Hailee Steinfeld: Wrong Side Of The Tracks
Hailee Steinfeld's Prada ad has been banned -- but it's not what you think! See the photo that has advertising watchdogs up in arms.
Hailee Steinfeld and Prada have been shut down by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority. Surprisingly, the ad at the heart of the trouble (seen here below) doesn't show the young actress scantily clad or in a provocative pose -- it's something else entirely that has gotten them banned!
A complaint was filed over Hailee Steinfeld's Prada-owned Miu Miu ad after one magazine reader felt the actress was portraying a suicidal teen. After an investigation, the ASA decided to ban the ads, not because of Hailee Steinfeld's supposed demeanor of depression, but for safety.
A section of the report from the watchdog group reads:
A Prada Retail UK spokesperson said the ad campaign, shot by well-known photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber, is "part of a serious, high-fashion campaign aimed at adult women." The photographs reportedly "were meant to look like the actor had been captured in photographs between takes on the imaginary film."
See Hailee Steinfeld sticking her finger in her eye below? She's not wiping a tear away in a moment of teenage angst, she's simply got some grit in there needing to be removed in between shots.
The Daily Mail reports, "Prada also highlighted the fact that no one was put in any danger because the images were taken on an abandoned rail track."
Do you think Hailee Steinfeld's Prada ads deserve to be banned?
Images via WENN, Hailee Steinfeld for Prada