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American Apparel ‘Sexualizes’ Child Models, Rules Britain's ASA

December 6, 2012
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Shocking no one, American Apparel is getting another slap on the wrist for the titillating ads it runs on its website. But this time, the charge is more serious: Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is accusing the retailer of "sexualizing" models under the age of 16. Oof....


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