Stuart Weitzman 10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
Dear Mr. Weitzman,
I am writing to you about your full page ad in today’s New York Times. The model appears to be wearing no underpants,
I object to this photo because it beckons men who are pedophiles. And there are a lot of men out there with this problem. The model has an innocent, childlike expression, which further entices men who are attracted to children.
I write a blog, Hostileentry.com, and some of my recent posts are about objectionable photos of young girls in advertisements that would cause pedophiles to be turned on.
Burberry had an ad in the New York Times that fell into this category of young girls in skimpy or suggestive outfits https://hostileentry.com/2016/02/21/another-burberry-ad/. Other posts focused on Prada and Miu Miu advertisements. I haven’t seen objectionable ads from these companies in the New York Times since I complained directly to the manufacturers that created them and wrote about them in my blog.
I was always assured by the company sales departments that the photos were legal, and I’m sure they were. But the intent was blatant — to get the ad noticed in a way that a normal adult man might find slightly titillating, and a pedophile irresistible.
As the former wife of a man who was arrested for possession of child pornography and sentenced to ten years in prison, I urge you to think about tempting the many men who have tendencies to be sexually attracted to children.
I look forward to your response.
Jane E. Sherman