RIHANNA’S ‘PROVOCATIVE’ PERFUME AD RESTRICTED
Rihanna's raunchy new perfume ad faces rap from ASA
After baring all in a spectacular Adam Selman dress made of fishnet material and thousands of Swarovski crystals to accept her award as Fashion Icon at the CFDA, Rihanna has hit the headlines again as it was reported her latest advert for her Rogue perfume has been restricted by the Advertising Standards Authority...
The image allegedly sees the 26-year-old in nothing but heels. According to the BBC, the ASA stated: "While we did not consider the image to be overtly sexual, we considered that Rihanna's pose, with her legs raised in the air, was provocative. "Because of this, and the fact that Rihanna appeared to be naked except for high heels, we concluded that the ad was sexually suggestive and should have been given a placement restriction to reduce the possibility of it being seen by children.”
But back to the Council of Fashion Designers in America Awards – Rih received her award from queen of style Anna Wintour, and said in her acceptance speech: “I can compensate for all my weaknesses with my fashion… I think fashion has been an outlet for me to express myself, to speak up, to say who I am and to be very loud about it at times, and I just like to have fun with it.
“Fashion is just a world of thrills, it's exciting, there's no rules, there's just ... I mean, SHE [Anna Wintour] has tons of rules... Scratch that! Scratch that! There are RULES! But rules are meant to be broken.”
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)