Kardashians Respond to Ad Depicting Bound-and-Gagged Sisters
What’s Paris Hilton’s fantasy? Tying up the Kardashian sisters and locking them in the trunk of a car. Well, we don’t know that for sure, but that’s what an Indian advertising company seems to believe … and sketched out in a new Ford ad featuring cartoon characters meant to portray Khloe, Kourtney, and a bikini-clad Kim with their hands and ankles tied and their mouths taped shut (or in Khloe’s case, stuffed with a gag ball). All while Paris winks from the front seat. The tag line reads: “Leave Your Worries Behind. With Figo’s extra-large boot.”
Though the ad was meant to be funny, there was one family who wasn’t laughing: The Kardashians.
“The 'leave your worries behind' Ford ads are disgusting, vile and offensive to all women,” a Kardashian attorney told “omg! Insider.” “It is unacceptable that Ford would align itself with an ad agency that would so carelessly release these ads. The Kardashians do not take this lightly and they are exploring all of their legal options.”
The reality star family members weren’t the only ones targeted by the ad campaign – created by Indian ad agency JWT, which is part of larger conglomerate WPP. Another featured three ample-bosomed women also bound and gagged in the back of the Figo hatchback with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi up front flashing a peace sign.
“We deeply regret the publishing of posters that were distasteful and contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within WPP Group,” the agency said in a statement. “These were never intended for paid publication and should never have been created, let alone uploaded to the Internet.”
Ford, of course, also wishes the mockups were never released and insists they never should have been. "These were posters that were concepts to be entered in a creative ad competition in India,” a Ford spokesperson told Yahoo! Shine in an email. “They were never intended as any sort of campaign or paid use…as such, they did not go through the normal approvals and process before being uploaded to a website."
Now if only the Kardashians had “normal approvals and process” before uploading their own pics, we wouldn’t have to be subjected to photos like these …
Tune in to "omg! Insider" on Tuesday night for more scoop.
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