Model Simone Holtznagel appeared in an ad for Bras N Things and she is steaming mad that is was taken out of stores after customers complained about the “things” part. According to Mumbrella, a couple of sour apples suggested the video resembled “amateur porn” to the Advertising Standards Bureau, and added, “They were not merely modelling the underwear, they were moving suggestively, gyrating and looking lasciviously at the camera – like a very amateur porn movie. It was a demeaning and embarrassing display.”
The ad was broadcast on a large television amongst the lingerie piles, and while it is very sensual, the most innocent of babes wouldn't consider it pornographic. Holtznagel shared the vid on Instagram along with a tirade against the person who had a problem with her looking fly as hell in her underwear.
She wrote (but with lots more emojis): "Shoutout to the prude who complained about my 'vulgar' 'amateur porn' advertisement for the amazing Australian brand Bras and Things and had the clip banned from stores. Honestly, it's just soooo offensive to show a confident, sexy WOMAN in her LINGERIE in the window of a (plot twist) - LINGERIE STORE!!!! Won't somebody please think of the children?! I mean it's just truly outrageous ... The definition of porn is 'material containing the explicit description or display of sex organs or activity.' There is none of that here. How dare you sexualize my body. How dare- after all society's requests- you take a confident and carefree depiction of a normal, healthy womanly body, promoting women's products to women, and deem it offensive."
"Do not impress your insecurities on me, whether physical or sexual," she continued. "But by saying my body, just comfortably being my body, is somehow 'wrong' or 'dirty' you are insulting and potentially damaging any woman who may identify with me. Keep your neuroses off my body and go watch some REAL porn, you might be less uptight… Some people really do have too much time on their hands. I see people wearing less on the street and in shopping centers these days and this woman is complaining about a tasteful, beautiful advertisement which is not only showcasing the gorgeous lingerie but also showcases body confidence and embracing the feminine form! So deepest apologies to the poor soul who was so offended by my "vulgar" behavior.. But I shall continue on in being fearlessly me and embracing my curves and my confidence, and I encourage all women to do the same - and if that's so wrong then I don't want to be right.”
Bras N Things still has to take the video down, but I appreciate Holtznagel introducing a new burn to my repertoire. Telling someone to “go watch some REAL porn” is the ultimate slap in the face.