After countless years as a child star, Dakota Fanning knows how to shrug off criticism.
The 19-year-old stunner is Glamour magazine's March cover girl, and the Twilight star opened up about her controversial Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! perfume ad in the issue. The ad was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority over two years ago in the U.K. for being too "sexually provocative," and the starlet reveals she was shocked the pink and floral perfume ad caused such a stir:
"Yeah, I was!" she admitted when asked if she was surprised by the ban. "If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it's also like, ‘Why are you making it about that, you creep?'" the blond beauty said of the ad which featured Fanning clad in a polka-dot dress with a perfume bottle wedged between her legs.
Britain's ban-happy watchdog deemed the ad "irresponsible" and inappropriate after just four complaints, claiming that the ad "could be seen to sexualize a child."
Fanning was 17 years old at the time the "sexually provocative" poster was shot, but the ASA found issue with Dakota's age, claiming that she "looked under the age of 16."
Despite the ban, The Runaways star says she still has a close relationship with Jacobs, and admits the twosome shrugged off the controversy together:
"I love Marc and trust him, and we just laughed about it," she 'fessed to the mag.
Glad you're keeping your chin up, girl!
And besides, you're in good company.