Monday, April 26, 2010

Modeling Underwear for Lane Bryant Needs Censoring Now? WTF?


All of the women in the picture above are what the modeling world would consider plus size. I think they are all beautiful and I would never call any of them fat. However, if you weigh more than 115 lbs and model, apparently it's viewed as something unfit for television viewing and a regular lingerie/underwear ad is being censored because of it. I don't get it...they show skinny chicks with supple racks ALL the time in Victoria Secret ads on television but a chick over a size 8 gets on television with her buxom bosom and it's treated as though it was pornographic? What...the...flock of geese?

ABC and FOX refused to air a Lane Bryant commercial starring Ashley Graham (see below). It was not a sexual commercial AT ALL. She was modeling underwear...not her ass, pelvic bones, or sex...just some panties and bras. After Lane Bryant made a fuss about them discriminating, they decided to air it, just not at certain times.

I sincerely hope all the bloggers/writers that were all for supporting Erykah Badu's recent antics of stripping down to her bare naked ass and Ciara air humping in her video (expressing her sexual empowerment, as some bloggers/writers have stated) will engage others in conversation about this. Or will that be asking too much because Ashley Graham isn't a well known "celebrity"? Ashley's JOB is to model apparel but these networks treated it like she was doing something that needed their approval. In reality, there are far more women who mirror Ashley Grahams body versus E. Badu and Ciara's so it would be within their interest to discuss this. Seriously, what kind of message is the media REALLY trying to send people? If you aren't a certain weight, it isn't okay to model? If you have "wobbly bits", you should ALWAYS remain covered?

To be completely honest, Ashley Graham's body looks FAR better than mine, considering Babybottoms wrecked havoc on my stomach. But that's not the point...what is going on with this blatant double standard?

How do you feel about the commercial? Do you think it should be treated any different than the Vicky Secret ads that get to air anytime of day, night, regardless of the programming? 

A lot of things are circulating through my head about this but I would like to hear other people's opinions on this...

9 points of view:

ChiChi said...

Like seriously? She's not even fucking PLUS-SIZED! I could see if it was somebody my size or at least my proportions. W.T.F? I am just outdone. SMH

AssertiveWit said...

she has meat on her bones and that's pretty much what the modeling world considers to be plus sized...it's ridiculous the stigma that is attached to any body size that is above skin and bones.

RAVEN said...

not to mention the victorias secret "fashion show" on tv every yearthis ad isn't racy at all, just a company trying to sell a damn bra to the average woman. total double standard

jeanette nicole* said...

The brouhaha surrounding this really irritates me to no end. Especially since it was shown during Dancing With the Stars, where they are barely wearing anything anyway. Like you and others have commented, Victoria Secret commerical are way more revealing and no one is all up in arms about seeing Alessandra or Heidi or Selita in barely nothing on network TV during primetime hours. It's ridiculous.

JuJu said...

wow - thats ridiculous!! you see almost NAKED vs models on the tv all day everyday, but because a woman has a lil meat on her body its wrong? smh. that's whats wrong w/ society nowadays!

Jenny Brown said...

Seriously.....I'm with you! You've got to be kidding me that anyone would think this Lane Bryant commercial is any more 'showy' or any more revealing than other ads out there...I think it's a double-standard....because if the woman was a size 2 and in her panties, no one would say a thing (and really....this girl in the Lane Bryant ad isn't even big).......you wanna see BIG...I should do the next commercial for Lane Bryant! This is ridiculous!

......now you've got me all 'riled up'....thanks assertive! :):)

Laura E. Sanchez-Gonzalez said...

I totally agree with you, those girls are not even plus sized, they are very beautiful, it happens the same with me sometimes, I wouldn't consider myself skinny, neither fat, I am on my healthy weight, but if a skinny girl wear a big cleavage is not inappropriate, if I do it, then it is. I think it is a disgusting double standard. It is like if I have curves and boobs and butt, then I have to cover it because I am not size 2, I am proudly size 10

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DLG said...

This really pisses me off. There's finally a company making AFFORDABLE, cute/sexy bras for busty women & they don't wanna play the commercial. I don't understand how this commercial is worst than anything you see on Victoria's Secret.

Jay_fever said...

tigole bitties...thats all I have to say about that

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