Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Too Much Cleavage for ABC

It has been a while since I posted on my blog, but lately there are too many things that I just have to comment on.

Let's start with ABC refusing to air Lane Bryant’s commercial becasue it shows too much cleavage. Lane Bryant wanted this ad to run during "Dancing with the Stars", but ABC, a Disney owned company said no.
A source said, ""The cleavage of the plus-size models, they said, was excessive, and we don't think that's the case. It certainly appears to be discrimination against full-sized women."
In a statement ABC stated, “Their statements are not true, the ad was accepted. Lane Bryant was treated absolutely no differently than any advertiser for the same product. We were willing to accommodate them, but they chose to seek publicity instead."
So right now it's a he said she said right? Well not really. Have you seen the outfits the dancers wear on "Dancing with the Stars"? They show more cleavage and bare chested men than any hot drama on TV. And what about the Victoria Secret ads they run. Just becasue they choose to use skinny, bony models doesn't make their ads any less sexy.

Lane Bryant chose a very attractive, full figured model, Ashley Graham, to advertise their new line of lingerie to full figured women. The ad was sexy, eye catching and also cute and tasteful. Meanwhile ABC will run Victoria Secret ads and their so called fashion show during prime time or any other time.

It does seem that ABC has a problem with healthy looking women.

While watching a really awful TV program, "The Insider" (only the last 10 minutes I was waiting for NCIS), they interview Kathy Lee Gifford who said the ad was in poor taste becasue of the message it sends to women? This comes from he woman who is not only so skinny her neck bones are a weapon but who has also had some cosmetic work done. Oh and by the way for a time she was employed by Disney. Bad message, look in the mirror Kathy Lee.

I do believe we live in a country where obesity is out of control and children need to eat right and need good role models. An attractive, full figured model who is not obese, who is healthy and happy, Is a positive roll model for women. Much more than Kathy Lee or the anorexic Victoria Secret models.
A woman who is a size 16 is a regular size, why do we consider this too big? The key to the size issue is healthy, there is a weight high and low, that a person just isn't healthy and that should be the ideals we teach to our children.

Click here to view the Lane Bryant commercial

After viewing the commercial, what are your views?

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