Julia Roberts Ad Banned In UK Over Airbrushing!

July 27, 2011
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Holy moly a Julia Roberts ad has been banned in the UK because of excessive airbrushing.

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Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has yanked a L’OrĂ©al advertisement for LancĂ´me featuring the beautiful Julia Roberts, who is also the face of LancĂ´me. The reason behind the ad campaigns being banned, airbrushing or rather too much airbrushing. Simply put the ASA decided that pics breached the advertising standards code for exaggeration and being misleading and banned them from future publication.

Parliament member Jo Swinson alerted the ASA to the two-page ad claiming that the manipulated photographs could actually impact one’s body image. According to the Guardian Swinson has waged a campaign against the unrealistic and too perfect images of woman in advertisements. L’Oreal admitted that some post-production techniques, which is just another way of saying photoshopped, had been done on Roberts but maintained the changes were not directly relevant.

I don’t exactly know what L’Oreal means by “not directly relevant” but I will say that Julia is freaking beautiful with or without photoshop. Sure she is getting older but she is still one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood. I realize she is not perfect no one is ever and I am sure even Julia has bad pics taken of her. That being said do I think the ads should have been banned? Well I think it all depends on how much airbrushing was done, which we don’t really know for sure. I agree that too much airbrushing is bad and can give some people a bad body image. However I also think that sometimes a little touch put might be necessary.

It is one touchy subject that is for sure and I want to hear your two cents on what you think about the ASA banning Julia’s ad. Like I said I really don’t know since we didn’t see before and after pics and we never will, so I am up in the air on this.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/HRC/Ivan Nikolov/Starbux/apega/Daniel Deme








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