Clean Up!

“Last week, the [European Parliament] voted 504 to 110 to scold advertisers for “sexual stereotyping,” adopting a nonbinding report that seeks to prod the industry to change the way it depicts men and women. The lawmakers’ ire has many targets, from a print ad for Dolce & Gabbana (which had a woman in spike heels pinned to the ground and surrounded by sweaty men in tight jeans) to Mr. Clean, the 1950s advertising icon whose muscular physique might imply that only a strong man is powerful enough to tackle dirt.” [NY Times via Mixed Media]

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2 Comments

  • Darth Paul

    PC bullsh!t is so fun! No, the other one…tedious.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    I thought Mr Clean was naturally Gay with that Muscular physique. The More Ya Know…

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