01 Oct '11, 8am

A&F no vulgar ad but this is: The short two-paragraph letter, published today, pointed instead to a poster promo...

A&F no vulgar ad but this is: The short two-paragraph letter, published today, pointed instead to a poster promo...

The Abercrombie & Fitch ad (left) that has stirred up controversy and an ad by a local waxing and beauty firm (right). AsiaOne Saturday, Oct 01, 2011 Are Singaporeans making a mountain out of a molehill? A reader has written in to The Straits Times (ST) Forum pages questioning the fuss over Abercrombie & Fitch's giant advertisement. Singapore's regulatory watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS), had seen fit to classify the ad as indecent. The short two-paragraph letter, published today, pointed instead to a poster promoting a local waxing and beauty firm. Mr Anand A. Vathiyar asked of the regulatory body: "Would ASAS care to assess a truly obscene poster advertising a local firm specialising in beauty and waxing? He said the "vulgar visual of the poster", commissioned by the company Strip: Ministry of Waxing, is plastered in malls, on lamp posts ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Stor...

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