If you watch the major TV networks, you’ve probably seen Victoria’s Secret’s recent “The Nakeds” campaign, with gorgeous models flaunting their curves in nearly-nude underthings. But you probably haven’t seen Lane Bryant’s new lingerie commercial.
The plus-size brand took to their blog, Inside Curve, to rant about the seeming double standard these TV networks have imposed on their plus-sized offerings.
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.”
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.
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.”
Seems that the retailer has a strong case — the ad is not in the least bit racy or offensive.
SEE THE AD BELOW!
MEANWHILE, VICTORIA’S SECRET IS DOING THIS:
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