Calvin Klein Under Fire For Provocative New Ad Campaign

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(PCM) Clothing designer Calvin Klein has never been one to shy away from controversy when putting together advertising campaigns for the brand, however many feel that their newest campaign has taken things a step too far and are almost pornographic in nature.

We have to admit that the ad does give off a creepy vibe, as it features 23-year old model Kiara Kristin providing the camera with a full up-skirt shot with the caption “I flash my #calvins”. Almost instantaneous the ad began receiving a ton of backlash via social media with some even accusing the brand of promoting pedophilia.

Many just found the ad to be gross and in poor taste as they feel it shows that this kind of behavior is acceptable for young women. Kylie Jenner is another model who has recently been featured in Calvin Klein ads of a provocative nature as she is seen with her fists shoved down the front of a pair of Calvin Klein underwear and another features her in an undershirt gripping a blood orange that looks creepily similar to a woman’s vagina.

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There are those that are defending the ad campaign claiming that women are often the victims of up-skirt shots without their knowledge or permission and that Kristin knowing posed for the image and was paid for the campaign. Either way it is has sparked up a huge debate online with people weighing with their opinions on both sides.

What do you think of Calvin Klein’s ad campaign?  Creepy or creative?

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JCPenney Offers A Witty Response To The Period Skirt Drama

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(PCM) Retailer JCPenney recently found themselves making headlines due to the image of a skirt that was featured in their advertising flyer that very closely resembles an accident that could  occur when a woman is on her period. The white skirt featuring an ill-placed floral design is now being referred to as the “period skirt”.

If you look at an image of the skirt on the JCPenney website, it looks like nothing more than an ordinary white skirt with a floral design, however it appears to look like something totally different when featured in the advertising flyer. The flyer shows the skirt on a different model and in motion which in turn causes the floral design to appear like a bloody period accident.

The image has since gone viral and of course many are heckling JCPenney via social media for the skirts ridiculous design. It took awhile, however JCPenney has now issued a response in regards to the skirt saying “We think it’s a fab skirt for any time of the month. Period.”!  Score for JCPenney, as we seriously couldn’t have  come up with a better response.

What do you think? Does the skirt design look like a “period” or just a regular flower design?

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Hazmat Team Evacuates Seattle Church Over AXE Body Spray Stench

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(PCM) Men often think that dousing themselves in an overwhelming amount of AXE body spray is a good thing. We are here to tell you, it’s not! Seriously! In fact, a church/daycare center in Seattle, Washington was recently evacuated due to what was described as “cough inducing fumes” in the building, caused by … you guessed it, a can of AXE body spray!

Firefighters who showed up to the scene were unaware that the AXE body spray was the cause for the obnoxious fumes and they quickly evacuated the building and called in the hazmat team. When finally reaching the source of the stench the firefighters discovered a backpack that had been left in the church’s bathroom that contained a can of AXE. It is not clear whether or not the can had been leaking or someone had just decided to spray way, way too much on their way out.

Either way, the firefighters and hazmat team declared the situation non-hazardous and everyone was allowed to re-enter building. Let’s hope they opened a ton of windows, and we are not sure we completely agree with that whole non-hazardous part! Have you ever smelled AXE, if so, you will completely understand!

 

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Lush Soap Is Spawning Plants In User’s Shower And Sink Drains

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(PCM) Lush Cosmetics company is known for their all-natural luxury bath and beauty products, however we didn’t realize they were getting into the gardening business as well. Customers who purchased Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles massage soap bar were surprised to see small green plants beginning to sprout up from their sink and shower drains after using the product.

Not all Lush products will spawn a shower garden, it is really only the massage bars that have beans or seeds in them, such as aduki beans that can grow plants that are over 2 feet high without any need for soil. The directions for using the Lush Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar do say to rub the soap over dry skin first, people of course don’t listen and that leads to the beans becoming loosened from the bar and falling down the drains.

It certainly proves the fact that Lush uses incredibly fresh ingredients. Lush co-founder and product inventor Hellen Ambrosen commented “In order for the beans to germinate, they must have been left in the shower for a few days. The results you get just go to show how fresh the ingredients really are.”

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The A4 Waist Challenge Is Sweeping China Promoting A Very Dangerous Body Trend

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(PCM) Yet another incredibly dangerous and very unhealthy body trend challenge is picking up steam in China. The #A4WaistChallenge asks women to hold up a sheet of A4 computer paper (approximately 8 x 11 inches) over their stomachs to prove that their waistlines are tiny. If your waistline is completely hidden by the paper then you have succeeded with the challenge.

The challenge originated on the Chinese social media network Weibo and has since spread like wildfire all throughout Asia. Women are attempting drastic measures to show-off their less than eight inch waistlines. Of course the challenge is receiving quite a bit of backlash as now users are Twitter are beginning to express their displeasure and concern.

Many feel that of course it presents unrealistic standards of beauty for women and can lead to some very dangerous physical and psychological ailments. People even begun suggesting that holding the paper in landscape direction over your mid-section would be a more accurate and safe representation that portrait direction.

Sometimes we don’t think there will ever be a day when these ridiculous body trend viral challenges will ever stop and they only seem to be getting worse!

 

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TV Networks Reject Lane Bryant Ad Possibly Due To Model’s Size

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(PCM) TMZ has reported that the major television networks have all rejected Lane Bryant’s new THIS BODY commercial spot which features the brand’s scantily clad plus size models. Sources close to the company reveal that the commercial was rejected by both ABC and NBC and since these networks regularly air Victoria’s Secret commercials, which also feature scantily clad models, they feel that their ad was rejected not due to the model’s clothing, but rather due to their size.

The commercial features plus-size models Ashley Graham and Precious Lee and points out all the ways in which we should embrace and love our bodies regardless of size. So, far the TV networks have yet to comment on the reasons by the ad was rejected and some are claiming Lane Bryant is using the ad to stir up both controversy and publicity.

In a statement obtained from Cosmopolitan, Lane Bryant says:

The THIS BODY campaign was meant to be a fun way for us to celebrate and honor women of all shapes and sizes. What is too much for some does not hold true for others. All women should be celebrated and feel empowered to express themselves as they see fit. We want her to know she can attract as much media attention, look just as striking as any woman, and decide what beautiful means to her. The THIS BODY commercial holds nothing back. It is a true celebration of women of all sizes doing what makes THEM feel beautiful whether its breastfeeding their newborn, flaunting their bodies the way they see fit, breaking down barriers all around and simply being who they are or want to be!

We certainly did not find anything about the ad to be offensive or inappropriate, however perhaps the networks are catching something we are not! It certainly drums up attention if nothing else! What do you think? Is the new Lane Bryant ad too offensive for network television?

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