'Explicit' Adidas Ad Ban Challenges Definitions of Sexualization and Censorship

Why has an ad showing bare breasts ignited such fierce debate?

While the egregious sexism of the Mad Men-era might be behind us, brands are still guilty of promoting products through a male gaze. In April, Samsung caught heat for an ad showing a woman jogging alone through dark city streets at 2 a.m. More recently, Adidas stood accused of “dehumanizing” women with a series of sports bra ads showing dozens of naked breasts of differing shape, size and skin tone.

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