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37 Shocking Ads and Editorials That Cross The Line

— February 13, 2009 — Naughty
While all of these fashion advertisements and editorials fall under descriptions like disturbing, overly sexual, sexist, discriminatory against women or encouraging sexuality among young teens, Tom Ford tops the list with SIX ads that could easily be argued as crossing the line of decency. It’s that racy, controversial trait that makes them precisely so appealing, and perhaps one of the most tried and true ways to attract attention these days.

So, from Tom Ford’s vaginads to fake Barbies (is it indecent if it’s fake, or in Barbie’s case, non-existent?) here are some of the most scandalous ads and editorials featured on Trend Hunter, all of which aim to sell fashion and beauty.
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Controversial Earthquake Fashion Photos
Controversial Earthquake Fashion Photos
Chinese Magazine Closed After Racy Rubble Pics
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Armani Ads Accused of Promoting Sexual Tourism
Armani Ads Accused of Promoting Sexual Tourism
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Remixing Racy Commercials
Remixing Racy Commercials
3 Minutes of Sexy Fun Features Mashup of Hot Ads
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Instant Freeze-Dried Girlfriends
Instant Freeze-Dried Girlfriends
Controversial ‘Pot Noodle' Advert
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Controversial 2008 Beijing Olympics Ads
Controversial 2008 Beijing Olympics Ads
Benetton: Tibet vs China, 'Victims'
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NSFW Publicity Parachuting
NSFW Publicity Parachuting
Danish Supermarket's Controversial Ad for Siemens
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Homosexuality vs. Mutated Humans
Homosexuality vs. Mutated Humans
Sexual Diversity Ads: What is Weird For You?
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Peasants as Models
Peasants as Models
Vogue India's Controversial Photo Shoot
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Controversial Ad Bans
Controversial Ad Bans
Italian Tom Ford Sunglasses Ad
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Racy Arabian Nights Promotions
Racy Arabian Nights Promotions
Supereme Model Management F/W 09 Showcase
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Controversial Magazine Covers
Controversial Magazine Covers
Diddy and Nude Twin Daughters Pose for Vogue
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VERY Controversial Vogue Spreads
VERY Controversial Vogue Spreads
Vogue Paris Literally Flips PETA
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Check Out My Breasts
Check Out My Breasts
Breast Cancer Ads Get Racy
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Racy Shoetography
Racy Shoetography
Paul Graves Shoots Models Wearing Nothing But Shoes
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Controversial Billboards
Controversial Billboards
Disney Ad Shows Little Girl in Lingerie
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Sexist Ads
Sexist Ads
Pretty Women as Shoe Brushes
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Racy Women‘s Shoes Campaigns
Racy Women‘s Shoes Campaigns
Luciano Carvari SS08 Flora Amore Ads
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Controversial Criminal Ad Campaigns
Controversial Criminal Ad Campaigns
'Thelma & Louise' Relish Ad Promotes Violence Against Women?
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Romantic + Racy Campaigns
Romantic + Racy Campaigns
Less Photoshop, More Raw Energy in Kosiuko Ads
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Awarding Controversial Ads
Awarding Controversial Ads
American Apparel Dubbed Label of the Year
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Controversial Photo Exhibits
Controversial Photo Exhibits
Jackass by Terry Richardson
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Dolce & Gabbana Gets Overly Sexual in New Controversial Ads
Dolce & Gabbana Gets Overly Sexual in New Controversial Ads
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Disturbing Sexist Ads
Disturbing Sexist Ads
Duncan Quinn Suit Campaign Depicts Strangled Woman
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Tom Ford's Racy New Ad
Tom Ford's Racy New Ad
Controversial Cologne Campaign
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Banned Shockvertisements
Banned Shockvertisements
Overly-Morbid Print Ads
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Disturbing Fashion Photography
Disturbing Fashion Photography
‘The Blood Show' by Kattaca
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Taboo Fashion Editorials
Taboo Fashion Editorials
‘Dogging' by Steven Meisel in V Magazine (NSFW)
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Banned Celebrity Ads
Banned Celebrity Ads
Eva Mendes for CK Secret Obsession
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Racy Product Placement
Racy Product Placement
Do Tom Ford's Vaginads Cross the Line?
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Living Barbie Dolls
Living Barbie Dolls
Surreal and Sexy or Social Statement?
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When Ads Cross The Line
When Ads Cross The Line
Is Tom Ford's New Campaign Too Naughty
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Controversial Male Teen Stars
Controversial Male Teen Stars
Daniel Radcliffe Nude in Vogue September 2008
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