Victoria’s Secret under fire for using the words Perfect Body

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    It seems like just yesterday Abercrombie & Fitch was riling up customers withits CEO’s views on plus-size fashion. Now another mega-retailer is under similar scrutiny for potentially body-unfriendly marketing: Victoria’s Secret, which a U.K. petition says sets unfair standards for a “perfect body.”

    British students Frances Black, Gabriella Kountourides and Laura Ferris starteda Change.org petition in response to ads in Victoria’s Secret stores and online that portrayed the line’s models wearing its “Body by Victoria” underwear line under the tagline “The Perfect ‘Body.'” The students say such marketing is damaging and promotes body image issues in women.

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    “We would like Victoria’s Secret to change the wording on their advertisements for their bra range Body to something that does not promote unhealthy and unrealistic standards of beauty, as well as pledge to not use such harmful marketing in the future,” the women write in their petition. “Victoria’s Secret’s new advertisements play on women’s insecurities, and send out a damaging message by positioning the words ‘The Perfect Body’ across models who have exactly the same, very slim body type.”

    They have also started a hashtag campaign, #iamperfect, which is meant to show support for their cause as well as promote positive body image. And it’s picked up traction on social media, as well as on the petition itself, which was up to 4,000 signatures calling for an apology from the brand.


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    do people have nothing better to do?
     
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    i agree with them, its not the perfect bodies.




    but they are damn close
     
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    the new "perfect" body

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    i love how hot chicks offend them... like they would be all for fucking some fat dude
     
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    The overly-sensitive, bed-wetting types deserve no attention other than mockery.
     
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    They wanted us all to be abuzz...:bee:
     
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    i am down

     
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    well there goes my hard on
     
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    they are fantastic bras...

    yea i want my bra to give the effect that i have a perfect body under there.. who wouldnt?
     
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    Sorry guys...the fatty's now outweigh (no pun intended) us women of normal size so by default...fat is the new norm.
     
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    I am very sad the way some women are shaming good looking females:crying:
     
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    What is their stance on the word "cum slut?"
     
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    i think most of us get that six foot super hot women are not the norm..
    but why do the women who started this shit have say #iamperfect?
    why can't they themselves say i am normal... and what is wrong with being normal?
     
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