By Martha De Lacey. Clothing giant American Apparel has been branded 'sexist' and 'sleazy' over a series of 'degrading' adverts for a unisex shirt. The online campaign features provocative images of half-naked women sporting the unbuttoned plaid top in a series of highly sexualised poses - often wearing no underpants or just a pair of tiny g-strings - while the male models involved in the campaign are fully-clothed and sombre. Consumers have attacked the American brand for its blatantly 'degrading' photographs, taking to Twitter as well as to advertising watchdogs to complain. The brand says the images are 'artistic'.
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An international fashion brand has been accused of promoting "sexism" and "misogyny" in its latest ad campaign, which features doll-sized men Photoshopped onto scantily dressed women. While Suit Supply's 'Toy Boy' campaign has sparked outrage on social media, with many saying the images "objectify" women, the company's CEO maintains that it is not sexist towards women. The campaign includes an image of a man spanking a woman's bum, and another of two men bouncing on a woman's breasts. The campaign page on the fashion brand's website states: "Sometimes it seem like it's a woman's world these days, and we just live in it.
Please refresh the page and retry. Come on, boys, get yer pecs out for the girls! While tawdry, much of this is hardly news. The big question is: does any of it matter? T he Mintel research confirmed that 20 per cent of men think we are portrayed as incompetent about the house in ads, and small wonder.