2017 has been a big year. One of the most influential movements of the last 12 months came thanks to the women and men who’ve been victims of sexual harassment and abuse. A lot of powerful men were finally exposed as the predators they are, and it became clear that women will no longer stay silent when they are mistreated.
It would stand to reason that pop culture, including advertisements and commercials for brands, should have picked up on the feeling of the moment and been extra careful to reflect this historic moment in time in their content. But that’s not exactly what happened in the new Jimmy Choo ad featuring actor and model, Cara Delevingne. In fact, the just-released commercial has people saying it’s sexist, tone-deaf, and so not what we need right now.