I woke up to a lot of hubbub about the inescapable – no way you can miss it – massively huge in size and message – Calvin Klein billboard displayed on Lafayette and Houston Streets in SoHo (NYC) today.
Unbuttoned, unzipped, it features a topless young woman, a bare-chested boy and another shirtless male. The models are positioned in what appears to be a threesome, and the imagery implies that a foursome is imminent.
People are saying that it’s borderline pornography, others say that at the very least it’s inappropriate. Some New Yorkers think that Calvin Klein has taken it too far. And perhaps they are right. Has Calvin crossed the line?
For me, the advertisement brought up other issues. Possible pornography aside, this ad not only says that our bodies have to be perfectly air-brushed, and that you’re old at 30, never mind 50, but now, in addition, I have to be in bed with at least two other people, preferably three, to feel sexy and enjoy life.
It took me a minute or two to find center and come back to being absolutely fine with my body, my age, and my monogamous lifestyle. And you, how does the advertisement ‘hit’ you?
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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