Gap felt the almighty backlash of its more than 434,000 Twitter followers after posting an image of a model sporting its plaid utility dress under the header "Dress up your days in pastel plaid. #since1969."
According to an article in CBC, what started with concerned tweets about the model's health and wellbeing soon turned to snipes in which she was compared to a "skeletor ghost," a concentration camp victim, a cadaver, and a zombie, respectively, and urged to "eat a cheeseburger."
Fashion retailers have long valued an increasingly thin frame, but it seems the public has had enough. The conversation swiftly turned from offensive to defensive, with many tweeting in support of the model.
Not all thin women suffer from disordered eating, true, yet is there such a thing as a too-thin model?
"Dear @Gap: Using even naturally ultrathin models in ads is socially irresponsible & contributes to triggering deadly #EatingDisorders." ~ BITE Therapy @BITETherapy
What do you think of the ad and the ensuing backlash—irresponsible marketing by Gap or body-shaming, pure and simple?
This celebrity caused a media uproar when she donned her daughter's clothes.
Does your bub have a favourite song or, conversely, a song that sends them into inexplicable fits of tears every time? The baby girl in this video is feeling pretty cranky until, that is, a certain Katy Perry song comes on the car stereo.
Once this little cutie hears the opening bars—notwithstanding that the song is "Dark Horse," and notwithstanding those rumours about Katy being a Satanist—those chubby legs can't seem to help pumping. There's some serious roof-raising going on. And oh oh oh, check out that mouth!
It's a perk-me-up Friday, courtesy of Right This Minute.
What is it about kids and Katy Perry, anyway?
In a refreshing show of solidarity, a gaggle of moms donned their bikinis in downtown Edmonton in support of an Edmonton woman whose mom-body was recently shamed by a bunch of "young people."
According to an article in Huffington Post, Tanis Jex-Blake posted an open missive on Facebook, calling out the kids who ridiculed her mom-of-five body on a local beach, calling her "nasty" and "gross."
In allegiance to Jex-Blake, an estimated two dozen women rallied together—many of whom haven't been caught dead wearing two-piece swimwear since giving birth.
This, friends, is the real meaning of bikini-ready.
Spill it: are you bold enough to be photographed in a bikini?
Because sometimes a billboard just demands for graffiti.