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Discussion in 'Designers and Collections' started by Lena, May 12, 2004.
so glad that people are finally taking some action, better late than never
from the Guardian UK
we had the times, i wish i had seen the offending advert.. it must hav not been good.. as it didnt even stick in my head
i don't think that i have seen it....
it is a shame....
probably the person that did it didnt have that in mind but still they shouldnt use it.
Armani isn't the only culprit - some of thse D&G adverts are shockers....
there should be visuals coming up on this,
please do post if you find links or images from the Armani Junior ad
and yes, i agree there are quite few child-as-sexual-object inspired,
fashion advertisments around, i'll be glad to see them go, seems like
the 'general public' got finaly alerted .
hence "better late than never"
dont feed the beasts
as much as i am all for the hyper sexuality in mainstream adult ads, what bothers me about these children's ads is that there's an appetite for this stuff. children are maturing much faster these days and i think that a lot of these ads is a response to this new younger sexuality.
There's a tiny-ass thumbnail of it if you go to www.giorgioarmani.com. Hit your language preference and a smaller window appears. The thumbnail is the last one on the right as "Armani Junior."
Personally I don't see the big deal about this shot in particular.
Yet another useless controversy. I understand there are members in society who want to keep a check on the sexuality perceived in children's ads...but a boy shirtless is no more sexual than a diaperless baby. Come on.
overreactive, definitely! But we can't ignore the fact that the moral nature of us human beings is on the decline also.
thanks for the link, but i really love to see the original advertising.
the little picture was a bit shocking just because that young guy looks..
far too much like a girl
It's plain wrong.
Thats a boy???
I am all for not exposing children sexually, but I think this as a bit of a overreaction...I've seen many Quiksilver ads of boys in just shorts and beaded necklaces like this ad but not one complaint.
I saw the ad in one of my papers/magazines and it was no big deal...He wasn't posed sexual or anything...like Mikeijames said..its no more sexual than a pampers commercial.
IMO, the picture was taken in a way that the boy looked like a naked girl. I just think this isn't right, the pic did look a bit dodgy, and children are innocent so lets not start a debate on that.
how can we talk without having a look at the actual advertisement
It really bothers me how they make young girls look like mini models (very thin long legs etc.). Their bodies havent developed yet and I guarentee you that when they turn 15 and start filling out the response will not be positive. I know that some people are naturally skinny and have model build but you dont know who these people are at until they are teenagers, but no one should go through childhood worrying about their weight
There was also the Calvin Klein scandal in the 90's. I'm wondering just how bad the Armani one's were. If they were similar to the CK one's I can see why it may be deemed offensive but I'd have to see them to judge.
Edit-just saw the little photo, from what I see there really wasn't anything offensive about it. Does anyone have a larger picture? I totally agree with whoever it was that said it's no more sexual then a diaper ad.
and I think it's not just a boy without a shirt, it's a boy being sexualized. i think it looks like he's oiled down or something. i breezed through the armani junior stuff and there were a few pics of little boys with no shirts on, and a jacket with their pants low and underwear showing. personally, it doesn't bother me but I can understand it's making a child into an adult when they clearly shouldn't be.
i just think they are bad pictures...period...they are ugly to me...bad styling...what's with the ugly necklaces...btw... dumb idea to shoot the shirts open...trying too hard to be cool and looking stupid instead...
I think that it is wrong because they're trying to make the kid look like an adult.