The Lane Bryant Ad ABC and Fox Didn’t Want Their Prime-Time Viewers to See
People who have seen it say that ABC and Fox were giving into The Stupid.
What do you think?
These are no doubt size 14 girls below wearing Cacique, the lingerie label of Lane Bryant. But on blogs like HuffPo, over 400 respondents–and more–are calling the queen-sized models “hot,” and wondering what the hell was wrong with the networks. Several guys plainly wrote that these women were “healthy.”
Big does not necessarily mean fat.
Here’s what Lane Bryant carped about:
ABC and Fox have made the decision to define beauty for you by denying our new, groundbreaking Cacique commercial from airing freely on their networks.”
The post also claims that ABC “restricted our airtime” and refused to air the spot during Dancing With the Stars, while Fox “demanded excessive re-edits and rebuffed it three times before relenting to air it during the final 10 minutes of American Idol, but only after we threatened to pull the ad buy.”
The post continues: “Yes, these are the same networks that have scantily-clad housewives so desperate they seduce every man on the block — and don’t forget Bart Simpson, who has shown us the moon more often than NASA, all in what they call “family hour.”
“While it’s no secret that Victoria’s Secret ‘The Nakeds’ ads are prancing around on major networks leaving little to the imagination, steaming up TV screens and baring nearly everything but their souls, our sultry siren who shows sophisticated sass is somehow deemed inappropriate … Does this smack of a double standard? Yep. It does to us, too.
All women can be lovely, no matter what size they are.
I think what the networks were aghast about was some bounteous but beautiful breastesses getting in people’s faces, not breasts that looked like they were fitting into training bras.
Farbeit for me to give a commercial endorsement to Lane, but frankly, I’ve shopped there far more times than Macy Woman. I still think they should bring back inexpensive pantyhose instead of stocking just Spanx, but hey…love yourself first.