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Keira Knightley's Chanel commercial deemed inappropriate for kids -- VIDEO


A Keira Knightley commercial deemed unfit for broadcast?

It may sound unlikely, but that’s just what happened in the U.K. this week when a viewer complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (the U.K.’s advertising regulator) after an old Chanel perfume commercial from 2011 aired during a TV showing of Ice Age 2. The ad, which includes scenes of Knightley undressing in bed and crawling towards the camera, was deemed inappropriate for children because it was “overtly sexual.”

That may seem like standard fare for perfume ads, which are typically pretty sexy, but the A.S.A agreed with the complaint, saying that the spot — directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) — was too suggestive for children. It can still air on TV in the U.K., just not during programming directed at kids.

Much ado about nothing? Watch the scandalous ad below and judge for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Don't understand Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 ads? Neither does the guy who directed them


“It’s not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on. The world turns and we turn with it. Plans disappear, dreams take over, but wherever I go, there you are: my luck; my fate; my fortune. Chanel No.5, inevitable.”

Say what now?

In his debut as the first male face of the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume, Brad Pitt recited a dramatic monologue that had us all scratching our heads and harkening back to that bizarre 1985 spot for Calvin Klein’s Obsession. According to Saturday Night Live‘s Taran Killam, who starred in a series of spoofs based on the No. 5 commercials, even the director of the ads had no idea what Pitt was talking about.


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