So, I’m sure you’ve heard the news about FOX and ABC refusing to air the new TV spot for Lane Bryant’s Cacique line of intimate apparel (the only bras and underwear I’ll buy), featuring my wanna-be-body, Ashley Graham. The hubbub is that people say there are more risque things on these networks and they don’t censor Victoria’s Secret ads featuring lingire, so it MUST be because Ashley Graham is more voluptuous.
I’m holding out on passing judgement until FOX and ABC release their statements on WHY they blocked this (I’ve seen Terri Hatcher in less than this on Desperate Housewives). There is a slight twinge of criticism in me (I do have a degree in advertising, so kinda know what I’m talking about) that the spot they wouldn’t air could be misconstrued as a woman in lingire going to meet up with a paying customer. But still, they show Pretty Woman on TV all the time, and prostitution isn’t blocked from shows like CSI or Law and Order.
Anyway, I wanted to post these not to jump in the mix of criticisms, but just to show how effing beautiful Ashley Graham is. If I looked like her, I would feel like a Skinny Emmie for sure.
The banned ad:
The next ad in the series:
Update: 4/26: For those interested, the Lane Bryant response to ABC’s denial of the dispute is here. Fox will be airing the ad several times during American Idol coming up, so they’re trying to “make good.”