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Kelly Osbourne and St. Tropez Lose Charity Seal

Kelly Osbourne Loses Prince's Trust

Luxury self-tanner brand St. Tropez lost the seal of approval from Prince's Trust, one of the UK's biggest children's charities, after releasing an ad with Kelly Osbourne. In the ad, she states that using fake tanner makes you look not only "10 lbs. skinnier" but also "healthy." She also stated that, before the self-tanner, she "looked like Miss Piggy," which is a pretty disheartening statement.

St. Tropez had been donating 10 pounds (no pun intended) from every purchase to the Trust, but after angry letters from parents about the ad's possible effect on kids, the charity pulled its official support. Kelly's natural skin tone is lovely, and she would look pretty at any weight, but self-tanning is a perfectly legitimate choice if it makes you happy. Do you think a statement like Kelly's would really drive young girls to have a poor body image, or are people overreacting?

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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Actually, I didn't think about the body comment at all, but I did think about the statement of a tan making you look healthy. I don't like anything that promotes something so incredibly deadly. I think it's time to move on from the idea that healthy and beautiful means being tanned. Because whether there's self-tanners out there or not, a lot of people will take that ideal to heart and use tanning beds or lay out in the sun. Especially since (& no one will change my mind on this) no self-tanner will make you look like you have the real thing. They fade funky, they often go on patchy or streaky, and they're way more often than not orange. I think the best thing is just to move on from the notion that a tan is the most beautiful accessory altogether. Plus, I don't like equating a tan with healthiness because I am very pale and don't like thinking my natural skintone is equated with sickliness :( There's been a lot of work put into advertising that promotes the unhealthiness of smoking and that it doesn't "look cool". I think the same fervor should be put into anti-tanning endeavors. Ok, I'll step off my soap-box now...
carmellamellow carmellamellow 7 years
I think she is a good example of someone who uses spray tanning well. She did seem to get a whole ~ burst ~ of confidence and her inside now matches her outside. I used to hate on spray tanning in high school (there were a lot of oompa loompas walking aroound) but I tried it for free at an event and have been hooked ever since. I think pale people who are new to sunless tanning think they have to stand up for other pale people, and they are betraying their fellow pale people if they get a sunless tan. LOL it's so silly, and that's the way I felt. But do whatever makes you happy!
dootsie dootsie 7 years
Tanned skin is gross. Just my opinion.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I always pegged her as "goth" and didn't want to follow the then-popular Britney Spears and Christina Aguil-whatever (I can't remember to spell her name, sue me.). But I guess deep inside she wanted to be a part of the "group".
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Sissies! Get a spine, have a backbone, quit crying over spilt milk, get a sponge and clean it up. This crap is getting very old! I'm feeling 120 years old praying for the old days when people had a sense of humor and didn't cry poor me every time they didn't get a trophy!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I think people are overreacting. It annoys me how overboard people go in trying to shelter their children. Also, I hate to say it, but I think the "Miss Piggy" comment sounds less bad coming from Kelly Osborne, who up until recently has been overweight. If Kate Moss were calling herself Miss Piggy and implying that she looks fat without self tanner, then it would be sending the wrong message. Coming from Kelly, it doesn't sound any worse than the control-top pantyhose commercials and advertisements that were everywhere when I was a kid in the 80's.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
I love fair skin, but tanner skin hides things...that's just the way it is. As for the Miss Piggy remark, everyone lets a little self deprecating humor slip in once and a while. I would be a hypocrite to say otherwise.
BeautyGala BeautyGala 7 years
I think the "Miss Piggy" comment is what took it over the line. Self-tanner does give you a healthy glow, and it DOES give off the illusion of being thinner or more toned. Those two statements alone I don't feel are wrong to say. However, the Miss Piggy comment is not only self-deprecating but reminds me of the names children come up with to put down other peers who may be overweight.
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