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Controversial ‘Lesbian Kiss’ ad cleared after complaints made on religious grounds

by on March 8, 2013 in featured item, Lead story, London & South East, Marketing, Media, News you can use, Retail, Retail News

Harvey Nichols ‘Lesbian Kiss’
  • A Harvey Nichols campaign showing women about to kiss their mirror image has escaped censure after drawing complaints that it was sexually explicit and offensive on religious grounds.
  • Harvey Nichols pointed out that the ads did not depict a lesbian kiss but rather a woman kissing herself, which was also made clear by the text.
  • It added that it did not believe that an image of the same person, or of two people, on the brink of kissing could be regarded as sexually explicit and therefore capable of causing widespread offence.


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