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An advertisement from quick fashion seller Boohoo got banned for promoting ‘send nudes’

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The complainant challenged whether the recommendation to “send nudes” was socially irresponsible. Boohoo

An ad for skin-coloured clothing from fast fashion seller Boohoo has actually been banned in the UK by the Marketing Standards Authority for using the strapline “send out nudes.”

The ad was sent out in a July marketing e-mail from Boohoo, and featured the e-mail subject heading “Send out Nudes [eyes emoji],” according to a statement from the ASA

The model included in the advertisement wears a beige coat with the text “Send out Nudes. Set the tone with new season shades” written throughout the image.

The plaintiff challenged whether the recommendation to “send out nudes” was socially irresponsible. Boohoo

The ASA, the body responsible for monitoring and controling advertisements in the UK, received a complaint that the text “send out nudes” was “socially careless,” the ASA’s statement stated.

In reaction, Boohoo declared that they only suggested “nudes” to refer to the color of the clothing, and stated that was “obvious from the body of the e-mail,” according to the ASA site.

The ASA countered that the words “send out nudes” would be understood to have a sexual significance in addition to describing clothes. It explained the phrase as an ask for “sexual pictures, which could be a form of unwanted sexual advances.”

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” In the context of an advertisement aimed at a relatively young audience who were more likely to be harmfully affected by pressure to share sexual pictures of themselves, we thought about that the reference to ‘send nudes’ was socially reckless,” said the ASA.

As a result the advertisement need to now not appear once again.

A Boohoo spokeswoman informed Service Expert that the company will ensure its advertising is “socially accountable.”

The UK-owned fast style brand name has actually gotten appreciation in the past for ending using Photoshop in images of their models and including plus-sized ladies on their site. It is frequently criticised for sustaining high street style’s throwaway culture.

Drew Simms
Drew has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at Drew Reports News. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more. Owns shares in ETFs. Contact Drew at drew@drewreportsnews.com

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