Skeleton Model in Spoof Victoria’s Secret Ad a Desperate Plea for Attention?
A video reportedly created by plus size lingerie retailer Lane Bryant (but not confirmed) has everyone up in arms today over the constant debate over weight.
Lane Bryant’s ad for plus-sized lingerie was recently banned by Fox news after being deemed too hot for TV. So, Lane Bryant - like any normal, professional company - have apparently gone ahead and created a spoof video of a skeleton Victoria’s Secret model and posted it on YouTube. Classy.
The video claims to be featuring a Victoria’s Secret model but there’s no human in the ad, just a skeleton. The clip is promoting a bra “specifically designed to air on Fox and ABC.”
Here’s our opinion (and we’re sure many of you will disagree, so feel free to leave your opinion in the comments section below):
It was unacceptable what Fox did by banning the commercial in the first place, there’s no denying that. But to make a video mocking a company who had nothing to do with the controversyin the first place is both unethical and unprofessional.
Get mad at Fox TV for not airing your commercial but don’t slam a company who has done nothing to you. It’s a little hypocritical, don’t you think.
The original commercial was set to air on April 23rd. It’s been over a month, the controversy is over and everyone has moved on. Looks like Lane Bryant whoever created this video is desperate for attention and publicity. Congratulations, you’ve officially lowered yourself to the level of Fox and ABC. Enjoy your additional 15 minutes…you’re going to need it.
Check out the controversial video below: