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FOX and ABC Still Hate Plus-Sized People

Lane-bryant-ashley-graham-bra-ad-underwear-lingerieFOX and ABC got caught being prejudiced again. The last time I wrote about them it was about how they wouldn't run a gay dating commercial. This time, ABC refused to air a Lane Bryant commercial because it showed too much cleavage.

(commercial after the jump)

First of all, this isn't that bad.

And don't start with me FOX and ABC, because I've seen the Coors Light and Go Daddy commercials that you run during football games. This Lane Bryant commercial isn't nearly as racy.

FOX said that this was too risque to show during American Idol


ABC thought there was too much cleavage to air this ad during "Dancing With the Stars".

Dancing With the Stars Brook Burke Tom Bergeron 

Dancing With the Stars
Dancing With the Stars


Oh! Did I mention that the same networks who thought that the above Lane Bryant commercial was inappropriate both are totally cool with running Victoria's Secret ads? 

FOX actually agreed to run this ad on Wednesday night after it was pointed out that that were running a Victoria's Secret commercial on Tuesday night.

Oh yes, I see. Much less risque.

What the hell? 

Is Lane Bryant's money not as good as Victoria's Secret's cash?

I wasn't going to write about this. 

I didn't want people to think of me as the fat girl who was angry that she couldn't buy clothes at Victoria's Secret. Well, you know what? I can buy clothes there. I'm not a size 14 anymore, but I have been in the past, I've been larger than that too and I will stand up and tell you right now that size 14 isn't fat.

You can see Ashley Graham up there in that Lane Bryant commercial. Does she look fat to you? Because she doesn't look fat to me. Sure, she has really big boobs, but come on! 

I just hate the idea that a larger woman in underwear is offensive while Baywatch is family friendly television. I don't get it. If you don't need sexy lacy underwear in a plus size, don't shop there. How simple is that? 

What is wrong with our society? I know Americans are overweight as a whole, but then shouldn't we be allowed access to the clothes that fit our fat assess?



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Goon Squad Sarah is going to need about 45 minutes to simmer down.

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Also, I find the Victoria's secret commercial (all their commercials, really) creepy.

Life of a Doctor's Wife

Yeah, I'm just baffled by this. How is the Lane Bryant commercial in any way offensive?

I mean, yes, there's plenty of cleavage... but at least there are no direct crotch shots in that one (I'm looking at YOU Victoria's Secret commercial!).

Suzy Q

Amen, sistah!


When I saw the LB commercial last night, my thought was "hey. there's that lane bryant commercial I've heard about. What's supposed to be wrong with it?"
Then I saw the VS one and thought "OMG! I'm so glad the kids are in bed (and that my husband isn't home)!"

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah


Actually, @everyone


Sent from my iPhone. 


This should be an episode of "Really?" on SNL...
As a size 14 who has birthed and nursed a baby, my cup size is not compatible with a lot of stores whose offerings stop short of the size I need, VS included. Lane Bryant makes fantastic bras, and to this day the only strapless one that stays put...for me anyway.
The networks' excuses were flimsy and downright obtuse given what else they're willing to put on parade...this can't be anything BUT a plus size issue
Apparently we are not entitled to pretty bras or feeling sexy in some lingerie...Thanks, Fox and ABC for continuing to contribute to low self esteem everywhere.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

@Emily AMEN!


I mean this is such a double standard I can't even see straight. And you know the weird thing? I think that because those women are super curvy, the sensors really thought they were too sexy!!! I mean it! Not that they were fat, but that it was too sexual. Curvy women are beautiful, can I get a witness? And I , too have bought their bras as I am a DDDD after birthing and nursing my baby. They are good bras.


Sing it, sister!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

@soullldiva I hope that is right. That gives me hope for humanity.


I would have to say that souldiva might be right. I think that curvy woman in the underwear is MUCH sexier than the sticks in underwear. I am going to ask my hubby.


Did either of these networks air any of the Carl's Jr. commercials with Paris Hilton, Kim K, etc? Those are way worse than the Lane Bryant ad.

Irma Floresta

I am sick to death of commercials that use thin, buxom girls to sell things like cars, microwave dinners, insurance,cell phone plans, and maxi pads.

What is wrong with a woman who looks like a WOMAN? A woman with curves, and -- here I delve into even darker territory-- a woman who looks her AGE?

But getting back to the point...the idea that the breasts of a healthy plus-sized woman are offensive, while the breasts of this week's heroin-chic model are somehow okay...I just threw up in my mouth a little.


I...don't get it. The only difference being that in the LB commercial she was headed out for some 'afternoon delight' while in VS they were getting ready for a pillow fight pj orgy... Guess that was what they found 'offensive'.

The moral: curvy girls have more sex.


discrimination outright. you said it. amen!


@soullldiva EXACTLY. It's the look in the model's eye - she KNOWS she has it going on; she's sexy as hell. The VS girls? Look at you like they want your approval.


I agree with all of the comments above. And the girl in the LB ad? Way sexier. IMO.

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