A commercial celebrating the body shapes of plus-sized models was rejected by major networks, the retailer Lane Bryant said, with one network claiming the ad did not "comply with broadcast indecency guidelines."
The Lane Bryant ad was part of the #ThisBody campaign. It features plus-size models -- including Ashley Graham, who made headlines for her appearance in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue -- saying empowerment-oriented slogans like, "this body is made for proving them wrong."
At some points the women are fully clothed, in others, they are in lingerie, and in some scenes, they appear to be nude -- but shot in a way that did not defy the typical standards for nudity on television.
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