Calvin Klein Under Fire for Upskirt Ad: Is it Porn?

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Calvin Klein has a reputation of crossing the border between acceptable and inappropriate, but a recent underwear ad has crossed that line.

The uncensored photo that appeared on the company’s Instagram has model Klara Kristin looking down at a camera.

The shot offers up a clear view up her open dress at her Calvin Klein underwear. The ad copy reads, “I flash in #mycalvins.”

Calvin Klein has a reputation of crossing with the border between acceptable and inappropriate, but a recent underwear ads has crossed that line.

Social media critics liken the Calvin Klein photo to pornography, and some even said it could appeal to pedophiles since Kristin looks underage in the photo.

When is to far too far? Society says never. It will only get worse. Give it 30 more years and see what is shocking then!

The NYDN Reports:

The upskirt ad comes just one month after Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. issued a warning about unlawful surveillance to New York women, saying they should watch out for perverts now that the warmer weather has arrived.

Vance noted that there was a recent uptick in both pictures and video taken from underneath women’s skirts and dresses, including a particular case where five men were busted.

Calvin Klein is known for pushing the limits when it comes to its advertisements.

In March, Kristin was also featured on a billboard alongside rapper Fetty Wap where Kristin’s line said “I seduce in #mycalvins and Fetty Waps’ read “I make money in #mycalvins.”

The social media outrage was strong.

Calvin Klein That upskirt photo is absolutely disgusting & degrading to women. How on earth can u think that this is ok? — Sissel Bergh (@_sibergh_)

#WednesdayWisdom Calvin Klein, exactly when did paedophiles become your target audience? This is so offensive to victims of molestation. — Kingsley (@RemyKJamison)

Calvin Klein has a reputation of crossing with the border between acceptable and inappropriate, but a recent underwear ads has crossed that line.

The The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has a petition asking Calvin Klein to “Stop Normalizing and Glamorizing Sexual Harassment.”

The petition reads:

By normalizing and glamorizing this sexual harassment, Calvin Klein is sending a message that the experiences of real-life victims don’t matter, and that it is okay for men to treat the woman standing next to them on the metro as available pornography whenever they so choose.

The NCOSE is demanding that Calvin Klein remove the offensive photo, suspend the Erotica ad campaign it is a part of, and “issue an apology to victims of sexual harassment or assault everywhere.”

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