Cara Delevingne Ad Banned in the UK

Joanna Elizabeth


Published May 2, 2015

Cara Delevingne. Photo: Tinseltown /
Cara Delevingne. Photo: Tinseltown /

Looks like Cara Delevingne is in the news again, but this time for a provocative advertisement for Tom Ford’s ‘Black Orchid’ fragrance. The billboard features a nearly naked Cara where plenty of her buttocks and breast is revealed. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled that it was too sexy to be  placed 100 meters (328 feet) from a school after receiving complaints from the community.

Cara Delevingne in Tom Ford's 'Black Orchid' Fragrance campaign. The image was banned in the UK for being too close to a school.
Cara Delevingne in Tom Ford’s ‘Black Orchid’ Fragrance campaign. The image was banned in the UK for being too close to a school.

“Whilst they [Tom Ford] accepted the model was nude…they believe neither her pose nor facial expression were sexually suggestive and were classical in nature, and had been depicted in art,” ruled the official ASA statement via Harper’s Bazaar UK.

What do you think? Is Cara’s Tom Ford advertisement inappropriate or is this an overreaction?

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2 thoughts on “Cara Delevingne Ad Banned in the UK”

  1. what is going on with the UK? That country is sick to the core. Seems a new ultra conservative victorian age has arrived under the lead of that vile Cameron fellow who wants to ban anything that is even remotely ‘lurid’. Its just digusting when people would consider children seeing this unsuitable.

  2. If the ad had the picture of a naked MALE model all the MP s would be thrilled and asking for signed copies. Only boys schools can be a curse.


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