When describing this situation TooFab.com said that “Dakota Fanning has managed to keep away from controversy, until now.” Which isn’t exactly true, if anyone saw The Runaways or Hounddog, which contained a rape scene.
The latest controversy surrounding a still teenage Dakota Fanning, child star and current Twilight actress, involves a perfume ad distributed by Coty UK, which was recently banned in England.
The objection comes from several readers, who saw the Marc Jacobs “Oh, Lola!” perfume promo in a magazine and complained that it was “offensive and irresponsible.” The ASA then (Advertising Standard Authority) intervened saying,
“We understood the model was 17 years old but we considered she looked under the age of 16. We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualise a child.”
I think the people who complained about this ad are a little gross. Since they brought perverse awareness to a picture that seems as sexual as everything else in a fashion magazine. I mean, I’ve seen threesomes suggested in Elle magazine, and those models also looked 17 or younger. If it wasn’t Dakota Fanning, no one would care.