OMFG: New Gossip Girl Ads Spark Controversy
While the CW has yet to turn our beloved Gossip Girl into any sort of ratings hit, they're certainly good at creating buzz for it.
With 13 episodes aired to date, the series returns after a long hiatus on Monday, April 21, at 8 p.m., with the first of five new episodes.
To promote the new episodes, the network recently launched a scandalous ad campaign that can be summed up in four letters: OMFG.
There are two sexy new posters promoting the return of the teen soap / drama, both of which will be seen all around the country.
The thing that makes these Gossip Girl posters controversial? Well, they show several couples from the series in seriously erotic poses...
"Oh my (f*%k!ng) God," indeed, Gossip Girl.
It's not hard to see why this ad campaign would stir raise eyebrows. Gossip Girl is a show aimed primarily at teens, and here we have Chace Crawford giving Blake Lively what appears to be a mind-shattering orgasm. Gulp.
Of course, the ad is lot like the show itself that it's edgy, daring, scandalous, and (let's face it) hot. Here's a second version of the OMFG campaign featuring Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick)...
What do you think? Which of the two new Gossip Girl ads do you like more - and is the show going too far with the whole "OMFG" angle?