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American Apparel Ad Banned in the UK – The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has banned an American Apparel ad due to the depiction of a partially nude underage model.  The American Apparel ad, which ran in Vice Magazine UK, showed the model above in poses with an undone top and partially exposed breasts.  American Apparel countered, however, that the model in the shoot is 23 years of age.

Our take?  This should come as a surprise to no one.  Since day one, American Apparel has pushed the envelope with ads just like this one.  In fact, this one is tame compared to most of the brand’s advertisements.  While we appreciate the Advertising Standards Authority’s push to protect exploitation of children, this is a bit of a stretch, no?  As for American Apparel, most of your ads are pretty damn hot.  In spite of the controversy, this one is a let down…