Obscenity citation to ABERCROMBIE & FITCH manager...

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  1. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Police, saying they were responding to citizen complaints, carted away two large promotional photographs from the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Lynnhaven Mall on Saturday and cited the manager on obscenity charges.

    Adam Bernstein, a police spokesman, said the seizure and the issuance of the summons came only after store management had not heeded warnings to remove the images.


    http://hamptonroads.com/node/452689

    The example of picture posted at the link is a bit OTT, IMO. my goodness: have i become a prude in my old age? :eek:

    it does make for great advertisng for Abercrombie and Fitch, doesn't it? this type of publicity! :D
     
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  3. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Is that the ad in question? The boys walking in the field w/their pants falling down? Geez, I see that all the time in the summer around here. (Not that I care for it, but I've seen worse A&F ads.)

    :waitasec:
     
  4. KansasCutie

    KansasCutie Rest In Peace

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    lol that picture is not even close to being that bad at all....i have AF bags allll over my room that are 20 times worse than that picture!!
     
  5. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    My daughter was in that very store a few days ago.
    Everyone around here has talked about the latest ads.
    If you've ever looked at other A&F ads, you already know that they always push the limit. Previous ads have IMO have been border line pornographic.
     
  6. Cypros

    Cypros New Member

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    Considering that half of the young females out there have their bum cracks showing, I suppose it is only fair that we get to see some male cracks out there. ;)

    I don't know if I would categorize it as obscene, but it is definitely unnecessary.
     
  7. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Then what's going on with the authorities at Virginia Beach? :crazy:
     
  8. Spazkat9696

    Spazkat9696 Former Member

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    I go to Lynnhaven mall all the time. I really just think VA Beach is continuing with their control everything kick. We even have signs up at the ocean front to remind people not to curse, so this really doesn't surprise me.
     
  9. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Ha ha ha ha ha! you have to be joking me! "not to curse"? can people be arrested for that?

    i'm not happy about cursing either, but lawks-a-lummy! the idea there are signs up is ridiculously childish, IMO.
     
  10. j2mirish

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    good thing I dont live there then :angel:
     
  11. paddy01

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    ITA, actually I thought this was pretty tame compared to some of the other ads they've had.
     
  12. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    If you go to the beach all the time you know good and well that the cussing 'reminder' isn't followed nor is it carried out as gospel.

    Just the same as the A&F display ads...you know which are questionable and which ones are not. :)
     
  13. Spazkat9696

    Spazkat9696 Former Member

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    I think the cursing ban is selectively enforced. Just like don't block the box. I saw the ads at the mall, but the truth of it is who goes to the mall and actually looks at the ads long enough to be offended? I only noticed them out of the corner of my eye. Do other people actually go from store to store to admire the ads or something?
     
  14. sleuthin4fun

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    My daughter has two friends that are modles for A&f. One is male and one is female. The girl has been my daughters friend since birth. This friend is a freshmen in college and is modeling for them as well, the money is great. She just told us two days ago that she is planning to quit because of the way they speak to her (foul and sexual language) and because she is uncomfortable with the way the want her to behave. I was really proud of her.
     
  15. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    According to their website...you have to work in their stores for them to be a model for them.
     
  16. KansasCutie

    KansasCutie Rest In Peace

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    I worked at Abercrombie for like a month back in highschool but i quit because there managers are so rude. They seriously act like creeps you meet at a bar...not a professional manager. so i was like screw this!
     
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    IMO, it's not as bad as some of the others they've had over the years.
    At least we know that kid will be gainfully employed as a plumber later on in life! :)
     
  18. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    ROFLMAO!!!!

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  19. BhamMama

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    I don't think it's a big idea. Usually folks here are way more uptight about nudity, implied or otherwise.

    Many should go live in Europe where it's a fact of every day living if they think our ads are risque. Or better yet, maybe they shouldn't. They might pass out if they saw the programs and billboards there lol
     
  20. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    She's a cool girl!
     
  21. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Yay! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     

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