An online advertisement launched by Popchips featuring Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled out after it met with huge criticism among Indian-American community. These US born desi people ran a counter campaign against this ad as they believed the entire campaign was based stereotyping and racist in nature.
The online video for Popchips show the 34-year-old Two-And-A-Half Men star in brown make-up portraying a Bollywood producer named Raj who is “looking for love”.
This has now been removed from YouTube and Facebook.
Although Kutcher is shown as a hippie, a tattooed biker and an androgynous fashionista in other online videos but no hippie, biker or fashionista came forward to protest against it. Only the Indians felt provoked and violated by the ad campaign which indicates that they are very sensitive to stereotyping and racist slurs.
Popchips spokesperson made a feeble attempt to defend the ‘controversial racist campaign’ and said that the character was created “to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone”. Unfortunately the campaign did provoke people specially the Indians but in a negative way.
Model and actress Heidi Klum has done it again. Having posed nude for the May issue of ‘Allure’ magazine recently she posted another almost nude picture on her personal website.This picture is a part of her latest photo shoot with Astor Cosmetics which celebrates its 60th anniversary its brand.
For this exclusive photo shoot Heidi’s body was painted in vibrant colours by makeup artist Joanna Gair and it took 12 long hours to complete the task. “But this actually wasn’t the first time she has painted me from head to toe,” Heidi Klum reacted after the photo shoot.
“This was probably close to the 13th time I’ve been body painted by her, so I’m used to getting it done – the process takes awhile, so you have to be good at being patient! I don’t mind sitting still for such a long time though, it’s a living piece of art that I’m so honored to be a part of, ” she added.
Heidi is a mother of four and fast approaching towards the ‘forties’ of her life but nothing stops her from flaunting her toned physique and discussing why she’s never gone under the knife.
“I’m proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven’t done anything,” she was quoted by the Peoples Magazine during her recent interview by the magazine. “Everyone has a view of what’s not pretty and [plastic surgery] just doesn’t look pretty to me,” the 38-year-old added.
American socialite Kim Kardashian joined her sisters Khloe and Kourtney to promote their Kardashian Kollection lingerie. Sporting some sexy numbers they got clicked giving a distinct bronze look. Unveiling the intimate collections Kim informed the British tabloid, Daily Mail: ‘My sisters and I are excited to reveal our new ad for our Kardashian Kollection Intimates! The intimate line is so gorgeous, comfortable and feminine and we are very proud of the line!’
Kim Kardashian wanted some hype for her collections and she knows how to get it. She posted a topless picture on her micro-blogging site and as always it worked to the hilt. This picture shows her in just pink silk shorts on a bed, covering her assets with a sheet. The 31 year old titled the picture as ‘Can’t sleep tonight’. The picture is believed to be taken from the campaign of their upcoming collection
High end designer brand Ármani has come out with its fresh video campaign which features R&B singer Rihanna at her seductive best. She looks hot and smouldering in the video. It begins with her tossing and turning on bed while she is sporting a pair of bra and lacy panties. Later she slips into a skin tight denims and walks away.
Rihanna herself posted the video on Twitter saying: “Watch this video clip for my NEW @Armani add campaign … ENJOY!!!”
In this one minute long video, Rihanna is seen in lingerie for more than forty seconds. Ever since RiRi became the face for Armani’s ad campaign in July 2011 she has been featured in many hot ad campaigns unleashed by Armani.
It seems Rihanna has given a whole new dimension to Armani brand with her seductive and sexy style.
A raunchy advertisement placed by French lingerie firm ‘Agent Provocateur’ showing four skimpily clad women ‘kidnapping’ a woman in her own home has been cleared by advertising agency ASA (Advertising Standards Authority). “Despite one complainant calling the video ‘misogynistic and disturbing’, the ASA deemed it unlikely to cause widespread offence,” reports Daily Mail. “The ban, imposed in November after the ASA received just one single complaint, was lifted yesterday,” says the tabloid.
The video ad shows a brunette at home in a diaphanous dressing gown being terrorised by four seductive models dressed in Agent Provocateur lingerie. Towards the end the woman is ‘ravished’ by the intruders and becomes a style clone of agressors.The two-minute advert for the Soiree Gold collection has the feel of a traditional horror film.
Daily Mail quotes ASA: ‘We acknowledged some viewers might find some of the scenes distasteful but considered the highly stylised nature and clearly fictional content of the video meant it was unlikely to be interpreted by most viewers in the way the complainant suggested.
In 2001 an Agent Provocateur advert featuring Kylie Minogue was banned by the BBC. Available to be viewed online, it went on to be one of the most viewed videos in history, with an estimated 360 million people watching.
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London: (IANS) Actress Monica Bellucci has been named the new face of Dolce & Gabbana make-up. She will launch her own limited-edition lipstick range with the brand as part of the association.
The 47-year-old, who appeared in Dolce & Gabbana`s spring-summer 2012 campaign, will join the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Felicity Jones in representing the Italian fashion house`s cosmetics, reports femalefirst.co.uk.”We love Monica and have worked with her many times over the past 20 years. Her beauty is timeless. She expresses the Dolce & Gabbana woman perfectly,” said Domenico Dolce.
Stefano Gabbana added: “She is ravishing – a true Italian icon.” Bellucci`s limited-edition range with the brand will be called Monica Lipstick Collection. She is ecstatic.
“I`m delighted to be collaborating with Domenico and Stefano on Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up. I have always adored the aesthetic of Dolce & Gabbana and it`s so exciting to be involved with their creative process,” she said.
London: (ANI) Lady Gaga has stripped down to almost nothing in a new tour promo for her ‘Born This Way’ Ball world tour. The promotional pic has the topless ‘Telephone’ singer wrapped with a clear plastic sheet, a leading daily has reported.
And the only clothing visible underneath the transparent wrap is a pair of lace-up platform boots. However, Gaga does hold on to her hat in the snap.The 25-year-old had unveiled the artwork for the upcoming tour earlier this week, showing a ghostly, gothic face over a medieval castle. And she revealed the first batch of dates for the shows, which will kick off in Soeul, South Korea, on April 27, and run into 2013.
“The Born This Way Ball will perform 110 shows around the world,” she tweeted.
London: (ANI) Risque billboard posters for a new French adultery film ‘Les Infideles’ starring Oscar hopeful Jean Dujardin has been removed in Paris for being “too provocative”. The adverts show ‘The Artist’ star Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche in sexual positions which campaigners have said degrade women.
One image shows Lellouche on the telephone as a woman kneels in front of him as if she is performing a sex act. The poster is captioned “It’s going to cut out, I’m just entering a tunnel.” In the other advert a woman’s legs are in the air and are being held by Dujardin. It says underneath “I’m just going into a meeting”.
ARPP, the French advertising regulator, have ordered that the billboards be taken down. People have written on Twitter that the adverts are “crass and vulgar”. “We already feel that this campaign is against the rules, even if it relates to the subject of the film, a comedy about adultery,” a leading daily has quoted Stephane Martin, who works for the advertising watchdog as telling a French newspaper.
“As a preventative measure, we’ve already counselled JC Decaux, who are in charge of the billboards, to take them down,” Martin added. The Players, which goes by the French title ‘Les Infideles’, is about male infidelity and contains a selection of sketches.
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, have gone topless in a racy photoshoot to promote their denim line for Sears. The stylish sisters presumably wanted to put the focus on the jeans.
“Kourt, Khloe and I decided to go natural,” Kim was quoted as writing on her blog on Monday. The sexy snap was shot by photographer Nick Saglimendi, which has the famous reality TV sisters’ pose dramatically “in only our favorite jeans.”Kim seems very satisfied with the results.
“I think it’s such a beautiful shot and Khloe and Kourtney both look so stunning!” she wrote
Supermodel Miranda Kerr has set the Victoria’s Secret brand’s new ad campaign on fire. She has been associated with the label since 2007 and in the lastest campaign she is seen sporting a camisole and french briefs. The campaign also features Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Last year she set the ramp on fire by donning a $2.5 million ‘Fantasy Treasure’ bra at Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
While interacting with media Miranda said, “They’re about promoting a healthy body image and a curvaceous image so, you know, it’s good, it’s good for us. But I do think it’s important for anyone to have [an] exercise regime because then they feel better about themselves. It’s just as much a mental thing as it is a physical thing.”
She has also been recently named the new ambassador of Australia-based airline Qantas. Expressing satisfaction over the new contract she said. “It is very exciting. Qantas is such an iconic Australian brand and to be an ambassador for them is such an honour. I always fly Qantas, so this (role) is really exciting, what a privilege.” (Picture Courtesy: Daily Mail)