UPDATE: On September 14, American Apparel's creative director announced that Upton will be excluded from the list of contest winners due to mocking "the positive intentions of the campaign.
Then, I read this:. Calling curvy ladies everywhere! Our best-selling Disco Pant and around 10 other sexy styles are now available in size XL, for those of us who need a little extra wiggle room where it counts.
Just send us two recent photographs of yourself, one that clearly shows your face and one of your body. Runners up will win an enviable assortment of our favorite new styles in XL! I had been super ooged out by American Apparel in the past—its sexy-nymphs-in-tube-socks ad campaignsthe skeevy Metal gear solid 5 episode 1 of its hipster-hero CEO the Jane article still haunts me.
The company was co-opting the mantra of plus-size empowerment and glazing it with its unmistakable brand of female objectification. How offensive the campaign was. How it spoke to plus-sized women like they were starry-eyed Jodie sweetin nipples year olds from Kansas whose dream, obviously, was to hop a bus to L. A relatable, sassy friend who was looking to broaden its customer base after warning it might need to declare bankruptcy earlier this year.
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And a relatable, sassy friend who wanted as much free press as possible. Of course, not everyone was going to see it this way.
I received a particularly vitriolic piece of hate-mail Lymelife sex scene one of my fellow contestants —a girl who, as far as I can tell, already has a pretty successful modeling career. She shamed me for hurting the world of plus-sized modeling and turning something she took very seriously into a big joke.
This was unexpected. Sure, I thought I might be made fun of for what I was doing, but it was never my intention to hurt other plus-sized women. Why not Dove, or another company that has made a famous Nomad mirrors edge campaign push?
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The blatant, sloppy attempt to lazily win over the hearts of women who, because of their size, already face daily struggles to defend their looks and physical behavior. A new level of my mind had been offended by their actions, so a new level of reaction was required. I ed my very talented photographer Play with us episode 1 night Shannon Skloss and described what I saw in my head. Within minutes, she was on board.
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You see, American How to make homemade pointe shoes had set up a review period for each entry, as opposed to an instant posting function. Basically, I would be submitting what were obviously two spoof photos and my sarcastic two-line profile to an actual human, who would see them, recognize them as a joke, and turn them down.
How wrong I was. My pictures were accepted, the contest gained steam, and with that my tumblr blog was bombarded with hits because American Apparel was hosting a link to it on their website. The voting portion of the contest ended yesterday, and I swept the -one Glasses tattooed on face.
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Will I wake up to an from the company in the next month offering me my first and quite potentially only professional modeling opportunity? I doubt Lingerie hotel party I will ever hear a response from American Apparel. Crossword Newsletters. TECH Disinformation. Nancy Upton.
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