Plus-sized women are too sexy for ABC and FOX.
Plus size Lane Bryant lingerie ad banned by FOX and ABC
Lane Bryant released a sexy new lingerie ad that features a voluptuous plus size model in bra and panties as she gets ready for a date. The commercial advertises Lane Bryant’s line of lingerie: Cacique, only Fox and ABC chose not to air the commercial. Now Lane Bryant is citing discrimination against full figured models and a controversy has ensued. Is the ad too racy?
Though the ad is sexy, it is similar to Victoria Secret ads that air regularly on television except for one noticeable difference: size! Lane Bryant uses a beautiful plus sized model, Ashley Graham, whose bust is noticeably larger than those depicted in Victoria Secret and other lingerie ads. Is this what caused Fox and ABC to ban the commercials?
Ashley Graham spoke about ABC’s decision not to air the commercial during Dancing with the Stars. She said, “It’s a bit prejudiced. The Victoria's Secret girls can flaunt around their panties all day long. But when there's a bigger woman with a little bit extra, they snipped it out immediately.” She also said that she was told that the commercial had ‘too much skin.’ You may watch Ashley Graham comment on the commercial in the video player below.
Lane Bryant is upset about the ban and posted about it on their official Lane Bryant blog ‘Inside Curve.”
“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 statement 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.'”
What do you think?
Are Ashley Graham’s curves too racy for television?
The hypocrisy, it beggars the imagination. I encourage everyone to open the article, because it includes the ad in question. See for yourself why Ashley Graham can sing "I'm Too Sexy" for TV.