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Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, which just banned American Apparel ads for "sexualizing child models," has received 15 complaints about the Harvey Nichol's "Love Thyself" Beauty Bazaar campaign. Recall, those are the ads that suggests that you're so enamored with your four eyebrows and pink eye-shadow that you can't resist making-out with yourself.
The ASA explained that the complaints "say the ads are offensive and potentially harmful" and complainers "believe the imagery is overly sexual in its depiction of women." If that sounds like someone complaining that a sport is just way too sport-y, refer to Harvey Nichol's other campaign for the only de-sexualized advertising seen since pre-Mad Men era.
· Harvey Nichols' 'Love Thyself' beauty campaign attracts complaints [Telegraph]
· Harvey Nichols Wants You to Love Yourself So Much You Can't Help Making Out With Yourself [Racked]
· Harvey Nichols' New Sale Campaign Pictures Models Who Have Peed Themselves [Racked]