Nov. 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM ET
By Verena von Pfetten, Styleite
The Miu Miu ad featuring Hailee Steinfeld crying on a railroad track has been banned, but why? She’s not underdressed, or even inappropriately dressed. Nor is she too skinny or clutching a flower-shaped perfume bottle to her private parts or posed in a compromising position.
Instead, the British Advertising Standards Authority (which appears to have some sort of banned ad quota they’re trying to meet by the end of the year) has pulled Miu Miu’s ad from circulation because it depicts a child in an unsafe position.
To their point, train tracks are not a particularly safe place to sit, but as Prada (Miu Miu’s parent company) notes, Steinfeld “could have easily moved from where she was sitting because she was not restrained in any way.”
Ugh, this is hard. They’re both such logical arguments.
More from Styleite: