06 February 2010

WARNING! Pictures are offensive.

Not really.

Reported by Fox News (Kansas City), some groups such as the American Family Association's spin off One Million Moms and the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families are outraged over a window shop display by Armani Exchange - A|X, claiming that this is offensive.

Not surprisingly, Fox News pandered to the extremist conservative moral minority by reporting this non-issue. Thankfully, other members of the public interviewed by Fox News did not agree with the extreme views.

Here is the so called 'offensive' display

From One Million Moms
OMM typically focuses on issues that air on television, but there is one other issue we cannot ignore any longer: fashion designers using scantily dressed models in advertisements who have recently put their focus on threesomes or same-s*x couples. This is not okay!

Malls, where teens hang out, have retailers whose window displays poison our children with 10-foot posters that are nothing but soft p*rn. In particular, Armani Exchange has recently displayed Valentine's posters with partially dressed "couples" holding one another. These couples consist of two men, a man and woman, and two women. The women are scantily dressed while it is questionable if the men have any clothes on at all. Two of these models are used a couple of times to represent bis*xuals. If it could get any worse the text written is "SHARE THE LOVE." (An asterisk '*' is used to ensure our emails get through to those who have signed up for our alerts. Otherwise specific words referenced would be blocked by some Internet filters.)

Not every local mall has an Armani Exchange, but we need to take a stand since A|X is one of the fashion leaders and this is becoming a popular trend. You may view these on their website at www.armaniexchange.com. WARNING! Pictures are offensive.
Seriously, there is nothing offensive about people showing affection or love. There is also nothing offensive about being shirtless.

Perhaps these easily outraged people may wish to consider whether it would be more appropriate for them to live in Saudi Arabia or other countries where there exists a morality police.

1 comment:

nate said...

Ha! I've even heard there was a *protest* about this. I worked a block away from the NY A/X flagship on 5th ave. and no one (locals or tourists) bats an eye when they walked by their giant poster ad, in fact, they've been busier. It may be boosting sales.