CoverGirl Ads Causes Controversy

What do you think of this ad? I think it’s nice to see. This is a better written article I think.

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8 Responses to CoverGirl Ads Causes Controversy

  1. Jenny says:

    I hate how everything is photo shopped these days. Nothing is original or natural.

  2. SKL says:

    The strange thing is that if we saw some of those faces walking down the street, they would look weird to us. Yet somehow they seem “beautiful” in two dimensions? Sometimes I think some of those “beautiful” women are freaky or even ugly, but I seem to be in the minority.

    Anyhoo, in this case, I tend to agree with pulling the ad – but I think they ought to be equally hard on some other advertisers, e.g., the ones who imply that getting on a certain diet plan will make you look young, slim, beautiful, and happy. They put a tiny note that says “results in photo are not typical,” but it’s still dishonest to show them in the ad.

    • SKL says:

      Or, to refine my last sentence, they should show a range of realistic results in the ad. Maybe the average person drops 10 or 20 lbs in the long run. That’s better than nothing, so why not advertise that?

  3. Laura says:

    I love how this is pulled – and if you work at it, you could probably get the mascara on thick enough to look like that (and probably end up looking like a drunken raccoon did your face) – but they leave ads like that idiotic Ralph Lauren ad, where they photoshopped the model’s waist so thin that her head was thicker than her waist!! THAT’S ok, but this is not??? How does that work?

    The advertising industry, like so many others (particularly in entertainment), is out of control. SO much research has been done on how it affects people, particularly young girls, but also women, by presenting an unattainable picture of “perfection”. Direct connections have been made between eating disorders and ads, but still, they’re allowed to run. It’s infuriating. Frankly, I’m glad I’m not raising a girl with all this crap out there.

    • Sue says:

      I was thinking the same thing about the other ads, Laura. How can all the photo shopping of the actual body be ok, but enhancing eyelashes isn’t?? It’s not like they made them smaller! It’s the same thing as cereal boxes zooming in on the product ‘to show texture’ and they’re still on the shelves.

    • Joy says:

      I don’t know how they decide that but I’d like to know too. It’s one thing to make them look pretty can stuff but this photo doesn’t even really look like the fresh faced cute Taylor Swift. She’s too ‘normal” and never over-makes herself. Had I not been paying attention, I may not have recognized her in this ad.

      Honestly, if I had to pick between added eyelashes or stick thin women, I’d go with the make up. Who in the world does decide this? The super SUPER skinny is scary and really sends a terrible message. This ad just wants you to buy make up. It still looks fake but do you know what I mean?

  4. Nikki says:

    Seriously? I see false advertisement ALL over the place, and they’re gonna pick on Taylor Swift and her eye lashes?! It might make someone buy them, and they’ll be disappointed I’m sure. But, how much can this stuff cost? $5-$7, at the most. But it’s okay to make a woman stick skinny, disgustingly skinny in my opinion, and that’s okay. And at what cost? It’s scary to think about that cost. Major Fail, here.

  5. Phyllis says:

    Nikki’s right, false advertisement is all over the darn place, and sticking a clause on there that says “results may vary” or “results shown are not typical”, quite simply, doesn’t cut it! It seems like there’s so little integrity in advertising (and a lot of other things as well) these days. And, please, don’t get me started on the body image that is projected as the desired “norm”! Disgusting!

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