THIS is the model who won America’s Next Top Model last night.
On the About-Face web site (that is, on this blog and elsewhere on our site), we talk about a lot of ads and other media that require action from consumers. But when we say “write a letter or e-mail,” what does that really mean? I used to think about what I would say for so… Continue Reading →
Courtesy of a tip from Feministing, this ad from Dairy Queen, showing a little girl flirting with a little boy to get him to buy her a hot fudge sundae. Now, maybe my dad would say it’s cute. Or maybe not. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZFUVZqeCa4[/youtube] There are so many things wrong here:
[Update 5/9/08: An article in AdAge today reports on a statement from Dove and the retoucher mentioned in the New Yorker article discussed below. See updates throughout this item. -J.B.] [The Dove ads: Lots of retouching? Really? Did you have to break our hearts?] [Update: Phew — turns out there may not have been much… Continue Reading →