The Guardian reports that Steel Panthers posters promoting the "Balls Out" album are banned for being "overtly sexual". The ASA received four complaints about the poster which shows a barely dressed woman caressing herself while holding a pair of silver balls.
The record label Universal Island used the "we're mocking stuff from the 80s" defense and said that the ads were meant to "poke fun at the ridiculousness of the attitude to women, outfits and music in that era".
They also pointed out that the posters are meant to be "ludicrously over the top and not meant to undermine women". Cliff notes: "c'mon, we're only joking".
- hi admin 7 min 49 sec ago
- Best commercial ever! I love 1 day 1 hour ago
- For more details of campaign 2 days 14 hours ago
- "Testimonials by celebrities 3 days 12 hours ago
- Those mock Nazi ad slogans 4 days 2 hours ago
- It's the same story-idea as 4 days 5 hours ago
- If Snoopy and the Red Baron 4 days 9 hours ago
- Celebs or e-celebs make no 2 days 8 hours ago
- I just question the idea of 5 days 8 hours ago
- It's the studio lighting on 5 days 16 hours ago
- They also serve as both 5 days 16 hours ago
- The ones we've worked with 6 days 17 min ago