I had a "Throwback Theater" post set for today, but I couldn't ignore this mess. We can see women rolling around on the beach half-naked toting diet pills, Victoria Secret models flaunting thongs and butt cheeks advertising those new "fitness sneakers" - but channels can't handle a big chest?
The Lane Bryant commercial featured plus model Ashley Graham in Cacique, the store's line of lingerie. Yes, Ashley Graham isn't a stick thin model toting underwear, she's a gorgeous size 16 woman - so where's the issue? It seems like certain channels had refused to air the commercial unless it subjects itself to heavy editing. Are network TV channels afraid of size? When I heard about this I just couldn't believe it - I mean seriously? What's the real reason? Another network showed the ad on Wednesday, but the fact that this ad was refused in the 1st place boggles my mind.
When are folks just going to get it... the average woman is a double digit size and eventually that "average woman" is going to want to see her images more like herself in the mainstream media. Why are people STILL so reluctant to show curves?
Article via NY Post: Banned-ad model
I'd love to know your thoughts on this, do you think this ad is any racier than ads that we see on TV? Do you think that TV execs are apprehensive to represent all sizes on TV? What do you think the reason is?
~Luvin' My Curves