Clothes firm ads too rude for watch­dog

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By RACHEL SPENCER

SAUCY ad­verts for a trendy clothes firm have been banned for be­ing too rude.

Amer­i­can Ap­parel used naked women to try to flog their out­fits in a se­ries of pro­mos, but they’ve been branded ‘porno­graphic’ by a watch­dog.

The Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Au­thor­ity launched an probe af­ter com­plaints about the ads on the firm’s web­site and in a free life­style mag­a­zine avail­able from shops.

One showed a woman wear­ing lace knick­ers and bar­ing her breasts, while an­other showed two girls bare-bummed.

Amer­i­can Ap­parel said the ap­proach was not graphic, ex­plicit or porno­graphic but was de­signed to show a range of dif­fer­ent images of peo­ple that were nat­u­ral, not posed.

But the ASA found eight of the nine images sub­ject of com­plaints were in breach of rules re­gard­ing “re­spon­si­ble ad­ver­tis­ing”, plus a cause of “harm and of­fence”. BRI­TAIN’S fat­test fella Barry Austin is get­ting mar­ried – thanks to a boost from a babe.

The for­mer cab­bie pro­posed to his girl­friend Deb­bie Kirby af­ter slim­ming down from a mas­sive 65 stone to just 40.

And it was the visit from curvy Char­lotte Wilkes, 29, that fi­nally gave Barry, 43, the kick he needed to lose weight.

A friend of the cou­ple said: “Barry and Deb­bie have been to­gether for 14 years but she was al­ways reluc­tant to marry him be­cause of his size.

“But af­ter Char­lotte vis­ited him, Barry de­cided he wanted to look good, and af­ter a lot of hard work it’s worked.”


Brum­mie babe Char­lotte, who has crack­ing 34C curves and vis­ited Barry in 2004, was thrilled to hear Barry had fi­nally popped the ques­tion and had his pro­posal ac­cepted.

She said: “Barry’s a great guy. I’m glad I helped. I hope they are both very happy!”

Barry used to scoff a hu­mon­gous 29,000 calo­ries per day, drink 40 pints of lager at the week­end, and once ate NINE cur­ries in one sit­ting.

But af­ter go­ing on a strict 1,500 calo­rie-a-day diet and ex­er­cis­ing he’s now half the man he was.

He said: “I think I’ve done well but now we’re get­ting mar­ried I want to lose even more to look as good as I can on wed­ding pho­tos.”

And Deb­bie, also 43, said that if he loses more weight Barry can get his leg over!

She said: “He’s told me he wants to con­sum­mate the mar­riage on our wed­ding night, so that’s an­other in­cen­tive for him to lose weight.”

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