FKA twigs Responds After Calvin Klein Ad Banned in United Kingdom for Objectifying Women

A Calvin Klein poster showing a partially undressed FKA twigs has been banned in the United Kingdom after a watchdog deemed the advertisement “likely to cause serious offence” by objectifying women, BBC News reports. The image in question depicted twigs draped in a denim shirt, revealing a side profile of her body, beneath the text “Calvins or nothing.”

Responding to two complaints filed by members of the public, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the “image’s composition placed viewers’ focus on the model’s body rather than on the clothing being advertised.” The ad “overly sexualised” FKA twigs and presented her as a “stereotypical sexual object,” the regulator added, telling Calvin Klein it should not use the image again.

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