The partial reversal of the ban on a Calvin Klein advertisement featuring FKA twigs has been implemented

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The Calvin Klein poster of singer FKA twigs received two complaints
The Calvin Klein poster of singer FKA twigs received two complaints
A prohibition on a Calvin Klein advertisement featuring FKA twigs has been partially lifted. The renowned singer expressed her disapproval towards the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for deeming the image in the campaign as potentially offensive due to objectifying women. Following a thorough review, the agency announced that the original decision had been reversed as the image was not deemed sexually explicit. Despite this, the advertisement remains restricted from being displayed in areas where it may be viewed by children. After receiving two complaints, the ASA initiated an investigation into the poster that showcased FKA twigs wearing a shirt that was partially wrapped around her body. The text accompanying the singer’s image read: “Calvins or nothing.” In its initial ruling released in January, the ASA concluded that the image focused on the model’s body rather than her attire, portraying her as a typical sexual object. FKA twigs responded vehemently in an Instagram post, denouncing the watchdog for its double standards and emphasizing that she saw a powerful woman of color rather than an object. The ASA acknowledged the strong public sentiment, including FKA twigs’ perspective, prompting a review of the ban due to concerns about flawed reasoning. The ASA contended that the advertisement was overly sexual and therefore unsuitable for minors to view on a widely accessible platform. The revised ruling was declared as final.

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