Brian Atwood Doesn't Understand Why His Campaign Was Banned, Thinks People Should Watch More Porn

We took a break from stalking Ryan Lochte at last night's Brian Atwood fete to check in with the man of the hour himself.
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We took a break from stalking Ryan Lochte at last night's Brian Atwood fete to check in with the man of the hour himself.

Kim Kardashian and Brian Atwood (BFA)

Kim Kardashian and Brian Atwood (BFA)

We took a break from stalking Ryan Lochte at last night's Brian Atwood fete to check in with the man of the hour himself.

Atwood's steamy new ad campaign starring the lovely and nearly naked (save for a pair of thigh high boots) Candice Swanepoel has been stirring up controversy--it's reportedly been banned in the Upper East Side and from taxi TV. So we had to ask: How does the shoe designer feel about being banned?

"I don't understand why it's controversial," Atwood told me. "I've been doing this for 11 years, it's always the same. I think that Fifty Shades of Grey kind of started this thing. But it's been out since the Story of O."

So it's true they've been banned?

"Yes, but I don't understand why," he said again. "It's a gorgeous girl in gorgeous shoes. There's nothing wrong with having a fantasy. If people think that's porno they obviuosly haven't seen a porn in a while."

Fair enough. Actually, I feel bad for people who think that his steamy commercial is as good as porn, I told Atwood. "Yeah I do too," he agreed. "They should look at it more often."

Not that the campaign isn't super hot. If you haven't seen it, enjoy: