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Is This Rihanna Perfume Ad 'Sexually Suggestive'?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.04.2014 | Style

First Instagram forces Rihanna to shut down her account, and now this. An ad for Rihanna's newest perfume, Rogue, is being called into question by...

Bra Commercial Banned After Claims Of Being 'Degrading And Demeaning To Women'

Posted 10.18.2013 | Style

Another sexy ad has gotten the axe. A commercial for Innerware, an Australian lingerie chain, has been banned by Australia's Advertising Standards Boa...

Why This Car Ad Was Banned

Posted 07.18.2013 | Women

Sex might sell cars, but a YouTube ad for the Renault Clio may have taken things a little too far. The ad features a variety of people driving the...

PHOTOS: American Apparel, ASA On The Outs Again With New Banned Ads

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.12.2013 | Style

American Apparel and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have a rather thorny relationship, one based on pushing boundaries and subsequently get...

Harvey Nichols' 'Lesbian Kiss' Ads Receive Complaints, Avoid Ban

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.08.2013 | Style

We barely raised an eyebrow when Harvey Nichols released their "Love Thyself" ad campaign in 2012, intended to promote the department store chain's ne...

LOOK: 8 Commercials Banned In 2012 (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

Gone are the days when you could show zombie attacks and brain surgery in commercials without a fuss. People are so sensitive! From nudity to reckl...

American Apparel 'Sexualizes' Child Models, Rules Britain's ASA

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.17.2012 | Style

Here we go again, American Apparel...

WATCH: Banned SodaStream Ad That Made Sales Skyrocket

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home

An ad for SodaStream, a home carbonation product, has been making the rounds worldwide. In it, bottles of soda seem to combust spontaneously every tim...

PHOTO: Natalie Portman's Dior Mascara Ad Gets The Axe

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.25.2012 | Style

See where Dior went wrong.

WATCH: Brian Atwood's Skin-Filled Ads Deemed Too Racy For Taxi TV

Posted 08.23.2012 | Style

When we first glimpsed Candice Swanepoel's sexy ad campaign for Brian Atwood, we joked that it looked like a veritable make-out party. Now that we'...

PHOTOS: American Apparel Ads Banned For... Being American Apparel Ads

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

We love to tease Britain's ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) for being somewhat overzealous, banning ads left and right because one or two grandmo...

PHOTOS: American Apparel Ads Banned For... Being American Apparel Ads

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.25.2012 | Style

We love to tease Britain's ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) for being somewhat overzealous, banning ads left and right because one or two grandmo...

WATCH: Kate Upton's Banned Commercial

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 04.25.2012 | Style

Zoo York, a skateboard and apparel company owned by Marc Ecko, decided to seize the zeitgeist and put Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton in a ne...

WATCH: The Most Terrifying Lingerie Ad?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.07.2012 | Style

We now bring you this surprising news: Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has reviewed a fashion ad and found it to be... totally acceptable. ...

PHOTOS: Is This Banned Ad Too Sexy?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 02.15.2012 | Style

The constantly pearl-clutching Advertising Standards Authority in Britain has dropped the ban hammer on more ads that it deems too racy for public con...

PHOTOS: Why Was Rachel Weisz's L'Oreal Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Style

L'Oreal adverts for anti-wrinkle cream featuring actress Rachel Weisz have been banned following a complaint from Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson. T...

Taylor Swift Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.21.2011 | Style

UPDATE: CoverGirl's PR agency let us know that the ad was not technically banned -- just voluntarily discontinued in response to NAD's inquiries. ...

PHOTOS: Are These Ads 'Degrading To Women'?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 11.30.2011 | Style

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, must be getting tired lately. Just this month, the organization has banned the following spots ...

PHOTOS: ANOTHER Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Just add it to the list. On the heels of banning Dakota Fanning's sultry ad for Marc Jacobs' "Oh, Lola!" perfume, UK's Advertising Standards Author...

WATCH: The Anti-Christian Deodorant Ad?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.28.2011 | Style

UPDATE: Axe South Africa has started a campaign on their Facebook page to get the ad back on TV. South Africa has banned an angel-themed Axe deodor...

Sprite Oral Sex Ad Banned In Germany (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE 5:00 PM ET The director of the fake Sprite ad, Max Issacson, has sent out the following statement regarding the making of the video. My name ...

WATCH: Brian Atwood's Skin-Filled Ads Deemed Too Racy For Taxi TV

Posted 10.23.2012 | Style

When we first glimpsed Candice Swanepoel's sexy ad campaign for Brian Atwood, we joked that it looked like a veritable make-out party. Now that we'...