Keira Knightley may not be the first celebrity you'd describe as "sexually suggestive" -- the girl is relatively demure in her red carpet couture compared to her bolder counterparts. But now, it's her luxurious tastes that have gotten her into a bit of trouble as her Chanel advertising campaign has officially been deemed too sexy for children.
For the latest Coco Mademoiselle commercial, Keira spritzes on the fragrance and then heads to a photo shoot where she strips down on a bed and shares some intimate moments with the photographer. This isn't exactly appropriate viewing for children under nine years old, according to the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK.
A complaint was filed after the ad ran during a broadcast of "Ice Age 2" -- not quite pandering to an audience that's willing to shell out $105 to smell pretty. Thus, the final ASA ruling released today prohibits this particular Chanel commercial from running during children's programming.
Fragrance ads seem to always be a contentious issue. Back in 2008, Eva Mendes' television spot for Calvin Klein's Secret Obsession perfume was banned entirely in the US. Across the pond, Brits ruled that Beyonce's fragrance ad was too sexy to be aired before 7:30pm in 2010. And of course, there was that whole issue with Dakota Fanning's Marc Jacobs ad for Lola last year that raised more than a few eyebrows. Luckily, she can laugh about it now.
So, Keira, don't sweat this latest ruling -- you're in pretty good company. And hey, we doubt Chanel will lose out on too many sales if the under nine set doesn't get to see you writhing around on a bed.
Check out the Chanel ad in question below and tell us: Do you think it's too "sexually suggestive" for children?
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