Miley Cyrus MAC Ads Found 'Not Overtly Sexual' by Advertising Watchdog Group

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Miley Cyrus performs part of her Bangerz Tour at ORACLE Arena on February 24, 2014 in Oakland, California.

For noted provocateur Miley Cyrus, this news might come as something of a disappointment.

Cyrus's MAC ad campaign was deemed acceptable for public eyes by an advertising watchdog group in the U.K. this week, following complaints that it was "overtly sexual" and thus unsuitable for children.

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The ad, which features Miley Cyrus lying on her back with her legs in the air, was posted on billboards and in the subway. MAC defended Miley's "confident pose," and ultimately the Advertising Standards Authority did as well, decreeing that they were appropriate for public consumption (with the exception of a 100 meter radius around any school).

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“While we considered that the images in all three posters were sexually suggestive," the ASA told The Guardian, "we concluded however, that they were not overtly sexual and unlikely to cause serious or widespread offense.”


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