Monday, June 6, 2011
With the Facebook posts made by my friends, I've read some comments about this ad that surprised me. Some have said that they think this ad is disgusting, that it allows women to give up on exercise and diet and that it's okay to be obese. One said that they felt that it was an "out" for women to let themselves go after having children. I disagree with these statements. I don't think this ad glamorizes obesity at all. I think it shows everyone that the majority of women have curves and lumps and bumps. I think it shows that there are few who don't have a shape similar to this in some way. Even women who work out and are physically fit have a curve, lump, or bump somewhere, especially if they've carried a child at some point.
I'm a size 14 right now. I look a lot more like Ruby than Barbie and so do pretty much every woman in my life with the exception of a few. Embracing different body types is a positive, good thing and I'm sad that this ad campaign didn't last longer.