The Advertising Standards Bureau has received new complaints about a now infamous store which consistently objectifies and degrades women in its advertising. The Australian Christian Lobby’s Centre for Human Dignity director Wendy Francis said that “Honey Birdette continues to ignore upheld complaints from Ad Standards, as well as increased backlash from the community.” “This is not the first time the store has been publicly scrutinised. They have a track record of exploiting women through their advertising and blatantly displays their ads in shopping centres which are particularly harmful to children.”
“Our kids are being unnecessarily exposed to sexualised and degrading images of women in public places. There is overwhelming evidence of the short and long-term effects sexualised advertising has on children, making this an issue the government should urgently address,” commented Wendy Francis. The Centre for Human Dignity is urging the government to consider extending their advertising ban to include sexualised advertising for the welfare and safety of our children.
Source: Australian Christian Lobby