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November 11, 2011  | by: Emily Longeretta

Dakota Fanning in Marc Jacobs Ad

When we think of 17-year-old Dakota Fanning, we think of the innocent, beautiful young Uptown Girl who graduated high school in June and now attends NYU and changes the emotions of vampires — on screen, that is. So why is her new ad campaign being banned in the U.K.?

Dakota Fanning's Marc Jacobs Ad

In the new ad for Marc Jacobs’ perfume, Lola, Dakota is shown sitting with a nude colored above-the-knee length dress, with a (strategically placed) oversized bottle of Lola sitting between her legs. Apparently, that is very inappropriate.

UK’s Ads Standards Authority released a statement:

“We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child. We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible and was likely to cause serious offense.”

Later, Marc Jacobs released a statement as well, saying that the banning of the beautiful ad was “unfortunate,” and that for the “smart, pretty, interesting, talented young woman” Fanning is, the brand wouldn’t have chosen a concept they found inappropriate:

“I believe she is also very thoughtful about the projects she takes on and would not have done something that she felt was in questionable taste. It’s really unfortunate that people have taken anything negative from what we believe is a really good campaign and one that so perfectly embodies the fragrance.”

As we told you previously, it’s in for celebs to release their own lines these days. Maybe that will  be the next step for Fanning, since we’ve seen the ads for some of these celebs that are much more “irresponsible.” Well, Dakota, we think you look great!

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