Skinny w/Big Boobs=OK...Plus Size w/Big Boobs=Censored-Not OK!

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  1. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    A Lane Bryant TV Ad for clothing for "Plus-sized" women has been censored and pulled from ABC and Fox because the Ads are too revealing" for family time TV.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/oreilly-fact … -cleavage/

    Give me a freaking break.....Remember Loni Anderson in a TV show {BayWatch}with only a bikini????? And to mention many other TV Ads with skinny women wearing almost nothing???

    Sounds more like the "Modeling Industry" throwing a fit that Women can be Plus-sized and have nice clothes and look sexy and beautiful!!!

    I would take a woman with some meat on her bones any day rather than a fragile toothpick who looks like she would break if you sneezed at her.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And here the the Commercial that has Fox and ABC upset.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMxyZQfMmM4

      1. Padrino profile image54
        Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That was plus size?

        Looked healthy to me.

    2. EmpressFelicity profile image71
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This kind of stuff is just incredible.  There's all sorts of dodgy stuff on TV (violence and violence-with-a-twist-of-sex)... and they're getting their Y-fronts in a twist over a bit of cleavage?

      I definitely think there's a touch of gynophobia going on in film- and tellyland.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, am skinny not by choice I ate a lot, I prefer myself to gain more weight I am now 100 lbs but I am short so it is proportional,
      slim is all
      and yeah I prefer more women who have skin in them, and the curtailment of that commercial is absurd,

      The concept of beauty as "thin is in and beautiful" is being perpetuated by media and enetrtainemnt industry and this is just crazy

    4. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm that was on par with ads for Victoria's Secret. i wonder what they are so upset about.

      1. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They claim too much cleavage. Like more is not shown in other commercials or TV shows.

        1. profile image0
          cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          really?

          wow

          that's amazing.

          sheesh.

  2. Sab Oh profile image52
    Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

    When was Loni Anderson on BayWatch?!I think you've got your buxom blondes mixed up.

    But in any case, if you're into fat chicks that's up to you.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OOps, Pamela Anderson. lol Loni was all buxom on WKRP also. Thanks Sab
      But the commercial is not about anyone being fat.  It at least doesn't promote a woman having to be a size 1 or smaller to be sexy!

      1. Sab Oh profile image52
        Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm just sayin' if that's your thing then that's up to you. You're entitled to your preferences.

  3. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 8 years ago

    It didn't look over the top to me. That commercial would have certainly got my attention though!

  4. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps they thought that she was "hanging out" in too many of the right places? I mean, it didn't bother me any, but ya lol.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I saw no issue with the commercial. I would not have thought anything inappropriate about it until it was pulled.

  5. TheGlassSpider profile image70
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    I'm with Padrino on this...looked to me like that woman WAS skinny with big boobs. She had curves. Is that what we're calling plus-sized (read: fat) these days? Crikey.

    I do believe this is probably a matter of creating controversy. At the very least, if this commercial is too salacious it may be because it implies that the woman is going to meet her lover for "lunch" wearing nothing but lingerie and a trench coat. Put a man in his trench coat and what he wears for sex on Prime Time and what are you looking at? lol

    Silly stuff.

    But I do LOVE Lane Bryant...speaking as a big beautiful woman...Why I'm wearing their clothes right now. That's right guys...just imagine me in that ad...LMAO! Seriously, if you're a lady (and even if you're not), the Cacique bra line is totally awesome.

    They ought to be paying me...but they're not. sad

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    As a busty plus-size woman, I totally agree with you guys!!

    1. readytoescape profile image61
      readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Habee! I watched the commercial and it made me think of this,

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDY42pFw … xt_from=ML

      Maybe that’s why they’re all up in arms

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ready, great song! Sexy, too! "I wanna do bad things with you." Love it!

  7. sabrebIade profile image61
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    THAT upset FOX?
    Fox?
    Family Guy, Married With Children Fox?
    Are they changing their image or something?

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah right! And ABC with Desperate Housewives on Sunday evenings.

  8. aimeeSF profile image68
    aimeeSFposted 8 years ago

    I didn't see anything offensive or upsetting about the ad.  I am also a busty plus-size woman and I don't see what the problem is, especially if skinny girls are allowed to dress like that on advertisements.

  9. Sab Oh profile image52
    Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

    It could all have been a clever marketing strategy from the get-go. Look at how many people are talking about it.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's has increase the talk about the Lane Bryant for sure.

      1. Sab Oh profile image52
        Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        See? It worked!

    2. mythbuster profile image79
      mythbusterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a really good point and, if true - very clever.

      I found the ad to be reasonable and the woman in the commercial is very attractive.

      If Sab Oh is right, then this ad/vid will probably be talked about like crazy, aired in minimal clips for weeks on sideline news spots on TV, then finally released "in full" to run as normal...once everyone and their auntie, neighbor, grandpa, etc., has had a chance to debate about the rightness or wrongness of the commercial.

      Everyone will be paying full attention if the ad is re-circulated in full...yep, could be a really good plan.

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.... watch the sales go up, and the model's career take off! smile

  10. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Crap it made me spill Beer all over my keyboard

    1. sabrebIade profile image61
      sabrebIadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I LOVE that song!

      1. readytoescape profile image61
        readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I used too,... until it made me do bad things to my Laptop

  11. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I just looked at the ad.  To me, if I didn't know what the issue is "supposed to be", I could see the add as being too "salacious" no matter how thin or not-thin the model is.  I see more as a matter of the whole situation/actions of the model going on around the cleavage, rather than the cleavage, itself. Maybe I'm just weird.

  12. profile image50
    Mileeposted 8 years ago

    Only difference between this model and the Victoria Secret Models is this one looks like she has real boobs and curves. I reckon that was part of the problem. Very pretty girl.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL....probably correct.

  13. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I don't know what shows fox airs, but the commercial didn't show any more than many shows or billboards, store fronts that kids are exposed to everyday.

  14. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    I saw the pic and while she was a bigger woman, she wasn't nearly as big as some make her out to be.  Nice cleavage besides!

 
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