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What's Tackier?

What's Tackier?

I am so tired of seeing women's bodies and sexuality used to sell products. It's not even shocking to me anymore, just tacky. On the left, American Apparel thought it'd be a great idea to show a young woman simulating (I hope) masturbation to sell socks. On the right, Tom Ford places his fragrance for men in the glistening crotch area of a woman's naked body. Ugh. What's tackier?

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hotandbothered hotandbothered 3 years
AND, after 'voting' I get NO feedback or accounting of what the voters thought of the ads. Good job, people! How pitiful is this? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller??
golittleperson golittleperson 3 years
The Tom Ford ad is borderline sickening. Female's body looks child like, no hips no curves and first glimpse I thought it was a shaved male - then I saw the hand.
DanielTherrien DanielTherrien 3 years
Seriously... this old news (crap) is just that, "OLD NEWS"... Get rid of it already...!!!
Joey15113517 Joey15113517 3 years
Five years and this is still on the web site. Clean it up or delete your site all together
Rnicolew Rnicolew 8 years
Tom Ford...now thats just distasteful... As for AA- I too ( as most of you) have a love - hate relationship with them, though "I GET it"...yeah.
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
I don't get it , does the new Tom Ford ad smell like lady business, can't imagine my man would want to go around smelling like a vagina all day. :(
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
American Apparel doesnt hire models. The creator and owner of AA, Dov Charney, is insane. Charney takes many of the photos himself, often using company employees as models as well as people he finds on the street. "Meet Melissa," reads one print ad, which pictures a comely brunette in a shower and a see-through shirt. "She won an unofficial wet T-shirt contest held at the American Apparel apartment in Montreal." I highly doubt any of the girls are porn stars, just average girls with some average guy taking pictures with an average camera in his apartment. Check out the models: http://www.americanapparel.net/gallery/photocollections/models/index.html
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Honestly they are both disgusting. I hate the American Apparel ads!!
mitchelwb mitchelwb 8 years
I say the TF ad is worse.. for a couple reasons. At least the AA ad appears to be current. The TF ad looks like it is a couple decades old... the oily bronzed skin like that just isn't attractive now. But the second issue I have is this: In the TF ad.. just what does the stuff smell like? I mean, I can take a guess, but someone else already did it at http://www.smellmeand.com
anaisethenry anaisethenry 8 years
I'm not a big fan of AA... but I find it funny that there's a ad for it on teamsugar... just as I'm making this comment...
nonsequitur nonsequitur 8 years
I picked AA... Simply because all their adverts look sleazy.
drea-nicole drea-nicole 8 years
They're both pretty bad.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I chose the first one... mainly because it looks cheap and tacky and it looks like its supposed to be that way. Also, they are actually screaming SEX when the other one is more subtle and artsy.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
The way Tom Ford positioned his perfume would lead one to wonder what the point was he was trying to make :rofl: I picked that, but they are both utterly stupid ads.
lynbird lynbird 8 years
They're both in poor taste, but Tom Ford just had to grease up his model like a baking pan with Crisco. And wouldn't you just hate to have the job of photoshopping that chick's nether regions?
adco adco 8 years
The greased up plastic look of the Tom Ford ad did it for me.
nikecold nikecold 8 years
I chose AA because the moaning girl just seems tackier to me, plus it looks like a pic I would take of one of my friends while drunk and being stupid in her garage or something (not that I usually do that type of thing, but I guess I'm trying to say it looks amateurish) which just makes it even more tacky. Then again...the Tom Ford one has oil...
OhSoOrdinary OhSoOrdinary 8 years
The AA link doesn't work.
raieven raieven 8 years
I HATE the AA ads. This Tom Ford one could be a 'one off' whereas AA are CONSISTENTLY repulsive and tacky.
sjtoliver sjtoliver 8 years
the girl in the American Apparel ad is a pornstar! I think a couple of their models are, in fact. I also have the love-hate relationship with AA. I try to avoid seeing ads like these because they just kill me.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
TF is a bit much for my taste but hey sex sells or so they say :oy:
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I agree with cmd0610. I love AA, but they need to tell their models to wear a bra because a lot of their tops are sheer. I understand if it was runway, but this is catalogue! As for Tom Ford, all I have to say is "Shame shame".
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
They are both bad! I have a love-hate relationship with American Ap because I love the dresses and the colors they offer but their models look so cracked out and then this ad is just too weird- but the TF one is more tacky!
OhSoOrdinary OhSoOrdinary 8 years
Tom Ford is supposed to be high fashion... Have some class!
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