NEW YORK, NY – Two major Television networks are taking a strong stance against a new Lane Bryant ad!
Lane Bryant is in an uproar over ABC and Fox’s refusal to air one of its recent lingerie ads. Lane Bryant was set to air their ad during “Dancing with the Stars” but ABC backed out because it believed that it bared too much cleavage.
It’s not far fetched that ABC would back out of an ad featuring “excessive boobs” as the network is owned by Disney and tries its best to keep a family image. “The cleavage of the plus-size models, they say, was excessive, and we don’t think that’s the case,” said a Lane Bryant source.
The ad was to promote their Cacique lingerie line, aimed at plus-size women and Lane Bryant feels its “discrimination against full-sized women.”
Fox apparently also balked at showing the ad during “American Idol.” Fox found itself in a sticky situation as it allowed a provocative Victoria’s Secret lingerie ad to air during Tuesday’s “America Idol” and Lane Bryant complained of a double standard. Fox did a 180 and aired the ad during Wednesday’s “American Idol.”
Check out the ad below.