Lane Bryant Ad Banned...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Some TV channels have banned a Lane Bryant underwear ad, saying it showed too much cleavage. To their credit, Fox will be airing the commercial during American Idol. Lane Bryant is alleging that since networks air Victoria's Secret ads with no apologies, the reason the ads were pulled was because networks were nervous showing bigger size models actually living normal lives (I think one gets a date--imagine that! Impossible right?). You can see the ad on YouTube--I guess search under Lane Bryant underwear.

I hate that this society expects us to apologize for our weight if we are not bone thin. I've started reading more about fat acceptance.

Also reading "Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths and Realities of Dieting". Basically, I think all diets might take weight off but if you don't get down to the core issues, you'll never keep it off. That's why I'm reading so much about emotional eating. I want to eat what I want when I want it and not fear myself sabotaging myself (as I've said recently, ad nauseum). Luckily, it seems to be working.
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    Lane Bryant's ad was not something I'd want my little girl to see, but I'd rather her see that than a Victoria Secret ad, which is much more sexual and to me shows more. There is a serious double standard out there and it's ridiculous. Thanks for posting about this.
    3730 days ago
    I went on a trip with my mother to Israel many years ago I weighed about 275 and mom was over 200. on our tour the rest of the ladies were young svelt ladies in the 110 to 130 lbs range. Do you know my mom and I got HIT on EVERY Day of those 2 weeks! Even the Bus driver and Tour guide were asking mom and I out(nothing happened to the other ladies ) when mom and I descretely asked our Pastor/leader of our group why this was happening he ducked his head down and smiled then with a straight face said 'any people who have known hunger and starvation PRIZE Obesity! It means that you are WEALTHY and can afford to feed yourself. now if you were a man and obese you had a little status BUT if you were an obese man with an OBESE WIFE you were showing the world that you are truly RICH. Those two weeks were the best weeks of my Obese life. I finally got to see how the skinny girls got treated (in my culture) with all the attention. WOW what an eye opener to visit such a culture Of course now I realize that it is more important to be HEALTHY and a healthy weight( I am currently 9 lbs from being in my normal wt range but I have NEVER forgotten that trip) emoticon
    3730 days ago
    I agree. That girl is beautiful and shows that men find her beautiful too. Bet after this commercial finally airs she will be fighting off men like crazy!!! It's important to expose our children to all shapes and sizes, not just rail thin!
    3732 days ago
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    While Victoria Secret and Fredrick of Hollywood are great places to strive for- if that's what you want. I applaud Ms Bryant because she shows women as most of us are. pleasingly squeezable. Yet it shows that the advertisers still think thin is better. But what is that teaching our young girls.. We should be more concerned with a healthy self image regardless of what the scales say sometimes. Then if we want to slim down because its what WE want , then thank goodness there's spark people for help and support.

    Ok sorry I'll put the soap box away
    3732 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/23/2010 7:55:30 PM
    too much cleavage? lol...well, I never! Well, actually, yes I again! emoticon
    3732 days ago
    This is typical of Amerikan Society in General. Remember the wordrobe 'malfunction' of Janet Jackson years ago? Remember how Amerika was all up in the air? DARE a nipple or anything else be shown! Geeze, kids these days see/know more than we did at their age!

    In Europe, the Human Body is NORMAL...they have NUDE Swim baths! Yes, ALL people: males/females/kids/young/old/thin, and yes, even "fat" people go...nobody bats an eye!

    So sad that Amerikans have such Blinders on to the Human Body and the Beauty it beholds!

    Have a wonderful day!
    3732 days ago
    yea victoria secret has a show and nobody says anything about that!!!!!!!
    3732 days ago
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