Nasty Gal ads banned for featuring ‘unhealthily underweight’ model

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Fashion company Nasty Gal has sparked backlash over an advertisement that features a model people consider to be too thin, violating the U.K.

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Fashion company Nasty Gal has sparked backlash over an advertisement that features a model people consider to be too thin, violating the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rule that has barred commercials from using ‘unhealthily underweight’ women.

‘While the female model in the ads generally appeared to be in proportion, there were specific scenes which, because of her poses, drew attention to her slimness,’ the ASA said of their decision, noting that the commercial ‘placed focus on her chest where her rib cage was visible and appeared prominent.’

The 30-second ad features a woman wearing a variety of ab-bearing styles that had’viewers concerned. At the end of the commercial, the woman is standing in a bikini that shows her abdomen and rib cage.

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A TV ad for women’s fashion brand Nasty Gal has been banned after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received 22 complaints from people who believed the model looked ‘unhealthily thin’.

The ad, which aired on TV in June 2018, featured a model posing in various outfits including swimwear, a dress and a tank top with a skirt, while she completed activities including tennis and golf.

But ASA still banned the ad from appearing again in its current form, ruling that it breached the advertising code of ‘social responsibility’.

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  • Date: 2018-10-10T00:01:03+01:00
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  • Date: 2018-10-08T07:43:14+01:00
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