Fashion photographer Terry Richardson has been accused of all kinds of professional sexual impropriety. None of which stopped Valentino from hiring him to photograph the fashion house's Fall 2014 accessories campaign and put himself (his hand, actually) in the campaign.
With prom season upon us, Lambda Legal, "the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV," is running this empowering, potentially controversial advertisement.
I'm assuming the ambiguity whether this teen was born male or female is intentional. The ad is making the point that all that matters is how individuals see themselves and that they should be allowed to express that.
I agree. But then, I'm from Massachusetts, where ten years ago ours became the first state to allow gay marriage.
One Million Moms is a Conservative organization that, among other things, gets its panties in a twist every time a major advertiser shows gay people in its advertising. They must really hate this new spot for Honey Maid.
It's a very inclusive commercial. There's a gay couple and their sons. An interracial straight couple and their kids. A young dad who's covered in tattoos.
This Honey Maid spot manages to be really nice without venturing into sappy. I really like it.
And can we give Honey Maid extra props for focusing on dads? Not that there's anything wrong with moms, it's just that most parents depicted in advertising are mothers. It's refreshing to see an advertiser show extra appreciation for fathers.
There's some controversy over Anna Wintour's decision to put Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of the April 2014 edition of Vogue magazine. Vogue has always been a high-class fashion magazine while Kim Kardashian is famous for being famous. And Kanye is, well, Kanye.
Recently cosmetics brand NARS announced that the gorgeous Charlotte Rampling is the face of its 20th Anniversary campaign. Ms. Rampling is 68 and says she's never had any cosmetic surgery. I believe her. Judge for yourself.
Even more recently, fashion brand Marc Jacobs announced it's named the gorgeous in her own right Jessica Lange the face of the brand's beauty line. Ms. Lange is 64. If she's had any work done on her face it was very little. She looks like a sixty-ish-year-old woman.