Denim design house Calvin Klein can add another controversy to its lengthy legacy of pushing the envelope. CK has come under fire for a sexually suggestive billboard it perched atop a busy intersection in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood this week.
The giant 50-foot-tall billboard advertising Calvin Klein jeans, features two young men and a young woman entangled half-clothed (a male and female kissing) as a third man lays at their feet, either undressing or putting his pants back on, ABC News writes.
Some neighborhood residents are so disturbed by the racy billboard that they are vowing to boycott the often-edgy designer.
“Not only the billboard, but a company — a corporate giant in America — feels it appropriate to put a semi-nude photograph in a major billboard in a high-traffic area where tens of thousands of children see this kind of activity going on,” said Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, a Christian organization that promotes preservation of traditional values.