Monday, March 05, 2007

A BIG Thumbs Down to Dolce & Gabbana

Barcelona-based womens-rights group Institute Català de Les Dones issued an open letter to the designers Dolce & Gabbana, asking them to pull their latest advertisement. The institute explained that the photography was inciting violence towards women. The ad features a bare-chested man pinning a scantily clad woman to the floor while four other men look on with detached expressions.

Child pornography is rampant on the web and this kind of irresponsible behavior by materialistic designers is pathetic. They need to go back to see whether they forgot their brains in the dumpster. Advertising watchdog, Reuters, has metaphorically knifed coveted fashion house Dolce & Gabanna.

Although, the fashion design house of Dolce & Gabbana has announced it will stop running an ad in Spain that shows a man holding a woman down by her wrists. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, announcing the decision to pull the ad, blamed Spain for being "behind the times." They suggested that if the Spanish feminists had their way most of the world's major museums would be closed.

I feel they need to give a public apology for their advertising.

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