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To find this vile and offensive?

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RecalibratedMilkshake Tue 16-Jan-18 12:46:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatRolyPoly Tue 16-Jan-18 13:57:47

Holy. Shit.

The item of clothing itself is forgivable. In conjunction with the pose it is not.

I can't believe no-one did a double take before it found itself on the internet confused

VladmirsPoutine Tue 16-Jan-18 14:01:57

Are people taking issue with it mainly because of the sexualised aspect of a submissive young woman, or in the context of glamorising suicide i.e. hanging?
I think it's atrocious but don't particularly find it offensive.

demirose87 Tue 16-Jan-18 14:05:59

That's gross.

RatRolyPoly Tue 16-Jan-18 14:09:35

It's the suicide aspect I'm seeing. Why use a pose reminiscent of suicide for an item that not only resembles another item of clothing being used as a means of killing oneself, but is also called a Hangar belt choker? I mean they can't help the brand name or the fact it is indeed a choker, and the blatant resemblance is perhaps somewhat the point of the thing - fashion innit - but why the photo?? And then for it to be placed somewhere specifically aimed at young people, some of whom could potentially be vulnerable... I think that's a pretty reprehensible fail.

DreamyMcDreamy Tue 16-Jan-18 14:10:33

Ugh, that's horrible! I wouldn't have made any connection, but seeing that my first thought was it looks stupid and very dangerous, if it got caught/yanked suddenly....yep, ridiculous and dangerous!

Jaxinthebox Tue 16-Jan-18 14:18:06

FFS my DD shops there and I would not like her to see this or buy this. Sexual and suicide thoughts regarding this when I saw it.

Epic Fail ASOS. angry

Londonlivin Tue 16-Jan-18 14:22:40

You can’t compare this to a dog collar worn in the 80’s. I came on the thread expecting to disagree with the OP, but this is grossly irresponsible of ASOS.

DailyMaileatmyshit Tue 16-Jan-18 14:23:53

I genuinely don't see the issue here. It's fashion.

helenoftroyville Tue 16-Jan-18 14:26:36

Erotic asphyxiation & suicide spring to's called 'hanger' FFS what are they thinking? angry

bridgetoc Tue 16-Jan-18 14:30:21

YABU......... Resist the urge to be a snowflake, and make an effort to not be offended by everything.

MedicinalGin Tue 16-Jan-18 14:31:24

The word ‘hanger’
The big red belt round the neck
The pose

Each one of these in isolation could be explained away. All three together is completely wrong- I would hate my daughter to see this.

NorbertTheDragon Tue 16-Jan-18 14:33:55

My brother died by hanging himself. I'm not usually bothered by images of it (on tv etc) but that really shocked and upset me. Probably because there's no reason for it - it's not part of programme or a book. It's just to get attention and publicity because I can't believe anyone actually thinks a belt noose is a good look to go out in.

whiskyowl Tue 16-Jan-18 14:39:14

Making a piece of clothing for teens that overtly references suicide by hanging is irresponsible in the extreme. I can't believe their buyers thought this was remotely appropriate. I would be seriously questioning the judgement of whomever included it, to the point of considering their future as an employee.

NerrSnerr Tue 16-Jan-18 14:40:06

Resist the urge to be a snowflake, and make an effort to not be offended by everything.
Some things are offensive though. I’m another who has lost a sibling to hanging. Advertising clothes using suicide is not on.

Blackteadrinker77 Tue 16-Jan-18 14:42:22

The timing as well, to be selling that at a time of year when the suicide rate is higher.

Elendon Tue 16-Jan-18 14:43:30


Suicide statistics show that young people are most at harm and that they are also most at harm from abuse within a relationship at this time.

WingsOnMyBoots Tue 16-Jan-18 14:47:06

Yes, it makes me feel physically sick.

CremeFresh Tue 16-Jan-18 14:52:52

There are lots of things people should not be offended by. This is not one of them.

diddl Tue 16-Jan-18 14:58:22

"Meh, it's just a belt. No one has to wear it."

Why would a belt be modelled around a neck??

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Tue 16-Jan-18 15:04:59

Wow i think there should be some sort of warning before seeing this image tbh, not directed at you OP at all. I can’t believe ASOS have put this up. My life was turned upside down by suicide just like this pictured! What were they thinking sad

Keepingupwiththejonesys Tue 16-Jan-18 15:18:40

45 quid!!!

Elendon Tue 16-Jan-18 15:25:51

Recently there was a post on here about mysterious deaths/people gone missing. I clicked on a link that took me to the suicide of a young person. They used a belt.

It was deemed a site NSFW. I wished I had never clicked on it. This image is really no different.

It's abhorrent.

As is your post @Keepingupwiththejonesys No need to be so dismissive.

BubbaLips Tue 16-Jan-18 15:29:42

this is shocking.

Alpacaandgo Tue 16-Jan-18 15:46:16

The actual item, just crap and not offensive but put together with the name and the image wtaf!!!

I shall be emailing them too.

Personally I can just overlook this but the thought of my teenage girls who shop there seeing this and thinking its fashion just makes me feel sick.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Tue 16-Jan-18 15:56:58

That really is a shocker. Somebody must have directed the model to strike that pose deliberately - who the fuck does that?

As a point of fact though, young people and teens are less at risk of suicide than middle aged people and the very elderly.

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