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Old 03-21-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Kamie whatever her name is teh sexy. And sorry, Tourian is right, simply overeating and not working out is not going to give you the well proportioned looks of the plus sized models. On the contrary, when I was overweight, I lost my hourglass figure since the weight just fell everywhere. It took working out - even when I was still overweight - to get the curvy look. Others are just naturally gifted.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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She's too heavy. I don't care about the cellulite, but I think she's too overweight. I feel the same way about men too. Women or men who are 40 or 50 pounds overweight or more shouldn't be models, IMO.
Why?

People who are 40-50 lbs overweight do buy clothes...they don't just hide indoors concealing their unsightlin essence with a burlap sack. It makes perfect sense that retailers wishing to target those shoppers gear advertising toward that audience. And Target has made a push recently to expand their plus-size selection, so it's unsurprising that their advertising campaigns would reflect an interest in capturing that particular purchasing demographic.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Right, because everyone should have Type II Diabetes and share in the joy.



Even if it would be 90%, it doesn't make it "normal."
It would make it statistically typical.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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Right, because everyone should have Type II Diabetes and share in the joy.



Even if it would be 90%, it doesn't make it "normal."
How incredibly ignorant and insensitive. I am Type II diabetic and am a tall slim hourglass figure. I know plenty of slim and even skinny people who are Type II. There are all kinds of reasons behind it and believe it or not, obesity is not the biggest factor. In fact, people usually become obese BECAUSE of insulin resistance.

Maybe you should ask yourself why you are so hostile regarding anyone you consider "overweight."
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How incredibly ignorant and insensitive. I am Type II diabetic and am a tall slim hourglass figure. I know plenty of slim and even skinny people who are Type II. There are all kinds of reasons behind it and believe it or not, obesity is not the biggest factor. In fact, people usually become obese BECAUSE of insulin resistance.

Maybe you should ask yourself why you are so hostile regarding anyone you consider "overweight."
It's all about image with a lot of folks. When they see an obese person, they're not thinking "how unhealthy". They're thinking "gross".
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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Everyone has flaws. Some flaws only show when the person starts talking or typing.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I don't care about the ad so much, but I am alarmed how much obesity is now being normalized even for younger generations. It's one thing for someone to get heavier as they age (50's and 60's), but another for so many young people to be very overweight. Target aims for the younger crowd so that ad just normalizes a body that should be for an older woman, not a teen.

And you may say, who cares about fat or thin? How dare anyone fat shame? We'll we all will have to pay when the young obese grow into the old obese with diabetes and heart disease. If you visit the caregiver forum there are many who struggle to provide full physical care for a loved one with chronic health problems. Obesity just complicates that immensely. Our country already struggles with healthcare so I shudder to think of what we will face as obesity becomes normalized for the very young.

Think about all the things that have been "normalized" in the last few years: being gay, transsexual, bi-sexual, living together without marriage, unwed pregnancy, etc. I guess the media feels if it is shown often enough, it will start to seem normal. When I was in high school, there was hardly any overweight kids; now for some kids it starts before they even get to middle school. Now before I get lambasted for this I am just saying that these are things that were no-no's just a generation ago. Now most people think nothing of two men holding hands or throwing a baby shower for an unwed mother. So Target is just getting on the band wagon, (which they love to do) trying to normalize a young girl being 50 lbs. overweight and making profits for themselves. Because that's what it all boils down to with every retailer: PROFITS.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Well, yeah, of course a company is trying to make a profit, but this could be a chicken/egg situation. There are plus-sized women out there who need to buy clothes and swimsuits, so Target is tapping into that market. I don't know that people see chubby people in an ad and think, "oh, it's okay for me to be fat now," as much as it's, "I'm chubby, and I can buy clothes at Target."
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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Well, yeah, of course a company is trying to make a profit, but this could be a chicken/egg situation. There are plus-sized women out there who need to buy clothes and swimsuits, so Target is tapping into that market. I don't know that people see chubby people in an ad and think, "oh, it's okay for me to be fat now," as much as it's, "I'm chubby, and I can buy clothes at Target."
That is exactly it. They are a retailer wanting to make sales, and there is a good segment out there outside of the size norms that need cute clothing options, nothing more.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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Well, yeah, of course a company is trying to make a profit, but this could be a chicken/egg situation. There are plus-sized women out there who need to buy clothes and swimsuits, so Target is tapping into that market. I don't know that people see chubby people in an ad and think, "oh, it's okay for me to be fat now," as much as it's, "I'm chubby, and I can buy clothes at Target."
Maybe not in an ad, but social media and other outlets make people think a lot of things are normal and o.k. Maybe I'm just getting old and less tolerant.

Anyway, I agree with you. If I was selling clothes I'd have a nice range size models. Why would I want to box myself in by catering to a specific size? You are 250lbs and you feel you look good in a crop top and daisy dukes?, no problem. Your money is just as good as the woman that is 125lbs.
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