28 Sep '11, 2pm

About time they took down that Abercrombie & Fitch ad! I told them so many times, don't use that photo of my torso!

Abercrombie & Fitch's huge advertisement featuring a shirtless man's torso (picture) at its soon-to-open boutique on Orchard Road has been suspended by the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS) for breaching local guidelines on decency. According to a report by Marketing magazine, the ASAS confirmed the suspension but declined to comment further. It has sent the Internet community into a debate on whether the ad is inappropriate, with citizen journalism site Stomp questioning if the ad was vulgar, especially in an area heavy in tourist traffic. According to Marketing, the ASAS said: "We can only reveal that the Abercrombie & Fitch's advertisement was suspended due to breach of the Singapore Code of Advertising Practice guidelines on decency." JCDecaux Singapore CEO Ashley Stewart told Marketing: "What really surprised me was the speed of ASAS' response. The a...

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