Just west of the American Apparel outlet on the Lower East Side. This bit of counter-advertising was under the glass covering a real ad for American Apparel. I assumed it was a Photoshop of Dov Charney’s face on the model, but I’m not sure. It doesn’t really look like Dov, or at least how he appears in Google image search.
They must have rappelled over the side to write this, or maybe it was written from behind the ad.
Update. I was interviewed by a reporter from ABC News on Thursday:
"It’s kind of shocking," said Michael Natale, who edits a blog that writes about the East Village in New York City, where this particular ad was located. "But it still doesn’t offend me."
Other posters felt differently, writing that the ads prompt them to "shy away" from the brand."
Sex May Sell, but Some Say Ads Go too Far
I really don’t remember saying exactly that to her. I did say that I do enjoy seeing young women in ads but that this one was particularly pornographic. And that I was more interested in the fact that people are talking back to ads than what this particular person had to say. And she could have thrown the name of my blog in there, damn it.