Lane Bryant is well known as a plus size clothing and accessories catalog, but its models are mostly either average weight, slightly above average weight, just tall, or just very chesty and “bootilicious”. So the lingerie ad likely had women who look like this:
I think it’s kind of funny that in a time when we’re all being pressured to look like meth addicts on steroids, the networks think most people will be more than indifferent about seeing a bit of unstrained flesh on their screens.
Could it be that the sight of very feminine looking women in an ad might help to deprogram the masses? If it’s okay to have above a C cup, and real hips, then women might actually feel like they’re not monsters for having curves. Men might actually stop calling 120 lbs. women fat.
Here is one of the actual ads that got turned down: