A completely naked Eva Mendes is featured in a Calvin Klein commercial that was planned to be shown on US TV. The ad shows the 34-year-old Eva sprawled on a bed with rumpled sheets strategically covering her crotch and breasts except for a short little snippet where one nipple can be seen for a brief second.
Naturally, the major US networks have declined to show the ad to the US viewers and have banned it from being aired altogether.
Fabien Baron, who is the creative director for the ad campaign, has feigned outrage and claims to be flabbergasted that the commercial has been banned.
Said Baron, “You must be kidding me. This country really needs a new president — this country is so messed up. It’s such a joke and it’s quite upsetting, frankly, how hypocritical this country has become. It’s OK for children to see people killed by guns? Spreading a little love right now would be a good idea.
“She is being a little sexy, but they (the commercial spots) are not provocative. They are really well done. The spot is really beautiful — I really can’t believe this is happening.…I don’t know what else to say.”
If you are familiar with Eva Mendes, a shot of the actress completely covered in a snowmobile suit would be provocative because the woman has a hot, sultry quality about her that just brings out the “T” in testosterone in men.
Of course, the decision makers at Calvin Klein knew the ad would be banned and planned their complete ad campaign with that in mind. Calvin Klein will run an abbreviated version without the “outrageous” nipple exposure, and it will receive more publicity from the banning of the commercial spot than it could ever have purchased.
After all, we are talking about the same USA that was outraged when Janet Jackson briefly flashed her breast at half time during the Super Bowl. The folks at Calvin Klein will be flabbergasted about this banning all the way to the bank.
The following video has one very brief moment of nudity, so proceed at your own discretion.