A raunchy Calvin Klein billboard has been banned in Australia for being too sexy.
The company behind the "show yours. #mycalvins" campaign promoting men's underwear, PVH Brands Australia, has confirmed they have been denied advertising space.
The company said Calvin Klein had invested heavily in the campaign and that PVH were looking to spend big on the billboards. </p><p>
"It is strange how they have picked on the males because they’ll quite often put females up on billboards showing far more," said PVH Brands Dianne Taylor. </p><p>
Taylor has told <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> that she advised by her media buying agency the advert was deemed too sexy and did not adhere to Australian Standards Board guidelines. </p><p>
"It is the first time that we've had something banned before it has gone up as a billboard," she said. </p><p>
"It is surprising given the billboards are up in the US and generally we are a little less conservative here than over there. Generally in Australia there's been some issues with female billboards but this is a male so obviously they have an issue with the subject matter. Sure, it is cheeky but nothing more.” </p><p>
Another questionable ad – this one from popular energy drink company Red Bull – makes light of the Titanic disaster that saw more than 1500 passengers killed when the ill-fated vessel struck an iceberg in 1912.</p><p>
The commercial received more than 50 complaints in the UK and was labelled "very offensive" and "disrespectful" by the Titanic Heritage Trust.</p><p>
So, what exactly does it take for an ad to be labelled "too offensive"?</p><p>
You'll just have to watch for yourself.</p><p>
Click through to see other ads that have generated controversy.</p><p>