Thursday, August 07, 2014

Your Turn

American Apparel posted the photo above, minus the censorship squares to their Instagram and called this a back to school mini skirt. Good advertising or just porn?

36 comments:

T. E. Cuz said...

sex sells.

in all seriousness, its gross and creepy.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

It would have been even better if it were a dude in the skirt.

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

I side-eye any woman who shops there. This company has been exploiting and sexualizing young women for years, it's not new or a secret. Their ads are banned in my hometown because of it.

Plus their clothes are so basic and way overpriced.

Snit said...

wow...that's kind of appalling. I'm usually kind of whatever but really...that's tacky and wrong.

secret said...

won't stop me from buying my stretchy neon things there

Lovelyloie said...

Appalling it is!

Jessica Larson said...

You can buy better quality at Target or Old Navy at cheaper prices.

Haven't shopped there in years due to them using Uncle Terry & not to mention Dov still works for them even though he's been sued too many times to count for sexual harrassement.

Gossip-Monster said...

Ah the endless debate, buy cheap, child labor exploited clothes from overseas or buy clothes made in the USA that exploit young teens here. Is there a correct answer?

astra worthington said...

How is this any different than every other ad or picture out there? EVERYTHING is oversexualized nowadays and it's gross. It's only going to get worse, soon you'll look back on this as tame and boring.

Jay Tea said...

I went poking through American Apparel's Twitter feed to see the uncensored version. It's either been deleted, or it's a fake, 'cuz it isn't there. I'm betting fake.

BTW, in the uncensored version, the models are wearing panties.

Sherry said...

Yeah hard to make a judgement without any picture. Nice going.

Count Jerkula said...

HOT! Where is the uncensored pic!!!!!!!!!!!

jack ducky said...

It's disgusting but for American Apparel it's pretty standard.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I thought that's the way you wear one of those skirts. Isn't that what they're for??

auntliddy said...

T e hit it gross and creepy. Stop objectifying for women for christs sweet sake. Just stop! You know this was done by and for men. Ugh. Need brain bleach.

Stephie said...

Considering American Apparel hires porn stars to model their clothes, I think that shows the message they are sending.

Simon said...

Creepy

Topper Madison said...

Here's the uncensored version:
http://www.thegloss.com/2014/08/07/fashion/american-apparel-skirt-underwear-photo-lolita-sex-controversy-instagram/

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I smell Uncle Terry.

crila16 said...

AA is doing it for free publicity. The sad thing is, girls will buy these skirts. The way they're dressing, the clothes are getting skimpier and skimpier. Girls this summer, are wearing short shorts with their but cheeks hanging out. I thought it was a joke, and my friend told me that was the style.

Eventually, it will be normal to walk around naked. Then what?

Wen said...

When is the fashion industry going to realize Dov Charney is a POS pedophile????

bluebonnetmom said...

Is the owner a pedophile? As a Mother of three girls, not cool.

Paint Chips said...

Incredibly creepy.

That American Apparel store is so over-priced and just complete junk. Is it actually made in America?

mw843 said...

Same class as always ...

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

@Crila I walked past a girl who had to be around 13 wearing those granny panty-like bottoms over tights and a crop top. She was with her mom too. W. T. F.

rajahcat said...

I am really not a fan of American Apparel in any way

not the product-the ads-or the management

creepy and overly sexualized

fancyscreenname said...

neither GOOD advertising nor PORN actually. why wasnt TACKY a choice?

Rosemary Young said...

Dov got fired in June.

Count Jerkula said...

Thanks Topper. I'm unimpressed w/ the pic, though. Would have liked to see some buttcheek.

MinPinGirl said...

I would have rather seem Mary Catherine Gallagher model this (speaking of granny panties). SUPERSTAR!!!

MinPinGirl said...

SEEN

Yoj said...

I love this comment thread.
"Gross and creepy"
"Exploiting and sexualizing women"
"Appalling"
"Disgusting"
Count: "Hot!"

Lady Heisenberg said...

Uhhhh it's AA. Skeezy and overpriced with or without Dov. I used to know a porn star who was one of Dov's girls. Yuuuuuuuck

Susannah Leigh Murray said...

It's like AA have decided to go all Terry Richardson

bellaluna said...

It's a typical porn fantasy in the guise of an ad. That is all.

Weslyn Wiley said...

True that..those mossimo tees from target are much cheaper and last much longer