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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Is it just me, or are the commercials on TV getting a little fleshy and provocative? I admit I get annoyed when I'm watching the tube with my husband and three boys and half-naked women start parading across the screen. Hey, I'm all for lingerie, but can you shut the bedroom door, please?

The worst of the offenders, in my opinion, is Victoria's Secret. Pardon me, but I believe Victoria exposed all her secrets long ago. To anyone and everyone who would look. Undergarments are no longer, well, under anything. Instead, they're outergarments worn by women who look nothing like any woman I know. Is it possible to be that skinny and have, ahem, bosoms like that? I'm sure many men like to think so, but I'm thinking a little reality would be nice.

And who exactly is buying all this sexy apparel at Victoria's Secret? Surely women are the main consumer--a lot of men are too embarrassed to be seen in the store--yet, these commercials, are they supposed to appeal to me? The woman? The supposed wearer of the garments? To say they turn me off is an understatement.

In fact, I haven't bought a thing from them since they began airing their racy commercials. Call it a quiet protest, but I'm living just fine without the Wonderbra, thank you very much.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 9:33 AM  
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At 3:52 AM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

Um...I buy VS. Well, not the sexy, see-through, I-may-as-well-just-
cut-holes-in-my-underwear stuff. I love their Body By Victoria collection because it's all plain styles in this really great quick-dry fabric that I wear when I exercise and, uh, glisten.


At 9:36 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

LOL.....dare I admit I have a charge account with them? LOLOL

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Corina Bowen said...

LOL~ I just started buying from them this past few years... I haven't seen any ads on tv around here........ thankfully.
Right now I am mad about the ads for food... Really hard on a chubby gal trying to loose weight!!

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Their commercials are soft-porn, I kid you not. If I wanted to see that, I'd go look it up on the internet.

At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Melissa Soldner said...

Soft porn--hard core could be teeter-ing. How do they get their legs to do some of the things they do while able to show us that "yes, I've got enough cleavage here so if you want to send me flowers I won't need a vase-- I can just put them here."

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

ROFLOL, Melissa!

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

I think it's porn on TV at 8 pm and it's doing nothing for the young boys of America, who they've shown will have a higher incidence of being addicted to porn because of images at early ages.

I wouldn't step foot in a VS. There's a line between sexy (La Felina) and sleezy (any VS commercial). Plus, since the girls don't have hips, you could just put big implants on a boy for the same effect.

At 11:32 PM, Blogger eileen said...

Well, no flannel and elastic in VS nor super-size, so I'm not a customer. But those commercials are just revolting!

At 8:13 AM, Blogger south asia said...

Kristin I so agree. The problem is that since most of America doesn't even see porn as an issue or an addiction anymore, VS can do no harm in the eyes of most people. After reading Every Man's Battle, it saddens me to know the harm those ads really are doing.

At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Mike Ehret said...

I agree, too. It embarrasses me to watch them with my 21 year old son, or my wife. And, frankly, I don't like what it says about the state of sexuality in America.

This is a classic tactic of the devil -- take one of God's intended pleasures and blessings and pervert it. And too many men -- and women -- have fallen for that lie.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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