So I was watching TV this morning, and saw the latest Playtex commercial.
At first, I actually thought it wasn’t that bad of a commercial. The women (though airbrushed to make their skin look scary porcelain-smooth, at the very least) seemed like they weren’t your typical underwear models, and I always enjoy a break from the Victoria Secret’s ‘Typical Male Fantasy’ 18″ waist and 40″ bust.
However, imagine my disappointment when I heard the following lines (made by the only woman who wasn’t thin) :
“You know, like when the muffin, and the top, and the bra…” (obviously bringing to mind Fattie McPatented Shoulder Flab)
“Gravity is no longer my enemy. But brownies are.”
Oh yeah, include the fattie mcfatties in your commercial, but make sure that they’re properly apologetic “good” fatties that are working towards getting into that smaller bra size! Because, yanno, who wants to think about “gravity” when you’re busy demonizing food and restricting?
PlayTex: We know youse womenz goodz. Weezah gonna connekt by bra-ing up a starvin McFatty. Now BUYZ OURZ STUF!
Am I overreacting by finding this fairly insulting?