Fearing it could spark eating disorders, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is demanding that clothing company, Urban Outfitters, remove the photo of a model with significant “thigh gap” sporting some polka dot mesh briefs. The ASA has received complaints that the model appears to be “unhealthily thin” and that Urban Outfitters supporting this could be irresponsible and harmful.
Upon last investigation, Urban Outfitters has not taken down the modeling photo and, apparently, legally doesn’t have to listen to or respond to the request from the ASA. According The Daily Mail Urban Outfitters has gone on record defending their model and their advertising choices by stating,
The model was represented by one of the UK’s most successful and well-respected agencies. We do not believe she was underweight“
So what do you think? Is this just another case of body shaming or has Urban Outfitters gone too far?
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