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REBLOG IF YOU BELIEVE IN FREEDOM TO CRITIQUE
So…let’s get this out of the way right now. This a recent Ralph Lauren ad. Apparently, Bobblehead Chic is the new black. Or something.
Seriously, this ad is terrible. So terrible, in fact, that several well-known and read websites posted the ad along with criticism/mockery of it.
And then, Ralph Lauren’s lawyers made them stop.
Cory Doctorow says it better in his article here and gives much more of the ins and outs of the legality of the situation. But the basic point is, this sort of censorship is ridiculous. I’m sure if the articles were mindlessly praising the advertisement, they’d have been allowed to remain online.
But this is Twitter. And Twitter has the power of reblog. So I’m asking you, readers, if you have a Tumblr REBLOG IF YOU BELIEVE IN OUR FREEDOM TO CRITIQUE. Reblog if you believe we still have the right to say we don’t like something, especially when it’s something as harmless as an epically terrible fashion ad.