Is 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld showing too much True Grit? A few weeks after the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority banned 17-year-old Dakota Fanning suggestive Marc Jacobs ad, the media watchdog has put the kibosh on a Miu Miu ad featuring Steinfeld. Blasting the ad as “irresponsible” and unsafe, the Authority argued that the ad — which shows Steinfeld inexplicably lounging on train tracks and wiping one of her eyes — implied a suicidal tone. See the ad and judge for yourself after the jump.
For its part, Prada (Miu Miu’s parent company) justified that the ad showed the Oscar-nominated actress between takes on a film set and argued that she “could have easily moved from where she was sitting because she was not restrained in any way.” Prada also called the ad “a serious, high-fashion campaign aimed at adult women.”
What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you think the image could be construed as suggestive of suicide? Since the Authority has already taken aim at ads featuring Fanning, Julia Roberts, Christy Turlington, and Beyoncé, do you think they’re overly sensitive? Is this latest ban a case of mountain from molehill?