Stuart Weitzman Advertisement


Stuart Weitzman                                                                                                                                             10 Hudson Yards
Floor 18
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,, 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 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

About writerladyjane

I'm a writer with a finished memoir, titled Images. Most of the blog posts relate to the general subject of my memoir and are about my experience of Federal Agents entering my home and arresting my then-husband for child pornography, as well as the following two years of threats on me. There are also posts that are of a lighter nature and some to do with my travels, especially a trip around the world I took with my daughter. I have an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and live in Westport, CT.
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6 Responses to Stuart Weitzman Advertisement

  1. Gina Ryan says:

    Thanks for writing this, Jane. I have a lot of Stewart Weitzman shoes and will not buy more unless they withdraw and apologize for this ad.

  2. Diana Bell. says:

    I did a double take when I saw that ad this morning. So very unnecessary and tasteless. I’m glad you wrote and objected.

  3. This response came to my email: I said they missed the point.

    Dear Ms. Sherman,
    Thank you for contacting Stuart Weitzman.
    We appreciate your feedback. We are very proud of our Spring 2017 campaign imagery, which celebrates strong, successful, independent women who are comfortable in their own skin. This striking, artistic image shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino represents a continuation of our creative brand storytelling. We stand by our campaign images as true celebrations of beautiful and empowered women around the world.
    Stuart Weitzman Customer Service

  4. Chris Place says:

    Hi Jane, When I looked at this picture, the word that came into my mind is Pussy.  This company is portraying women as nothing more than pussy.  It doesn’t really matter the age of the woman.  The only thing you see is pussy. You see woman as object.  You do not see woman.  Because she is an object.  She is nothing but a hole in her body for a man to use.  No brain.  No heart.  No substance.  Not worth anything as a human being.  Not cared for.  Not loved.  Just used.  Abused.  Nothing.  Just THING.   This picture has its entire focus on pussy, hole in the body.  Totally dehumanizing.  I think it might be more helpful to publish a cartoon showing Stuart Weitzman surrounded by women in all kinds of job garb wearing pussy hats.  Kind of like my picture on the wall from a card with a cat sitting on the floor surrounded by Dobermans.  I’ll take a picture of it and send it to you. Donald Trump ick. Stuart Weitzman ick. Every senator and congressman who has not spoken out about disgusting behaviors ick. Who do we have who is an artist who could draw such a picture?  Seems to be the time of boycotts.  When I see Ivanka Trump on clothing, I turn around and walk away.  Maybe a lot of women might want to reconsider buying Stuart Weitzman anythings. Chris   

  5. Thank you Chris. You are incredibly articulate and clear about the abuse this ad can create

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