Stores advertising and comments made by customers

Stores advertising and comments made by customers

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Ok so about a month ago a store that I shop at (not sure if I can say the store name or not) released there catalog/magalog and the cover depicted several plus size women in the newly released jeans and no shirts on.

Since the catalog has been issued there has been a ton of controversy/arguments on the stores facebook concerning it. Anywhere from support to utter disgust and everything in between. Some have said way to go showing curvier women are just as sexy as size 0 models.Others have gone on to say its porn and immoral to advertise in such a way.

I appreciate others difference of opinions and think everyone has the right to said opinions also as long as its done tactfully and not bashing someone else for thinking differently. Where I have an issue is some of the post I have seen stating that us parents who don't have a problem with it or our kids seeing it are immoral and abusive that we are teaching our kids to objectify women.

Personally I think its a tasteful photo and sends a message that curvier or plus size women are beautiful to. I can also understand the possible reasoning by the company advertising in such a way -them wanting the focus to be on the jeans. I as a mother have no issue with the cover or my boys seeing it and I don't feel its degrading women or any worse then other stores advertisments. Christ my boys see more on a summers day in the city than on that cover lol. Nudity is not an issue with our kids and I never want them to think that their bodies are shameful in any way and that yes are bodies can be use for a sexual purpose but that isn't its sole purpose. To me its our western culture that sexualizes the human form not the form it self.

What do you guys think?
09/27/2011
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Kkay Kkay
I know the picture you're talking about, and I think there was a Sexis article about it.

For me, I don't see what the issue is. Similar advertising campaigns are common; it's not unusual to use nudity to sell clothing. Also, as far as I'm aware, the company in question doesn't cater to children. Because of that, I wouldn't expect them to advertise to children.
09/27/2011
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Originally posted by Kkay
I know the picture you're talking about, and I think there was a Sexis article about it.

For me, I don't see what the issue is. Similar advertising campaigns are common; it's not unusual to use nudity to sell clothing. Also, as far ...
I agree it doesn't cater to children so it shouldn't matter but these moms who are so outraged by it are like I don't wanna go to the mall and have my kids see it in the window. Its like jeez give me a break a company who isn't geared towards children aren't responsible for a tiny conversation that might come up between you and your child. But like I said its their opinion its the demeaning of those who are in favor or don't mind it that bugs me.
09/27/2011
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