Well, not Dakota Fanning personally. Just an ad she did for Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola! perfume which has been deemed kiddie porn.
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has banned the ad for the fragrance saying the picture of a 17-year-old Dakota Fanning with a blossoming rose in a bottle between her legs sexualizes children and that Dakota may have been 17 but the ads make her look younger. Because looks are everything. How superficial of you, ASA.
“We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality,” the ASA said in a statement. “Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child.”
It did not help that the ad was made intentionally controversial: Designer Jacobs had dubbed his “sensual” Oh, Lola! fragrance — a companion scent to his 2008 Lola perfume — to be “more Lolita than a Lola,” according to the Telegraph. NYDN
Kind of weird considering the age of consent in the UK is 16. Basically, you can bang a willing 16-year-old there but you can’t take suggestive fashion photos of them. What’s even dumber is Dakota is almost 18 and this picture doesn’t make me feel anything except for maybe an odd craving for a sandwich.