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#1 of 4 Old 04-21-2010, 02:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Plus size clothing retailer Lane Bryant criticized Fox and ABC for refusing to air a sexy lingerie commercial, but later deleted an accusatory post on its Inside Curve blog saying the networks embrace a double standard of beauty
If this is true, then it clearly is a double standard.

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The thing I think is funniest about this is that usually "plus size" models are about a size 10.

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Just FYI- The model in that ad is Ashley Graham and she's a size 16 and 38D.

I'm glad it'll be shown on next week's American Idol. And the whole controversy has actually added to the marketing of the ad and more people will see it now. Gotta love that! The whole ad is just...um...yummy and soooo much better than any of those Victoria Secret ads. DW and I watched it last night and were just speechless for a while afterwards. LOVE IT!!!

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Dh showed it to me and we agreed that the reason it was pulled is that this woman is not super-thin - she is really sexy, but not in a safe, androgynous way, so it had to go. And I think there is a double standard that only "controlled" and "disciplined" women's bodies can be shown on tv in the nude. This model's body does not bow to societal pressures.

I have to say, the depiction of real bodies has improved. Even Allure magazine, which I love dearly but which loves anorexic-looking models, had a model last month who was not super-thin, not super-toned, and there was nothing calling attention to it. She was just with the other models and the very fact of it not being called out was great.

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