The Plus Size Debate Continues

April 23, 2010 at 7:05 am (life) (, , , , , )

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Usually I don’t watch the nightly news. There are so many bad things on there, it hurts to watch.

But tonight, I decided to watch because when the station previewed the broadcast tonight, they talked about a Lane Bryant lingerie ad that has been pulled from the airwaves. As a plus size girl this caught my interest.

Lane Bryant is saying the ad was refused by both ABC and FOX for being too sexy. Really? Have you seen the Victoria’s Secret ads or even their Fashion Show every year. The Fashion show that is shown during primetime programming. The local news (KABC) showed parts of the commercial and even got reaction from people on the street. One guy who is in the adult industry said this is nothing compared to what he sees. They showed the commercial and it is very tasteful. Lane Bryant was told that the commerical was to racy for primetime.

ABC’s statement is, “Their statements are not true. The ad was accepted. Lane Bryant was treated absolutely no differently than any advertiser for the same product. We were willing to accommodate them, but they chose to seek publicity instead.”

Fox has said, “Lane Bryant’s refusal to comply with requested changes caused the delay that prevented it from airing this week. Following Lane Bryant’s refusal to make requested edits, Fox agreed to air the unedited ad during the last 10 minutes of next Wednesday’s “Idol” program at 9 p.m., a source said.”

ABC has not commented on when it will air the commercial.

We might never know which side is telling the truth but after watching this ad I don’t see why Lane Bryant would have needed to edit it. I guess we will all see it next week when FOX airs it.

Watch the commercial below and let me know your thoughts.

Quotes taken from, ABC


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