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Calvin Klein Billboard Stirs Controversy In NYC  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

An enormous billboard advertisement for Calvin Klein jeans in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood is stirring all sorts of controversy, with many people claiming it is too vulgar to be shown in a public location. The ad features a topless young woman (nothing shown, due to the position of her arm) making out with two men on a sofa, while another man lies on the floor. Some people say that the young woman looks underage. There also are claims that her presence notwithstanding, the ad is actually homoerotic.

See for yourself:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitchcakes/3578898068


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Her parents must be so proud!

To me this ad is the attempt of a fast fading brand to make itself important again. Fail. CK dOne.

YOWza



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User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Sucks to be the guy on the floor, he really got shafted.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3057 times:



Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
To me this ad is the attempt of a fast fading brand to make itself important again. Fail. CK dOne.

This is what I thought as soon as I saw the thread title. CK who?



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User currently offlineFCA767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting KSYR (Reply 2):
Sucks to be the guy on the floor, he really got shafted

Funny that the uk term for shafted is what would be happening to the woman Big grin


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3019 times:



Quoting PROSA (Thread starter):
An enormous billboard advertisement for Calvin Klein jeans in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood is stirring all sorts of controversy, with many people claiming it is too vulgar to be shown in a public location. The ad features a topless young woman (nothing shown, due to the position of her arm) making out with two men on a sofa, while another man lies on the floor. Some people say that the young woman looks underage. There also are claims that her presence notwithstanding, the ad is actually homoerotic.

I say get over it.

It's an advert, it's not the best in the world, but far from the worst. I don't think of homosexuality when I see it, and even if I did, it wouldn't matter.

No offense caused.


User currently onlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Looks fine to me... Nothing wrong with it in my eyes except those guys are with her and not me Big grin

Quoting PROSA (Thread starter):
Some people say that the young woman looks underage

Some people are clutching at straws, there are many models and adult film stars who look underage. Jealousy I think!



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User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3004 times:



Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
To me this ad is the attempt of a fast fading brand to make itself important again. Fail. CK dOne.

Since when is Calvin Klein unimportant?

This ad is fine. People are just being paranoid and I sure don't see how it evokes thoughts of homosexuality!


User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

There's a girl in that picture???
 Smile


User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Where is the girl??? All im seeing is that poor guy on the floor doing something with his jeans :P

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2968 times:



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 7):
Since when is Calvin Klein unimportant?

It had it's moment in the sun but it is not hip (it once was) anymore and it's not an established enough brand like say Burberry to remain resilient. They even have cut price denim these days. When top flight brands start selling lower line products under the same name the end is usually no far away.

YOWza



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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

As mentioned above, Calvin Klein is a dying brand, even within its previously steadfast "gay community" clientele.

Secondly, the puratanical homophobic religius right-wing members of the American public need to not force their myopic view of morality on the rest of the world. The right wing thought police needs to take a deep breathe and focus on defeating gay marriage propositions around the country...  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2910 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
homophobic religius right-wing members of the American public... the right wing thought police needs to take a deep breathe and focus on defeating gay marriage propositions around the country

Nice stereotyping there

Sincerely,
the homosexual satan-worshipping left-wing members of the American public needing to take a deep breath and focus on vandalizing Mormon churches

P.S. Oh yeah, no problem with the ad...



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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2898 times:



Quoting Homer71 (Reply 12):
Nice stereotyping there

Notice the sarcastic smiley.....



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2881 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 5):
I say get over it.

I say I agree.

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 5):
It's an advert, it's not the best in the world, but far from the worst. I don't think of homosexuality when I see it, and even if I did, it wouldn't matter.

I don't think it's a particularly great advert myself tbh, infact I prefer the sight of the 3 men and lots of naked flesh, and that alone doesn't really make me suddenly think, "Oh! I need to go out and get some Calvin Klein jeans".
What I don't agree with is the making out between the guy and the girl. Children will see this advert and since they're impressionable, they need to be protected from such images.

I also don't think homosexuality when I see it, now, if the guy under the girl had his head the other way....  Silly

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 9):
Where is the girl??? All im seeing is that poor guy on the floor doing something with his jeans :P

Oh how you make me laugh Dan. Maybe someone should go help him out eh?  Wink

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1255 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

All the issues in the world and this has to be a concern? Yeah, glad we have our priorities straight.  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27342 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2815 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 14):
I don't think it's a particularly great advert myself tbh, infact I prefer the sight of the 3 men and lots of naked flesh

Too right lol... When I saw it I said ..lucky Girl lol...

I dont think CK is dead. I still like some of their stuff, namely their underwear. I havnt bought their jeans for a while though.


User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2807 times:



Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 15):
All the issues in the world and this has to be a concern? Yeah, glad we have our priorities straight.

Too true! It always makes me laugh how we try to preserve this image of purity as a country while the porn industry thrives on the backs of suburbian America. Just because an ad shows what people wish they could do doesn't make it wrong.

Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 8):
There's a girl in that picture???

I think I may have spotted her, but it's hard to do when you have to not focus on three hot men!


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

OMFG really? seriously? For THAT? This is the pussyfication of america at its finest.  banghead   Yeah sure

Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 8):
There's a girl in that picture???



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 9):
Where is the girl??? All im seeing is that poor guy on the floor doing something with his jeans :P



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 14):
Maybe someone should go help him out eh? Wink



Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):
When I saw it I said ..lucky Girl lol...



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 17):
I think I may have spotted her, but it's hard to do when you have to not focus on three hot men!

Sheesh. Ya'll in the pink brigade have fun with those dudes and drag her away from the girl, 'cuz she's mine, ALL MINE!!! MWAHAHA!  mischievous 


User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2770 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 18):
Sheesh. Ya'll in the pink brigade have fun with those dudes and drag her away from the girl, 'cuz she's mine, ALL MINE!!! MWAHAHA!

I don't think you'll see a fight from us over her either!!!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27342 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2768 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 18):
pussyfication

LOL...

Quoting Charles79 (Reply 19):
I don't think you'll see a fight from us over her either!!!

Too right , those guys are a waste on that.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7656 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2763 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 18):
Sheesh. Ya'll in the pink brigade have fun with those dudes and drag her away from the girl, 'cuz she's mine, ALL MINE!!! MWAHAHA!

After reading your thread on attracting the right woman. I just don't think you're ready yet. You better leave her to those more desperate like me .....  Silly



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3695 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2733 times:

Underage ? I know of council estates where she would nearly be a grandmother  Big grin

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2689 times:



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 19):
I don't think you'll see a fight from us over her either!!!

All the better. I just had to be the first straight guy to call dibs on her Big grin

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 21):

After reading your thread on attracting the right woman. I just don't think you're ready yet. You better leave her to those more desperate like me ..... Silly

Judging from the billboard, she's a man-eater. Which means she will be instantly attracted to me rather than you Big grin

Besides, I've learned to tame the man-eating types already  sly 


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10350 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2660 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 23):
Judging from the billboard, she's a man-eater. Which means she will be instantly attracted to me rather than you

Which means we'll be treated to a thread about her when it ends badly  Wink

Quoting PROSA (Thread starter):
Some people say that the young woman looks underage.

Ugh, I always hate hearing this (not directed at you, PROSA). There are plenty of people in the world who look underage. Do we go around censoring them?

Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
Her parents must be so proud!

Hey, they very well might be, depending on how much money she's getting paid!



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25 FLY2HMO : Nope! I'm done with that. The secret is, you have to devour the woman first before she has a chance to eat you
26 LHR380 : Will never forget, waiting for a bus in Manchester to Work. Group of 13/14 year old girls talking about wanting to get with this one guy first and wh
27 EA CO AS : Then send her my way and you can be with the guys. Problem solved.
28 NIKV69 : This company has always pushed the envelope so what? If you haven't done anything in the past why is now any different?
29 Aaron747 : Because old folks, radical feminists, and the Family Research Council fundie thought-police don't like it!!
30 WarRI1 : Gee! I do not get it, back when I was younger, and a girl took on three of us, I do not think it was because we were Gay. I did not see anything that
31 Seb146 : There is such a double standard in the United States it is nearly sickening. Replies in this thread could explain one reason why. Something akin to "i
32 Captaink : Since when a girl making out with a boy is homosexual. Looks like the start up of some kind of trio, possible bisexual.. But homosexual nah.. . Cool
33 Vikkyvik : Maybe I'm misreading your post, but the vast majority (if not all) of the posters who replied to this thread didn't seem to care at all about the ad.
34 ACDC8 : I'll give you that one I'm too still too slow for that
35 Diamond : I don't see any controversy in that billboard at all. The only thing I notice about Calvin Klein advertising is that it seems very dated (old) to me.
36 Swiftski : You're misquoting me there..
37 NIKV69 : Well then they should have done something 15 years ago. CK's ad campaings have been very sexual suggestive for years and all this does is help CK sel
38 Us330 : FYI, as someone who has actually seen the billboard (it was between my LSAT class and the subway stop), it is located basically at the corner of broad
39 Max999 : Calvin Klein is one of the biggest closet cases out there! The women he has married are just for show.
40 TylerDurden : Nice that capitalize the word 'gay'---I feel more important already. No, that's because she was a slut. Hope you were first. A&F ads are far more hom
41 Captaink : Not misquoting brother.. I am referring to those in the public that said the ad was homoerotic, not you, as you just quoted what they said. Whats mor
42 Starbuk7 : The billboard is in Liberal Left New York, I think you have your public personnel all wrong on this one.
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