The latest stunt pulled by Rihanna at the CFDA is truly one for the books as nobody expected her to go to the awards show in a sheer silver gown that exposed her whole body. The controversial dress has indeed left little for the imagination but it is not the reason for Rihanna being banned in Britain. According to the report from the Advertising Standards Authority, a complaint has been made on Rihanna's Rogue perfume ad because it was provocative.
The ASA stands as an independent regulator of all advertising in the UK. The poster for the fourth fragrance by Rihanna for women was brought to the attention of the ASA because of two reasons. The complaint said that it was overly sexual and demeaning to women and it featured a sexualised and provocative image which makes it inappropriate for children to see.
The ad post in question features a bottle of Rogue and Rihnna on the side naked and only wearing stilettos. Although she was naked in the picture, she was not exposing any of her private parts and seemed to look "defiant" and not at all demeaning for women. It even depicts Rihanna in a state of power.
It was only a single complaint but the said poster was investigated and it was deemed unfit for children to see. The ASA concluded that they will put a restriction to the ad and limit its placement to make sure that children will not be exposed to it. RiRi is known for her strong personality and she is not afraid to speak her mind or even show some skin. Hence, the perfume made use of the Barbadian beauty's persona to represent the perfume Rogue.
In recent reports wherein the 26-year-old singer is seen nearly naked in nothing but Swarovski crystals, many can attest that Rihanna has no problem exposing her body. A report from Celebuzz indicated that the CFDA Fashion Icon winner was also topless in various shoots like the one she did for LUI magazine, Vogue Brazil and her "Unapologetic" album.
Many are asking if Rihanna's CFDA dress is appropriate or not. Is Rihanna too sexy or is it too much?