While fashion adorers worldwide impatiently await Coco Avant Chanel, the movie, lucky Parisians who already have the chance to see the movie in theaters starting April 22 (yesterday), noticed a morally dubious poster adorning their ad spaces: Le poster de Coco Avant Chanel where Audrey’s character, Coco, holds a cigarette.
It may not look as offensive for Coco fans (given she smoked more than 2packs/day) but I think the French authorities did the right thing by banning this poster in Paris. (the story continues right after the jump, with pictures of the alternative posters for Coco avant Chanel)
Smoking is less fashionable than magazines/advertisers want to make you believe. And even if portraying a non-smoking Coco is historically wrong, we don’t live those times anymore and smoking consequences are far from being small health issues. Should they ban the smoking poster? Should they just trust the viewers’ freedom of choice? (via, photos via 1, 2)