EDITORIAL: It’s time to GIRLCOTT TARGET. I’m tired of hearing their apologies for failed marketing campaign after marketing campaign with no change in attitude and no change in advertising firm. Aren’t YOU?? DON’T SHOP AT TARGET UNTIL THEY RESPECT OUR CHILDREN!!
Now teens and young women everywhere are flocking to the plastic surgeon to get the freaky look for themselves. Another corporation who’s working hard to hyper-sexualizing our youth!
I don’t know about you but I’m 54 years old and back in my youth, guys thought girls with gaps between their thighs were easy and had a lot of sex. They called them whores. Why is a whole generation of females biggest aspiration to be thought of as nothing more than a whore??
MOTHERS: We have failed our daughters. WAKE UP AND ACT NOW!
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A part of the models’ bikini bottom is missing in this photo. Customers aren’t pleased with the sloppy Photoshop edits that appeared on Target’s website.
Did Target really Photoshop a thigh gap onto a swimsuit model? Shoppers blasted the brand for the shocking edits, which show models with chunks of their arms and bikini bottoms missing.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:41 PM
If you’re going to ruin an image on Photoshop, at least finish the job.Models with chunks of their thighs, buttocks and arms missing appeared on Target’s website, angering shoppers who accused the brand of editing the images so the already-thin women appear even skinnier, with sharp thigh gaps and skeletal limbs.“Hey @Target how about you check your Photoshop before putting online … clearly this is wrong,” one livid customer wrote on Twitter.Even worse, the images appear unfinished — all sharp corners and missing parts, instead of the smooth lines of a natural figure — or at least a finished Photoshop job.The models are wearing Target’s “midkini,” a two-piece swimsuit part of its junior’s line.
The model’s arm was also poorly edited in the image.
Target said it removed the offensive images from the website on Tuesday.
“This was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize,” a spokesperson told the Daily News.
But the shameful screenshots are still being passed around on social media, where shoppers critique the sloppy edits.
“Your Photoshop skills are awful and desperation for a thigh gap is disgusting,” another customer tweeted at the attention of the brand.
It’s not the first time Target’s website has angered shoppers.
Last April, the brand was shamed for calling the color of a plus-sized dress “manatee gray,” while the same shade is called “dark heather grey” in regular sizes.
In January, the brand used a photo of a pregnant woman to advertise a plus-sized dress, which also riled critics.
‘Thigh Gap’: New Teen Body Obsession?
By ABC News on Mar 25, 2013 7:00am
A new body trend is apparently becoming an obsession among teenage girls.
It’s the thigh gap — a clear space, or gap, that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together. Some runway models have it, and teen girls want it.
“Good Morning America” sat down with four high school juniors from a New Jersey Chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions to discuss this latest trend.
The four girls told ABC News’ Juju Chang that they all had friends that were intent on achieving the thigh gap.
Emily Rozansky told Chang that, for many teens, the thigh gap symbolized “the ideal body shape.”
Social media sites such as Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter have devotees who flood the zone with images of thigh gaps, bony collarbones and confidence-crushing messages disguised as “inspiration” for staying thin.
Some of the most popular pictures showcase very thin girls with protruding hip bones and a thigh gap.
The teens told Chang that the sites make them feel they have to conform.
Angela DePalma, 16, said: ”I see those pictures on Tumblr and stuff and I think that wow, like, they look so good. And then I realize how unhealthy that is.”
Tumblr says it discourages blogs that actively promote or glorify self-harm.
According to teen psychologist Barbara Greenberg, statistics show that 80 percent of girls dislike their bodies by the time they are 17 years old. That, combined with a tendency to overshare, makes teen girls vulnerable to even the most subtle messages.
A quick online search brings up page after page of thigh gap inspiration photos and supporters. Experts say the images alone can lead to self-destructive behavior, especially since the thigh gap is, for most girls, an unrealistic standard of beauty.
Greenberg said teens who were pursuing a thigh gap were “setting themselves up for not only an unattainable goal but for an unsustainable goal.
“Even if they reach it, it’s going to be very hard for them to maintain it,” she said.
Surprisingly, some girls’ motivation to have a thigh gap isn’t to make themselves more desirable to boys. The New Jersey students told Chang that some boys don’t even notice it.
It’s strictly a girl thing, affecting popularity and status, they said.