Agent Provocateur Ad Not Banned By ASA, Still Terrifying (NSFW VIDEO, POLL)
We now bring you this surprising news: Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has reviewed a fashion ad and found it to be... totally acceptable.
The film features a woman in a silky robe getting a "prank phone call" with no one on the other end. Suddenly, lingerie-clad women start popping up everywhere, slinking around and dragging her into a room where they... well, it's not clear. They sort of pose over her threateningly, touch each other and stare intensely while scary music plays in the background.
According to the ASA, "the complainant challenged whether the ad was offensive, because she believed it was disturbing and misogynistic."
The verdict, handed down today? The "disturbing" part can be accounted for by the film's inspiration, classic 1950s Hammer horror films. And the misogyny? Agent Provocateur "tried to communicate with a sense of humour and did not condone violence" nor offense to women in any way, writes the ASA.
Check out the (NSFW) ad below and let us know your thoughts. Funny? Scary? Offensive? Just plain creepy?