Posts tagged "banned"

Instagram Has Banned #Curvy

Instagram has added the hashtag #curvy to its banned list, saying that it was being used to share videos and photos that violated their (medieval, regressive, backward) policies about nudity. “Curvy” being generally used to promote female body acceptance, it’s worth mentioning that you can still search #skinny and #thin (although not #thinspo).
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Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 16, 2015

Azealia Banks’s Banned “Dazed & Confused” Cover Isn’t Half As Bad As It Could Be

When I heard that Harlem-born rapper and lyricist Azealia Banks’s cover of art and fashion mag Dazed & Confused had been banned in seven countries before the issue even hit stands, I anticipated something infinitely more vulgar than her flipping off the camera as she inflates/fellates a condom. I mean, that’s practically some Taylor Swift

Rachel Krause / August 16, 2012

India’s First Porn Cartoon Is Banned

Thousands in India are mourning the loss of a very “public” female icon. Animated Indian porn star Savita Bhabhi was admired for her beauty, her wifely obedience and … her various sexual exploits. The not-so-ordinary housewife allowed fans into her home to watch her get hot and heavy with the neighbors, her boss, and eve…

Daniela Guernica / July 23, 2009

The Calvin Klein Orgy Commercial That’s Too Hot For (American) TV

Holy hotness, does this Calvin Klein commercial make me want to go out and buy some jeans to wear when I’m writhing around on the couch topless with a few hot models straddling me. It’s been banned in the U.S. but will, of course, be shown in way less prudish Europe.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2009

Orbit’s Biting Commentary On Breakups

Okay, so we know we’re not supposed to be fans of commercials when there’s, like, real art on TV, but Orbit gum is special because they understand that breaking up is hard to do. Remember the clean mouth commercial where the ex-wife put a convertible through a wood chipper because her man wa…

Simcha / July 2, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: PETA’s Sexy Cat Ad, Tila Tequila’s Breakup, And Paint’s Effect On Sperm

PETA’s pro-neutering/spaying ad has been banned from MTV and most other networks for being too sexy. They’re just cats humping, people! […

Catherine Strawn / May 23, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Bans In China, Teenage Pregnancy On TV, And Mail-Order Brides

Actress Tang Wei’s commercial for Pond’s has been banned in China, most likely because of her steamy role in Ang Lee’s movie Lust, Caution. Her seven-minute sex scene had to be cut from the movie to be shown on China’s mainland. [Reuters and Telegraph.co.uk]
The 16-year-old character Starr on One Life to Live had sex…

Catherine Strawn / March 10, 2008

Frisky Quote Of The Day: A Rihanna Concert-goer

“I was really looking forward to whipping out my umbrella during the song. I have been practicing the routine for weeks but it has all been for nothing!” — A Rihanna fan who is heartbroken that umbrellas have been banned from the singer’s U.K. tour to protect concert-goers from losing an eye [AHN]

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Catherine Strawn / March 6, 2008