Yves Saint Laurent ad banned for using ‘unhealthily underweight’ model

An advert by the fashion company Yves Saint Laurent has been banned by the UK’s advertising watchdog for using a model who appeared to be unhealthily underweight. Upholding a complaint that the model looked too thin, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) censured the advert, which appeared in Elle magazine, as irresponsible. In its ruling, published… [Continue Reading]

Viewers complain about ‘overly sexual’ ad

TV viewers have got their knickers in a twist over the sight of women dancing in bikinis and a large woman flashing her underwear in a cartoon advert. The 30-second promotion for insurance company confused.com has so far sparked 37 complaints from outraged members of the public who say it is too overly sexual. Cartoon… [Continue Reading]