A sexy Calvin Klein ad featuring Lara Stone has been banned in Australia after the Advertising Standards Bureau equated it to gang rape.
They claimed they heard complaints from sexual assault workers stating that the images in the new jeans ad connoted gang rape. They have since decided that the images would be taken down from billboards. They’ve also said that the images are demeaning to women as well as men.
Their statement said, “The Board considered that whilst the act depicted could be consensual, the overall impact and most likely takeout is that the scene is suggestive of violence and rape. The Board considered that the image was demeaning to women by suggesting that she is a plaything of these men. It also demeans men by implying sexualized violence against women.”
I’m comfortable with being demeaned…What about you?