Dolce & Gabbana pull ads in row over ‘macho’ pic
13 March 2007
MADRID – The design company Dolce & Galbana announced it is to withdraw all publicity from the Spanish market after the row over its “macho” adverts.
The Italian designers said they wanted to ‘protect their creativity’ and claimed they suffered under a ‘climate of censorship’ in Spain.
The row started after an advert showing men standing round a woman who appeared to be pinned to the ground was criticised as “macho”.
D&G withdrew the advert amid protests from the Spanish Women’s Institute.
Consumers’ groups supported the move.
Meanwhile, in Madrid an advert by Armani, featuring two girls, one dressed in a bikini was criticised for allegedly encouraging sex tourism as they were dressed in Oriental style.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news