Religious critics of the ad have protested and want the poster pulled down, but Mendes has blasted them, insisting the semi-naked poster is 'tasteful and beautiful."
"It's a religious group that has a problem with the image. That's what I love about this country. We can voice our opinions and beliefs like that," Contactmusic quoted her as saying. “But they're wrong. I don't think I'm traumatising any children. I think it's a really tasteful and beautiful ad," she added.