UK: Naked Cara Delevingne not too racy to be seen near mosque – advertising watchdog

A naked ad of Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been cleared by watchdogs who say the the ad was ‘sexually suggestive’ but not ‘sexually explicit’ Photo: Stian Alexander

An attempt to ban a naked poster of the model Cara Delevingne from being displayed near mosques and churches has been thrown out by the advertising watchdog after advertisers argued that it resembled “classical” art.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that the billboard, which shows Miss Delevingne wallowing in a shallow pool of water with one breast and buttock visible in profile, was “sensual and sexually suggestive” but not explicit.

The nearest mosque is about 100 metres away from where poster was on display while the closest church is three times that distance, the adjudication notes.

It also threw out a claim that it was degrading to women, ruling that similar naked imagery is common in the beauty industry…

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  • Pity they don’t mention who filed the complaint.

    • Martin B

      It could have been the Muzz or the feminazis, since they’re both on the same side these days…

      • barryjr

        I don’t think so it had to be the Methodists.

        • Frau Katze

          Not these days.

  • Waffle

    “Naked poster” (sic) — no grammarians at the Telegraph, methinks.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Perhaps I’m betraying my ignorance, but what would be correct?

      • Waffle

        Put the word “naked” in front of “supermodel”. A poster can’t be naked — common sense– however it can be suggestive or pornographic depending on your point of view.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Ahhhh… Now I know what you mean.

  • FactsWillOut

    We should put images like that on our money.

  • mauser 98

    sheep photos a bridge too far

    • Frau Katze


  • Edubeat

    Is she part of my heavenly reward for having lived a good life. I didn’t think so. Damn!