I'm all about
all-inclusive representation of everyone in ads, it has a very positive affect on us all to show we're all beautiful/handsome. Often we're ashamed of disabilities and illness as they're somewhat taboo and not talked about
in society, and to show billboards and ads of someone proudly there smiling with crutches, an insulin pump or a colostomy bag in a fashion ad is empowering and a lot more honest of us all. For far too long, marketing has used only the very prettiest/handsome of us, and airbrushed them up further to present an unrealistic representation in magazines, with negative affects on teenagers especially self-esteem. If you didn't happen to have genetics that make you flawless in appearance, over 6 feet tall, and pencil-skinny at a size zero (0) dress size (which is not 99% of the population), a guy with chiseled jawline and all over muscle-tone then it was a put-down to you at some basic, subconscious level. So, I applaud Aerie/American Eagle and would like to see a lot more of it.
Post Edited (iPoop) : 7/13/2018 11:53:26 AM (GMT-6)