To explain my stance on the issue I'd like to explain the purpose of advertisements.The purpose of advertisements is the persuade someone that they are in ''need'' of the companies product(s) This product could be anything that naturally Humans don't need or crave. The first type of adverts try to make people feel inadequate (won't be cool, ''up-to-date'' etc) if they don't buy the latest smart phone.
The second type of advertisement are the ones that humans naturally crave including food, water, drinks and basic home furniture. However in these advertisement the company will make the products more appealing by over-sexualising it, using seductive voice overs or by using famous people.
Advertisements are making large proportions of the population feel inadequate with their bodies too, take this advert from Batchelors..
The product at hand is well, tomato soup but has so much sexual undertones towards it? With British reality star Joey Essex showing off his defined body. Is that needed? NO!
In my ideal world advertisements would be extensively regulated? What do you think?