T.I.’s clothing ads banned

Posted March 4, 2010 by JJSaidIt Staff



We know what this ad is insinuating…are you insulted?



TI’s clothing brand AKOO are set to be taken down in Newark, New Jersey after drawing criticism for its sexually-suggestive tones.


Newark mayor Cory Booker said, "So often when I am out in the community I see kids wearing their pants too low and others using inappropriate language in public. I will work with my city council to see if we can address it so we don’t see these types of advertisements displayed in our city in the near future."


The comments prompted AKOO bosses to issue their own statement defending the poster, insisting they always aim to "inspire individualism and creativity".


The executives added, "Our advertising campaign was not created to offend or insult anyone but to simply provoke dialogue and thought regarding male/female sexuality within urban and black culture."


But the heads of the advertising company responsible for posting the billboard, CBS Outdoor, have caved under the pressure to have the ad removed and they have confirmed they are taking steps to withdraw the image.


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