American Apparel Puts Woody Allen on Billboard, Allen Angry


Perhaps in reaction to complaints about their over-sexified imagery in their advertising, American Apparel has decided to opt for something mush less sexy: an image of Woody Allen. Yup, he's up on billboards in New York and California as well as in online ads.

Not too happy about his image being used without permission, Allen has sued American Apparel for over $10 million in damages. American Apparel's decision to use Allen's image seems to make sense though. American Apparel loves to use young girls in their ads and Allen likes to marry them. I'd call that a great use of celebrity in advertising.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Outdoor, Policy   

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"American Apparel loves to use young girls in their ads and Allen likes to marry them." well said, steve. woody's only suing AmApp because he hates to see competition.

Posted by: hilker on April 1, 2008 11:50 AM

Obviously a parody. I would think that Woody would know that as a public figure parody is protected by the first amendment. Seems like Woody is in need of some attention.

Posted by: michelle on April 1, 2008 12:44 PM

...or is this an April Fool's joke? I am not in NYC today cant run over by Allen St (umm is this ANOTHER hint?) to see if it is fur real.

You had me - you got a Digg out of it!

Posted by: R. Richard Hobbs on April 1, 2008 12:48 PM

The billboards were posted in May 2007 why are they news today?

Posted by: Deborah on April 1, 2008 3:17 PM

Here's a parody of the situation:

Posted by: Anna on May 27, 2009 2:20 PM

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