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are those benetton ads real???
Yes very much so

 
 
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I don't take offence of nudity. It's a natural thing, although I've understood that it's frowned upon on the left side of the Atlanic.

 
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I do not find breasts, real or otherwise "disgusting".
The ad is not 'offensive' because it shows breats.

The ad is 'offensive' because it's deliberately trying to shock us and it makes it tacky. There are a thousand other poses that could show breats in a nicer, more artistic manner than smashing them in front of the camera.

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Nicer and more artistic? I believe "nice" and "artistic" are open to interpretation and that comment just shows why Tom Ford chose the image. That's one of Terry Richardson's least offensive, shocking and "disgusting" images tbh.

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i dont think nicer and more artistic is tom ford's style which is what makes him tom ford and not nina ricci. i think the cheap tacky almost porn look is intentional!

 
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Nicer and more artistic? I believe "nice" and "artistic" are open to interpretation and that comment just shows why Tom Ford chose the image. That's one of Terry Richardson's least offensive, shocking and "disgusting" images tbh.
I'm willing to bet nine out of ten people would "interpret" that ad as tasteless. There is such a thing as "standards" in this world.

 
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And what standards does a perfume bottle smashed between two breasts violate? Omnis is wrong, on my side of the Atlantic, in my hometown, that ad would be normal.

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And from both sides of the Atlantic, where I have lived, that ad would be seen either as amoral or as anti-feminist....you know...I love breasts, osex and fragrances to death, but I don't like the look of this ad...and it's not really about how breasts look, although they look fake. It's more a matter of that the model looks like she'd had a kilo of baby oil rubbed on her (or a bukake contest, you choose) and is being threatened, gun to her head, "Push them up for the 20th head shot".


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^^Huh? I need to look at that ad again. I've seen so many ad campaigns in New York with the emphasis on boobs- I'm not even phased by it.

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See that Tom Ford ad - I've just had a look for the first time, and I'm just not that impressed with their symbolic representation of male genitals. The phallic bottle hangs between the two mounds like giant testicles.... yeah, yeah. Mind you, there's just something not very heterosexual about the undertones of that ad, even if the mouth is wearing lipstick.

This Denim for Men advert on youtube demonstrates the old-style way of using sexual innuendo to flog fragrance, and to be honest, sometimes I still hanker for those more unashamedly tacky times...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnXXPPGs94

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^^^ Uh, I'm from Vegas and I've seen more provacative ads advertising a radio station. I see (well, I used to see) billboards with topless girls and insanely sexual innuendo on a daily basis. Trust me, I've seen worse

As for the bukkake contest comment, call me crazy but I don't see gratuitously sexual innuendo in the ad and I have a dirty mind. I certainly don't see bukkake

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^^^ Uh, I'm from Vegas and I've seen more provacative ads advertising a radio station. I see (well, I used to see) billboards with topless girls and insanely sexual innuendo on a daily basis. Trust me, I've seen worse

As for the bukkake contest comment, call me crazy but I don't see gratuitously sexual innuendo in the ad and I have a dirty mind. I certainly don't see bukkake
I guess my mind is dirtier No really - I like Vegas porn ads - the girls look like they're having fun...so...this poor girl hasn't even been given a chemical party, just a secretional. No fair Or maybe it's just the failed Newtonian vibe that irks me...

tigerrouge, I think you're right, this gal is just there to disguise the fact that it's really Tom's equipment that's being advertised

 
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I'm willing to bet nine out of ten people would "interpret" that ad as tasteless. There is such a thing as "standards" in this world.
oh, don't be stupid, this is actually done as a late seventies early eighties RETRO, in everyway of sense. does that mean all these 'oh, i found it offensive and tasteless' people are still stuck in time wrap early than that, late sixties early seventies, even the sickly fifties? wake up! it's a new century already!

 
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oh, don't be stupid, this is actually done as a late seventies early eighties RETRO, in everyway of sense. does that mean all these 'oh, i found it offensive and tasteless' people are still stuck in time wrap early than that, late sixties early seventies, even the sickly fifties? wake up! it's a new century already!
That's funny, because the entire problem is the failure to recapture the Newton/Feurer feeling. Just because they tried to recapture the 78-82 feeling doesn't mean they succeeded. I might be more critical that most regarding this because that time period is my favourite all categories. I have no problem with the subject matter (breasts, fallic symbols etc), but I have a problem with the execution...


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The words in the video are pretty suggestive, too. Is the Santa hat supposed to represent a condom?

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