Julia Roberts & Christy Turlington's L'Oreal Ads Have Been Banned In U.K. For Too Much Airbrushing — Do You Think That's Fair?

Wed, July 27, 2011 12:24pm EST by 5 Comments

England’s Advertising Standards Authority or ASA banned the ads after Parliament member Jo Swinson alerted the group to the shots.

Julia Roberts’ ad was for the Lancôme Teint Miracle foundation and Christy Turlington‘s ad promoted Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer — a personal favorite of mine! L’Oreal is the parent company to both Lancôme and Maybelline. Do you think it’s fair for these ads to be banned?

The ASA explains the decision, saying, “On the basis of the evidence we had received we could not conclude that the ad image accurately illustrated what effect the product could achieve, and that the image had not been exaggerated by digital post-production techniques.”

Was there some sort of line crossed in these ads more so than in other ads? Sound off below, HollywoodLifers!

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