I'm not sure how many of you have noticed what's been going on with +Urban Outfitters
and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), but UO was forced to pull down an image of a model for the following (quoted from the ASA).
“We considered that the model was very thin, and noted, in particular, that there was a significant gap between the model’s thighs, and that her thighs and knees were a similar width. We understood that Urban Outfitters’ target market was young people and considered that using a noticeably underweight model was likely to impress upon that audience that the image was representative of the people who might wear Urban Outfitters’ clothing, and as being something to aspire to. We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”
It first came to my attention from an article that +E! Entertainment
put up a few days ago.
Shaming is shaming, no matter who is on the receiving end of it. This hit close to home for me, so I wrote my thoughts up on the whole situation. #bodyimage #advertising #photoshopped #thighgap #skinnyshaming #fatshaming