A plus-size model has allegedly seen her body positive lingerie advert rejected by two major U.S. TV networks.
Ashley Graham – the first plus-sized model to feature on the cover of Sports Illustrated – features in the unaired commercial with several other models, kickboxing, posing nude and breastfeeding, The Independent reports.
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According to TMZ, both ABC and NBC rejected the ad because of the size of the models rather than the nudity – as Victoria Secret adverts often feature on the channels with thinner models.
But a representative for NBC said the advert, made by U.S. lingerie company Lane Bryant, isn’t banned, and that they’d just asked the company to make some ‘minor edits’ to it.
Although Lane Bryant disputes this, with a representative telling People magazine:
The THIS BODY campaign was meant to be a fun way for us to celebrate and honor women of all shapes and sizes.
What is too much for some does not hold true for others. All women should be celebrated and feel empowered to express themselves as they see fit.
We want her to know she can attract as much media attention, look just as striking as any woman, and decide what beautiful means to her.