facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mercedes commercial criticized as too sexy

Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM   |   Comments

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Mercedes-Benz commercial spotlighting model Kate Upton is too sexy, the Parents Television Council said.

The commercial features the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model wearing cutoff shorts and a cleavage-revealing, skin-tight tank top in slow motion as she prepares to wash the 2014 Mercedes CLA-Class. In reality, she points out that a group of young football players "missed a spot" as they wash the vehicle.

"This ad [reinforces] for millions of wives, daughters and sisters across the country that you use your sex appeal to get what you want," a spokesperson for the Parents Television Council told the Daily Mail.

Other critics have taken to Mercedes' Facebook page to voice their complaints, The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday.

Some said the concept of the commercial, which is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, was too "tacky" and made the car look "cheap."

"With all of these comments and publicity, the ad is CLEARLY effective!" one commenter said.

Topics: Kate Upton
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Vanessa Hudgens reunites with 'High School Musical' cast
2
Kate Beckinsale joined by Lucas Till in 'The Disappointments Room'
3
Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga perform homage to Queen
4
Netflix to stream first original French drama series 'Marseille'
5
Ellen DeGeneres' former house sold by Adrian Bellani
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback