Was this week's dust-up between Lane Bryant and the TV networks over a lingerie ad really rooted in cultural prejudice against plus-sized women? Or, perhaps, it had more to do with the American media's love-hate relationship with big bosoms? The ad features size New York fashion model Ashley Graham prancing about a hotel room in her Lane Byrant bra and panties, using her smart phone to arrange a noon-time rendezvous with a guy friend. The network exclaimed, she has 'too much cleavage' Gasp! Ah, there is the rub. Of all the sultry siren's ample assets, the one that bothered the networks the most was her ample bosom.
Banned Lane Bryant lingerie ad: Was plus-sized model Ashley Graham too busty for TV?
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The ad stars curvy models, like size Sports Illustrated cover girl Ashley Graham , in lingerie — or nothing at all. The ad was not rejected and we welcome the updated creative. All women should be celebrated and feel empowered to express themselves as they see fit. We want her to know she can attract as much media attention, look just as striking as any woman, and decide what beautiful means to her. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here.
Ashley Graham Ad Was Banned From TV Networks. She Showed Them What They're Missing.
Graham is featured in a steamy commercial for plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. The ad, which is part of the brand's ThisBody campaign, shows models posing, working out, and breastfeeding. But we do. The latter said it wanted Lane Bryant to do a "minor edit to comply with broadcast indecency guidelines," but did not clarify what that indecency was.