Those American Apparel ads...
I'm a little surprised at people being so worried about the content rather than the context. I've worn skimpy clothing in my time and see many semi-clad women in fashion mags... what I object to is it being so out of place! It's like going on a food site and the side ads being for toilet products... mmm, vaguely linked but very offputting... a lot of people come here for clothing and accessories, however not to see overtly sexy images, because it is a 'family' site.
Although I am from the UK, and from my experience in the US (this was on a uni campus)- London's idea of 'sl**ty' and their idea of 'sl**ty' were miles apart. People were shocked at my everyday knickers when i did my laundry- they thought I was always prepared for action ha ha. So it could be a cultural thing?
I think it is a cultural thing, but I think since we do have alot of younger people on this site, preteens and teens that some of those images are a bit too graphic, plus does a number of self esteem. Not many women have that body shape, and they also make it seem thats its acceptable to wander round half naked, there is nothing wrong with wearing minis or crop tops, but when you are twelfe? Let girls be girls, have fun with out being overly sexualized
Oooooh I no what ad you are talking about. The first thing I thought was "uncomfy" coz the seam went up her butt!! But it does seem really sl*tty and you just think "why, what is the point". If ad's become TOO sexualised then it will turn people off of buying stuff because no-one wants sex and soft porn style ad's shoved in their face.
I know this is probably just my paranoia coming out now but as abig girl) stuff like that makes me feel really inadequate, like someone is standing there saying to me
"Look at you!!! What the hell is wrong with you!? Why don't you look like that!?!?!?
Absolutely, Bec. That kind of thing makes me feel like a lazy chubbzy. But my fiance thinks I'm beautiful, so who cares what anyone else thinks? Squizita~You're right about the cultural differences, as well as context v. content. I wouldn't mind seeing an Avon ad or something, because they are more wholesome. But yeah, the ads should be related to crafting, crafters, and crafts themselves. A Martha Stewart ad, or Kraft Foods, or something, would be more rightfully placed here, versus a Victoria's Secret or Hooter's ad, LOL. It does suck that these are in full view of pre-teens and teens who come to this site, for several reasons, as well.
Tara, you got it, my fiance says he can set up an ad-blocker for our laptop....yay, no more hoochie girls!!
well one thing Victoria secrets ads are more tasetful, and now there are companies that cater to fuller sized women! woot
As a U.K resident I'd rather see the American Apparel ads than any for Kraft food. A lot of people are boycotting Kraft in the U.K now.
Anyhooo it seems to be ads for Auto Trader now=)
i don't mind american apparel. most tee printing companies print on their tees, and they're good quality and shape.
also, i know those girls are photoshopped and that you cant really naturally have that size breasts without having been overweight as a kid. i think.
so i don't care that much, if this site needs the money they get off those ads fine by me.
Suzi P - That's true enough,
Laurel - I'm totally with you. I'm not surprised that Kraft is being boycotted, they said they weren't going to close the Cadbury factory (in Birmingham I think) but now they are, leaving loads of people unemployed. Lets just hope that the Cadbury brand we love doesn't dissapear.
Some of Cadbury production is vanishing to Poland factory. I've heard England is keeping the creme egg!!
I don't really mind about the American apparel adds, so long as the models are properly paid for their efforts. The products seem fairly well designed, although I do understand the 'product placement issue'.
I would like to see more plus size models though instead of mainly unrealistically (maybe natural) thin models.
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the American Apparel adds are so annoying!! i dont wanna see some chicks butt or boobs!! can they go away lol
I agree with you Sheila about bigger sized models. I'm not just saying that because I am a big girl. I don't expect all the catwalks to be filled with size 20+ models. Like you said, something realistic that represents the average woman in society.
I'm so very glad we are keeping the Creme Egg in the UK I had no idea about that. I just know that they are closing some factories over here after being promised that they would be kept safe.
Unless I've got my wires crossed that is.
The American Apparal ads are still annoying to me but at least it has some relation to this site... as such.
Suzi P- admittedly I only have GCSE biology, however I thought breast size has (as far as I'm aware) nothing to do with weight as a child? It's to do with oestregen and genes and stuff? I also say this as I have always been a slim/regular build but have E cup breasts ... the myth that you couldn't be naturally that shape has been quashed, thank goodness, and high street shops like debenhams are stocking 32DD-F cup bras now.
I have to say that it isn't nice to read that when people see you they might be thinking you have large breasts and a slim body so it must be because of a heath issue or plastic surgery!
you know those girls are not paied, they are mainly employees
and Squizita is right, its all about genetics and hormons.
Yeah they cater so much more now for larger women. My friend Sophie has HUUUUUGE boobies and they are deffo natural. It don't have nothing to do with being big, because I'm big and have small boobs. I sometimes have a problem buying a bra because I've got a large back size but a small cup size. Shop are getting better though =D
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