Thursday, June 18, 2009

Advertising gone too far?

I rarely ever watch "The View" but today I turned it on while I was doing some chores.

This ad was a topic of controversy: Calvin Klein Ad

Elizabeth argued that it was inappropriate. How does she explain that billboard to her 4 year old daughter? Joy said it could be used as a learning situation..your opportunity to explain to your child that what is being portrayed in this photo isn't appropriate.

I agree with Elizabeth. When you're at home you can control what your child see's and hears but when you're out in public you have little control over that. At the same time I understand Joy's position on the photo..however, what if you aren't prepared to explain such a thing to your child? What if they aren't of the age where you can really explain it in a way for them to understand?

What's your opinion on the topic?


Jenny said...

Absolutely ridiculous! It's scary how much there is out there that we need to protect our children from.

Autumn said...

Isn't it though? It's so scary the times we are raising our children in. It seems these days that anything goes.

Anonymous said...

I'm hearing my mom's voice in my head snapping, "Just don't do that! It's wrong."

That's the answer I'd use on a younger child. If necessary, I'd tack on, "It's something I'll explain when you're older and can understand."

Holly said...

I agree with you, I don't think that ad is appropriate at all.

It reminds me of a similar (possibly worse) one I saw in a clothing sore today. The premise was that you ought to buy more than one style of jeans, and the poster depicted a large group of young people all draped over each other on a bed. The slogan? "Love more than one." :/

Apparently I'm not the only one who thought this was indecent, since when I Googled for it I found another blog entry with a photo: