May 13, 2018 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #1519887
Is it just me, or does anyone else get the impression from the way the legs appear and bounce that they are hanging those poor people?
The WolfMay 13, 2018 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #1519911
I don’t seem to have it but I sure am curiousMay 13, 2018 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #1519924
If it’s the ad I’m thinking of, that was my first impression too. They should have audience-tested it before posting. Another creepy ad is the one of a young girl for a children’s clothes company. She’s staring into the camera with wide eyes like a zombie and it looks like it’s posed like some secular ad company’s style. I thought about emailing them that it isn’t quite tzniusdik to pose a small child that way, but then figured they probably wouldn’t understand what I was talking about.
For a group that prides itself on keeping apart from mainstream mishugas, we seem to be losing our bearings when it comes to the ad business. Creeping assimilation?May 13, 2018 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1519938
I don’t see it.May 13, 2018 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #1519970
I haven’t seen these ads but the pictures in the news stories have also been going downhill for some time now.May 14, 2018 6:53 am at 6:53 am #1519983
Omgosh Midwest2!!! I thought the same thing about that ad with the little girl! IMHO, she looks too commercial/secular/airbrushed-perfect/etc. to be in a YWN ad! I wonder if it’s a stock photo or something?May 14, 2018 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm #1520370
Lightbrite – I don’t think it’s stock. Either the photographer that did the shoot for them was non-frum, or they were trying to mimic mainstream stuff, not realizing that there’s a whole issue these days of using children in provocative ways in ads. It’s nowhere near as bad as some of the stuff I’ve seen in mainstream-targeted ads, but it’s a dangerous precedent. Even if we fall into secular commercialization ourselves, we’ve got to protect our chlidren.
Glad someone else has caught it, too.
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