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To be pissed off with Sidiq Khan

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NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 16:23:07

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/khloe-kardashians-protein-world-leotard-tube-advert-body-shaming-row-london-underground-a7584036.html%3Famp?client=safari

One of his election promises was to ban unrealistic body shamming ads aimed at women. This is 2015 all over again.

As a feminist these ads basically enforce the idea of women being a commodity and only good for being attractive.

Although I understand the fitness advert the advert is all about appearance rather then being healthy or happy.

The ad is especially wrong considering the rumoured surgery the kardashian sisters have had that no workout shake could ever achieve.

Aibu?

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 16:23:18

www.google.co.uk/amp/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/khloe-kardashians-protein-world-leotard-tube-advert-body-shaming-row-london-underground-a7584036.html%3Famp?client=safari

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 16:27:42

Bump

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 16:35:25

Anyone

originalbiglymavis Fri 17-Feb-17 16:42:00

Can't say I blame Sadiq. Isn't it up to the ASA to ban ads?

The ad is very very odd though. She doesn't look like a real person, more like a plastic doll. I had no idea who she was and I see it most days. It wouldn't make me want to but whatever crap it is selling (obviously not aimed at me anyway).

I have no interest in the Kardashians of this world and just find them vacuous irrelevances in real women's lives.

But then I don't have a daughter - maybe I'd be more pissed off if I did.

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 16:54:24

Well sidiq promised to ban such adverts on TfL which I assume he has control over??

originalbiglymavis Fri 17-Feb-17 16:56:34

I remember the one last year. I'd rather he stopped the fucking tube strikes (not looking forward to next week, again).

DrivingMeBonkers Fri 17-Feb-17 17:31:14

Where is the advert shaming women? It is a celebrity endorsement, it is not saying "if you don't eat this you will be fat or ugly".

GladAllOver Fri 17-Feb-17 17:33:06

He also promised to plant half a million trees to green up London.
That has been dropped entirely.

BoneyBackJefferson Fri 17-Feb-17 17:33:14

he is a politician, so I am not sure why you are surprised that he hasn't kept his promise.

Fighterofthenightman Fri 17-Feb-17 17:42:03

The 'are you beach body ready?' ad implied that if you didn't look like the model, then you weren't ready to reveal your body on a beach.

This advert is asking if you can keep up with a Kardashian? A reality TV figure who most people will not know or give a shit about and certainly not care about 'keeping up' with.

It's not shaming women to have attractive slim women in advertising. Slim, attractive people male and female sell products because they are nice to look at.

Objectification of the female body is a different issue which I agree is insidious and wrong. But I don't go along with the 'body shaming' pov.

auntyhiro Fri 17-Feb-17 18:04:57

YABU to suggest not being obese is unrealistic

SuperSheepdog Fri 17-Feb-17 18:06:16

Yanbu he breaks a lot of promises.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:08:27

Exactly Boney.

Although I think they start off with the best of their intentions, they want to promise the world, then find they can't deliver.

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 19:41:18

No when did anyone say being unrealistic was not being obese.

It's unrealistic to sell protein shakes based on a surgically enhanced body.

auntyhiro Fri 17-Feb-17 20:00:03

I don't think they are selling protein shakes on the premise they will give you fuller lips

There is nothing unobtainable about her body fat/muscle ratio

MaryWortleyMontagu Fri 17-Feb-17 20:01:57

It's sadiq not sidiq.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 17-Feb-17 20:03:11

Not bothered by it, it looks so plastic and it's not a good photo, I have no desire whatsoever to look like this.

I do want the trees though.

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 20:15:30

It is irrelevant if you look up to it or not it's teenage girls. Teen girls look up to the kardashians.

auntyhiro Fri 17-Feb-17 20:18:07

Then should they not be banned from tv, radio and twitter?

I dont see young girls getting on the protein and doing exercise is a bad thing, have you seen some of the women on pinterest?

luella86 Fri 17-Feb-17 20:22:20

As a feminist these ads basically enforce the idea of women being a commodity and only good for being attractive

But if you're a feminist don't you believe a woman has the right to choose how she looks and dresses? As a feminist why are you putting this woman down rather than empowering her?hmm

I like being skinny and looking fab in a bikini. My body, my choice!

NatashaAnnKelly Fri 17-Feb-17 20:38:03

But if you're a feminist don't you believe a woman has the right to choose how she looks and dresses? As a feminist why are you putting this woman down rather than empowering her?hmm

But it shouldn't be shamed on women who don't want that.

MaidOfStars Fri 17-Feb-17 20:42:32

You don't get an atse like that drinking protein shakes.

misses point

PidgeyfinderGeneral Fri 17-Feb-17 20:48:19

Do you think that Sadiq (not Sidiq, at least get his bloody name right) Khan personally approves every advert on public transport?

It is ludicrous to suggest that the Kardashian advert is body-shaming, then use it to call out Khan on election promises. I honestly wonder what goes on in people's heads sometimes.

luella86 Fri 17-Feb-17 21:29:30

No, OP. It's a choice. I choose not to be shamed by that poster. You obviously do choose to be shamed and that's sad because you should love yourself, poster or no poster.

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