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Hailee Steinfeld's Miu Miu ad banned in Britain

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By now we all know Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has its own issues, what with them banning an ad featuring 17-year-old Dakota Fanning with a perfume bottle between her legs, but its latest ruling has even The Juice* wondering what the heck is going on across the pond. It seems this Miu Miu ad with True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld has been banned over there  because it "depicts a child in an unsafe position." What, like posing in a fashion magazine?

Dozens of outlets have been reporting on the move, which was handed down because the 14-year-old actress is sitting on railroad tracks. Boy, we hope those Brits never watch Stand By Me. Miu Miu parent company Prada said the ban was ridiculous, and had to go so far as explain that Hailee "could have easily moved from where she was sitting because she was not restrained in any way," according to Stylelite.com.

The image, shot by Bruce Weber, was part of a high-fashion campaign "based on the set of an imaginary film," Prada adds. What's really traumatic here is that the ASA really thinks it's protecting children. They should require all underage models be covered in bubble wrap at all times and be done with it.

[Photo: via Miu Miu]

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[Last modified: Friday, November 25, 2011 2:13pm]

    

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