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Bluewater and Breitling- remove your offensive display now

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naturenutsmum1 Thu 25-Feb-16 08:53:43

Bluewater and Breitling watches think it is acceptable to have an overtly sexualised model of a woman with exaggerated nipples, astride a bomb, with her full gusset revealed...on display at a family shopping venue- to sell watches. This has no place in 2016. Please sign and share the petition to have it removed. The petition is on change.org. I guess just search for Bluewater or Breitling.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Thu 25-Feb-16 09:02:59

I can't find a link to a petition. That is awful.

Elledouble Thu 25-Feb-16 09:18:30

That's pretty fucking gross. Can't find a petition though.

PosieReturningParker Thu 25-Feb-16 09:19:58

Wtaf?

CultureSucksDownWords Thu 25-Feb-16 09:20:10

I've signed the petition. Just went to change.org and searched for Breitling, it was the first one that came up in the search.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Thu 25-Feb-16 14:32:34

Link. The interest in it is underwhelming.

www.change.org/search?q=breitling

DrSeussRevived Thu 25-Feb-16 17:05:08

Yuck.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 25-Feb-16 17:06:22

Signed.

I was no.53! Astonishing.

CocktailQueen Fri 26-Feb-16 08:56:06

Signed!

This is probably not the worst thing about it, but she isn't even wearing a watch? What is her function?

duckyneedsaclean Fri 26-Feb-16 09:45:27

Ugh gross.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 26-Feb-16 22:15:05

There is another thread about this, some people explaining historical reasons for this image.

This window display is still inappropriate in a family shopping centre.

I'm amazed more people haven't signed the petition.

naturenutsmum1 Sat 27-Feb-16 18:53:26

The petition is 3 days old

Theknitwitch Sat 27-Feb-16 19:34:36

Just signed.

Homeriliad Sat 27-Feb-16 19:48:12

I can't believe a full gusset is on display... a full gusset!

partialderivative Sun 28-Feb-16 17:05:30

I really would like to know what the 'historical reasons' for this image are.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 28-Feb-16 17:42:03

There are historical reasons. The noses of bomber planes were sometimes decorated with "bombshell" pictures of ostentatiously curvey women. The pictures of them I have seen did not however have nipples like that or gussets on display.

In any case that was then and this is now.

There many heroes of aviation, men and women, who could have been featured in a window display along with photographs of the terrifyingly insubstantial planes they flew at enormous risk to their lives

Suggestions have been made on the other thread. Mine would be the chap in the link below. You could have had a montage of flying heroes and aviation pioneers.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brown_(pilot)

Julietee Mon 29-Feb-16 12:18:06

I thought it was a blow up doll st first glance. Ugh.

SlowFJH Sat 05-Mar-16 07:59:18

A stylised plastic statue of a historic cartoon image of a clothed female form with no nudity depicted at all.

Yes!

This is worth getting worked about.

BarefootAcrossHotLegoPieces Sat 05-Mar-16 08:19:40

A sexualised doll with erect nipples, spread legs and knickers on display, I think you meant to type, Slow.

SlowFJH Sat 05-Mar-16 08:28:39

They're not real nipples or knickers Barefoot....Just bits of plastic.

BarefootAcrossHotLegoPieces Sat 05-Mar-16 08:32:59

i believe the phrase is, " no shit, Sherlock"

SlowFJH Sat 05-Mar-16 08:34:51

Temper

BarefootAcrossHotLegoPieces Sat 05-Mar-16 08:50:30

Nope, sarcasm.

Turbinaria Sat 05-Mar-16 08:56:15

If ever an example that sex sells - and this shop sells watches, mad.

As a consumer if you are aware that you're being manipulated to that degree surely it puts you off??

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