Feminists in Paris Are Outraged by “Porno Chic” Billboards

A group of seemingly charged up feminists in Paris, France, have voted to ban “sexist” adverts on billboards in the capital, after the recent Yves Saint Laurent haute couture campaign being labelled as and being accused of being “sexist”. Hmmm? Sexist or just not fit for billboard consumption?

Let’s take a look, shall we? I mean how bad or offensive could it really be? So, let’s take a closer look at YSL’s latest campaign, to see what’s really wrong with it?

There you see a skinny model, bending over awkwardly with roller skate high heels on and she’s assumed to be assuming the position of sorts, but is it wrong? Or just downright in poor taste?

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Perhaps, this shouldn’t be frowned upon if it was found in Vogue or even in a coffee table porno book, but should people really be offended by it being up on billboards? The fashion industry have always pushed the envelope of risqué, but to hear that France is in uproar over it, certainly means that “Feminism” is alive and well in Paris, of all places. The French are quite renowned for their liberal stance on sex and sexuality, like who even remembers Tabatha Cash, anyway? She was a bit of trailblazer in her day, but that was actual porn, this is fashion and one does wonder what a child would think of this very unorthodox pose, turning to the parent and asking, “What is she doing?”

Which would probably be met with the answer, “I don’t know, just don’t look. Maybe, she’s just resting? Having a nap?”

This is probably how the outrage began and this YSL campaign has seemingly set a precedent for censorship, with calls for cleaner adverts on billboards across the land, from now on.  Feminism and censorship together, sounds very frightening to us. Let’s see another photo now.

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Fishnet tights and roller-skates are definitely the “in thing” for Spring and all that comes to mind when you see this image is “good morning, did you sleep well?” or “did you slip and hurt yourself?”

Maybe, she was at the roller disco and just fell over or maybe this crotch shot shouldn’t be up on a billboard?

Anyway, perhaps they are right for not wanting these up on billboards for everyone to see, as they could stop traffic and or even have a child see them on the street, which probably isn’t a very nice incident to explain to your child. These photos would perhaps be more appreciated in a less public display, but is it really “sexist”? If so, how is it “sexist”?  We think that these feminists, need to calm down, just a little bit.

Sure, getting them off of billboards is probably a wise move, but one thing it isn’t, is “sexist”.

It’s only a model doing her job on the direction of the creator of the ad campaign, the art director, if you will. She’s being paid a lot of money for her work and she gets to be in a YSL campaign. How is that “sexist”? She’s wearing clothes, no less.

The warning signs here are that these Feminists have summoned the power to vote in the Paris city council for the banning of anything they consider as being “sexist” in adverts. That’s a massive grey area, don’t you think? What about a man with no shirt on, is that also “sexist”, let’s say for some sun tan lotion advert?

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This banning vote could have a domino effect into other areas and that’s the danger with Feminism, so what’s next, burkas and then praying five times a day? Somewhere later down the line, as the acts of Feminism and this public outcry, turns the world into a big mosque, one day. That’s a plausible danger.  Let’s hope not. You never hear feminists protesting the evil ways of Islam and how they treat some of their women. No such cries for women’s rights or anything sexist going on there, right?

But, back to this ad campaign now, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has even stated that Paris is leading the way in the fight against sexism. “Uh-oh”, this sounds dangerous, let’s hope this doesn’t spread like feminism does….

Soon men will be banned if feminism gets its own way, right? It will be illegal to be a man, or no man will put up with living under the microscope of a feminist society.

So, even though these YSL ads aren’t best suited for billboard display, empowering feminists and communists is a very dangerous thing, especially if it spreads into other areas of life in general. Politics for one!

Helene Bidard, a French Communist Party councillor and Deputy Mayor, tweeted, ‘Victory in the Paris. Council @JCDecaux_France agrees not to disseminate sexist, discriminatory, LGBT phobic ads in Paris’

Two things that we don’t like here at Brainstain, one is “feminism” and two is “communism”, and right there, we just had a slice of both worlds at once. Another thing that we aren’t very fond of is the typical feminist protestor, seen here below on the right hand side of the picture, with purple hair. Why is the hair colour of purple the natural choice for these awful feminists?

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People have to wake up and realise the dangerous consequences that these protestors can cause, after all, should we really be listening to people who have purple hair and support their views, blindly?

Perhaps, these purple haired feminists can feel simply jealous of a thin top model? Not saying that this is the case here, but this is a re-occurring theme with feminism and what have you, if feminism continues to grow. A problem, that’s what it will be, because the billboards may be in poor taste for public display, but they’re not “sexist” in any way, shape or form.

Sure, the billboards can just be taken down without having a precedent and ruling, that deems them to be “sexist”, without pandering to Feminism and Communism at the same time. What about empowering women in other ways, in feminine ways, rather than spraying your hair purple, right?

The latest ads from YSL had been seen by some as an “incitement to rape” and advertisers in Paris will now have to ‘ensure that no advertising of a sexist of discriminatory nature can be broadcast on the municipal display network’

Anthony Vaccarello seen here with Kate Moss. Credit: DailyMail

The French company JC Decaux who manages the billboards, will now rule which posters that have in fact, overstepped the mark.

Stéphane Martin, the director of the French advertising watchdog Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité, said that YSL had “incontestably breached” the rules.

The young designer behind the ads, Anthony Vaccarello has been known to push the sexual envelope and he switched up the sex factor to ten fold, perhaps going too far, this time?

The French advertising watchdog will now meet with YSL on Friday and so far, Yves Saint Laurent have not commented on this current situation or ordeal.

Perhaps, they could just remove the billboards in silence, rather than make it into something, which it isn’t, which is sexist!

This case does seem to have the undertones of censorship, feminism and communism, written all over it. Ugh!

 

Brainstain, over and out!

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