Is this Ralph Lauren Blue Lable jeans ad for real??? Or in the often-heard words of my 15-year-old son, "ARE YOU SERIOUS???"
WHAT are they selling? a) Anorexia? b) Ridiculously poor Photoshop skills? c) Circus fun house mirrors? d) Bobble head dolls? e) Distorted self images?
Does it compel you to wanna run out your door RIGHT!NOW! and buy a pair of their skinny jeans because you think you're gonna look like this? OR DOES IT MAKE YOU RUN IN THE ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE DIRECTION because *if* you bought a pair you'd look like a cross between Angry Model Girl and Stretch Armstrong?
Then, again, it is the fashionistas who brought us crack-bearing britches, so what the heck do I know?
Ridiculous and oh by the way, humanly impossible!
And then we wonder why so many women struggle with self image issues – we can NEVER look like this but often the pressure to try is unbearable!
Looking at that photo makes me think she’s on death’s door from anorexia. It’s no wonder girls have so many self esteem issues. I wasn’t that skinny when I was even preteen and I’m not overweight, but just average.
I posted about this a few days ago.
It’s a little more on the “light side” but has the same meaning.
And your “crack” post CRACKED ME UP (total pun intended). 🙂
That is truly disgusting. If that is what I am supposed to look like, no thank you. And if they think they are fooling anyone with their photoshop skills….
I posted this on my FB page to get comments as well–saw it on Bonnie Hunt’s FB page first and seriously there’s an uproar out there on it . . . thankfully! Hubs said, “UGLY!” Friend’s 18 year old son said, “Way too skinny.” Brother the geek said, “Photoshopped by an anorexic.” I could stand to lose some weight (some is a relative term donchaknow) but nothing would compel me to run out and buy any of whatever it is they’re trying to sell, the bod, the clothes, the way too big head!!
It makes me sad. Sad for that girl. Sad for our girls who are growing up surrounded by such sickly images. Sad for our culture, YEARS after the Twiggy era and the Kate Moss era, eating disorders are STILL displayed as sexy and beautiful. I’m sad. And disgusted.
Ughh! I saw it and kept thinking–that’s REALLY an ad? And I’m with you, what the HECK are they selling!!!
looks like a bobble head barbie doll. whatever.
As your son said, and many other good men would attest to, this is not even found attractive by the opposite sex!! This ad is too bizarre for words, and ugly to boot. My word.
Lemme jump in here and say the following: 1. This woman is incredibly skinny and I don’t know who thinks she is hot or sexy. 2. This is exactly the reason we have tons of girls who are bulimic, anorexic, or have low self-esteem and think they are “fat”. I’m a bigger girl and I’m happy with my weight most of the time. I definitely will never be skinny and I’m good with that. I will also never look like the above photo. I’d rather be healthy.
This is too sick/ridiculous for words. I can’t find the article now, but just a few weeks ago, I read something about designers creative “negative sizes”. Now we’ll have people who actually wear a “-1” or “-2” clothing size. Yay.
Ridiculous. Can you just imagine being that girl’s mother and seeing that picture? Awful.
Oh my word, Robin, that is HILARIOUS. Sad, though.
The question remains where do we draw the line in the chase for perfection.
It is really hard in the chase to stop once you start because it is always about one pound more.
I actually an ad this ridiculous is helpful because pretty much anybody can look at this ad and see that it is implausible.
Filippa Hamilton (that model) doesn’t really look like that. She was actually upset at this photo & was fired for being “overweight” she’s actually 5’10 & 120 pounds.
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