Dakota Fanning posed for an ad for Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola! fragrance in 2011 that caused such a fuss in the UK it was banned.
The ad featured Fanning, who was 17 at the time, wearing a pink floral dress, sitting with an oversized perfume bottle positioned between her legs. The bottle’s top was a rather suggestive pink flower.
The Huffington Post notes that ad can be construed as being done in a “Lolita” style.
U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority subsequently banned the ad, stating that it was "sexually provocative."
But Fanning, who graces the February cover of Glamour, told the magazine she was surprised at the reaction.
“Yeah, I was! If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it’s also like, Why are you making it about that, you creep? I love Marc and trust him, and we just laughed about it.”
The 19-year-old actress spoke with the Huffington Post during the fragrance’s release and claimed everything about the ad and the shoot was completely innocent.
"It's not setup poses. It's a fun day. There's no pressure to look a certain way or feel a certain way," she said.