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ABC Turns Down Lane Bryant Commercial and Accepts Victoria's Secret 2010-04-22 10:11:52

ABC Says No to Plus Lingerie Models, Yes to Skinny Ones

It seems everywhere you turn these days there's some controversy over plus-size models. Yesterday Garance Doré made some comments that set people off, and now ABC is getting flak for refusing to air plus-size Lane Bryant lingerie ads on its network. Apparently the network said no to airing Lane Bryant lingerie ads during Dancing With the Stars because they were too racy. However, it ran Victoria's Secret lingerie commercials during American Idol. When ABC asked Lane Bryant models to show less skin, the brand turned down the request, stating that its ads are no more risque than Victoria's Secret ones. Talk about drama! What do you make of all of this?

Check out the commercial ABC did not want you to see.

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Paloma15122477 Paloma15122477 2 years
Hahaha... fuck ABC! And Victoria's Secret too.
missavogue missavogue 5 years
I love that commercial. ... If I saw it on TV, it would make me smile. I don't see why they would run the VS add and not the LB one. ... I know American Idol is on Fox and Dancing with the Stars is on ABC, but ABC shows VS commercials, too. ... I just don't see how they can NOT run the commercial. I'm plus-sized, but healthy. It's not like they're showing rolls or anything. They're showing a perfectly smooth, well proportioned plus-sized ("normal") model. Nothing wrong with that. It's not distasteful in any way. They show MORE skin in Victoria's Secret ads. Ugh it makes me so mad that they DON'T air ads like this. ...
missavogue missavogue 5 years
I love that commercial. ... If I saw it on TV, it would make me smile.I don't see why they would run the VS add and not the LB one. ... I know American Idol is on Fox and Dancing with the Stars is on ABC, but ABC shows VS commercials, too. ... I just don't see how they can NOT run the commercial. I'm plus-sized, but healthy. It's not like they're showing rolls or anything. They're showing a perfectly smooth, well proportioned plus-sized ("normal") model. Nothing wrong with that. It's not distasteful in any way. They show MORE skin in Victoria's Secret ads.Ugh it makes me so mad that they DON'T air ads like this. ...
Annie-xxx Annie-xxx 5 years
I love plus size people, and I really love that advert. I don't understand them.
wastedtalent wastedtalent 5 years
this is a lot more tasteful and sophistacated than a VS commercial it would empower a lot more women than offend them. i think people need a taste of something different. people need to know that its ok to not be stick skinny. especially since its all we ever see...
wastedtalent wastedtalent 5 years
this is a lot more tasteful and sophistacated than a VS commercialit would empower a lot more women than offend them.i think people need a taste of something different. people need to know that its ok to not be stick skinny. especially since its all we ever see...
RainyDays RainyDays 5 years
I've always thought Victoria's Secret ads are laughable. They make cheaply made, overpriced underwear look overtly tacky.Oh... and definite bias.
RainyDays RainyDays 5 years
I've always thought Victoria's Secret ads are laughable. They make cheaply made, overpriced underwear look overtly tacky. Oh... and definite bias.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 5 years
Ughhhh - when will the world learn. No diff. that VS ads - shameful.
SofiaNolan SofiaNolan 5 years
nothing, I just smile :) really funny
SofiaNolan SofiaNolan 5 years
nothing, I just smile :) really funny
JenzUrFriend JenzUrFriend 5 years
i'd say that's a pretty harmless commercial, much less racy than a typical VS commercial.
Venus1 Venus1 5 years
Crazy!
Venus1 Venus1 5 years
Crazy!
Tabloid Tabloid 5 years
Wow.. that is beyond pathetic
Tabloid Tabloid 5 years
Wow.. that is beyond pathetic
kastarte2 kastarte2 5 years
It says "Meet Dan for Lunch" Not Dad. Ew.
KadBunny KadBunny 5 years
What is that weird dimple on model A's stomach
SashaDaae SashaDaae 5 years
I'm kind of on the fence. I don't like models of any extremes (SUPER skinny or SUPER plus size) because I believe it helps promote an unhealthy lifestyle. But it is absolutely RIDICULOUS that they refused to run this ad. Hell, if you changed the model, added some different music, and changed the brand, it could probably pass as a Victoria's Secret ad. Oy ve, this is just silly.
cfp cfp 5 years
I read about this: the issue was that ABC wouldn't run it at all. Fox didn't want to run it at first unless they changed it so basically only the model's face was showing. Lane Bryant pointed out that Fox ran VS commercials that were just as risque...though they say they treat them both the same. I think that's completely untrue and there is a SERIOUS bias going on here. If Lane Bryant wants to pay to air their commercials on Fox there is NO REASON why their lingerie commercial should be banned while allowing VS's commercials to run. I'm not plus sized but I prefer the Lane Bryant commercial. COME ON that commercial was a hell of a lot more tasteful than a lot of the Victoria's Secret commercials that air. It makes me so angry to hear about this.
laurenlanzaosias laurenlanzaosias 5 years
well, it's kinda cheesy. but the model is beautiful and looks ah-mazing... abc sucks.
Sasorisa Sasorisa 5 years
Aren't these two different networks? American Idol is on Fox - Dancing with the Stars is on ABC. Unless you say they ran a VS ad on ABC then that's different.
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