A mall in Phoenix, Arizona called SanTan Village is receiving complaints about Victoria's Secret ads recently erected in their town — people claim they are "pornographic." Residents say such ads cannot be tolerated in a "family-friendly" town such as theirs. Uh, what makes a town "family-friendly"?! And what would these people think of a town such as New York? Is it a hotbed of heathen pervs? Don't answer that. Anyway, are they overreacting? Or should children be shielded from seeing Gisele in a bejeweled bra? [East Valley Tribune]
Wow I'm kinda surprised at all these comments... I kind of view this as "well finally some normal community is not just swallowing this kind of advertising without questioning it."
I get it, I get it— it's just breasts,etc.— but this isn't someone breastfeeding or a real person showing some cleavage— they are massive, super sexualized images of airbrushed women looming over a very public place. I object, not in a puritanical sense, but just in an "ENOUGH already, Madison Avenue" sense.
I mean, just look at that picture— the women walking past it, compared to the women in the ad. The VS ads are over-the-top and just stupid, and I think we'd all be better off if everyone kind of put their foot down that advertising like this is totally misguided.