Sodom and Gomorrah: A new Calvin Klein billboard

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  1. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    In its own peculiar way, this new Calvin Klein billboard is even more "racy" than the majority of member gallery pics here at LPSG.

    The two guys and the girl on the sofa are racy enough.... but that seems so... passé... in 2009. So we get the dude on the floor below the ménage à trois -- with hands sensually approaching his groin....


    Is the Calvin Klein Billboard Offensive? - Gothamist




    (I wonder what the next step up of "racy" is -- after we've digested this -- we seem to have maxed out on the racy spectrum, at least with jeans still on)
     
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    Damn! It's just a racy advertisement! :mad: :irked: I saw Sodom & Gomorrah in the title and was all excited because I thought you were having a theme party. :biggrin1: I was fixin' ta pack my bags. :wink:
     
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    What does mommy tell seven-year-old Susie as they descend the subway steps?
     
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    I swear, these people know how to get me to NOT want to buy anything! What the fuck are those skinny-ass pussies doing?!?!

    Look, get NJ, Naughty and Querc together, and I may just buy the video, but not jeans!
     
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    Some people just need lives. Really they do. I've seen much worse on a billboard.

    On a side note, but slightly related, I've noticed that one of my favorite commercials has been recently "censored" as well. Quizno Subs has this crazy campaign where an oven talks to one of the cooks about creating a new sub called "The Torpedo", and the original tag ling the oven says, in a very masculine voice, is... "Put it in me, Scott!". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LQpRQh2KSQ

    Of course, after complaints from the paranoid, they changed the quote and now the commercials say, "I'm waiting for it". Which isn't really any better if one thinks about it.

    Alas, adults are perverts and think anything they can believe to be too sexual is too explicit for their kids, ignoring the fact that their kids are probably sexually active already. When it comes to that Billboard, kids who are 5 & 6 years of age will either not get the reference or will be repulsed by it naturally because it isn't a cartoon. I mean, we're not looking at images of hardcore porn (which the kids already know how to research on the internet). So much hooplah over nothing... and it's all gonna benefit the companies anyhow because they did it for the attention. Mission accomplished.
     
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    Good god, Will, did you recently take a course at the Starinvestor School of Thread Titling?
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Oh, no you din't. If you arrange THAT, I want tickets!!!!
     
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    All I ask is that I get to keep the yummy fellow on the floor company.
     
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    New York is not exactly a sanitized place. If you raise a child in the city, your child is going to be exposed to all kinds of things a child raised in the suburbs isn't. A simple explanation is really all the child needs. It's no big deal.
     
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    Not offensive. Just weird.
     
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    I don't find that ad racy at all. Many men's and women's fashion magazines have far more provocative advertisements.
    The truth. That it is an advertisement, like all the other billboards. And that advertisements are designed to make people want to purchase good and products.

    This is how I explain "racy" ads other media to my kids.
     
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    I thought it was pretty tame compared to what I've seen on billboards in the city in the past! A Calvin Klein Billboard is pretty low on the list of what parents in NYC worry about!
     
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    I like the billboard. I like the photography and art direction. I don't see anything wrong with it.
     
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    I also like the billboard, and I don't find it offensive.

    I am not an advertising person, but I think it successfully targets a large part of CK's market. Young gay, bi, and straight men and women who are relaxed, comfortable and open to explore their sexuality.

    The story I see looking at this ad, is healthy, horny young guy (at the bottom of the billboard) dreaming or fantasizing about an encounter with a sexy girl and another guy, all enjoying the sensuous pleasure and intimate contact with friends, discovering their sexuality.

    There is much more offensive advertising, confronting drama and violent content on the daily news and other everyday media.
     
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    Calvin Klyde, or whatever, has always skirted the issue of substance (or the lack of it) with the ads for the jeans many many times. It's good publicity, but it has never caused me to want to go off and buy something off the rack. It changes the tactic for advertisement -- which many people copy--to shore up the product and make it associational with something else. "Wear these jeans, and you'll get laid."

    Beer commercials are ever so worse for that content bait and switch.
     
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    I've gotta say its too much and in no way am I driven by the advertisement, FAIL
     
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    It's a stupid and uncalled for picture, if you need that degree of sexual content to sell a pair of blue jeans then you shouldn't be in the fashion business...I mean what are they trying to sell, sex or jeans? What next, people fucking to sell an entire outfit? and then they wonder why teen pregnancy has increased dramatically :rolleyes:
     
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    The noobs who create this sort of shit are definately virgins for life. I'd be put off buying anything associated with such feminine men. XY chromosomes for life!
     
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    Will you're just pissed that they didn't pick you for the shot!
     
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    I guess the folks who are offended by the ad, or who are worried about what questions the kids might ask, won't be getting in that taxi cab in the foreground. I mean, it's driving around town with a huge lighted sign on the top of it, advertising a strip club! :eek:

    It's New York for christsakes. Get over it.
     
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