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?
I don’t seem to have it but I sure am curious
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?
I don’t see it.
I haven’t seen these ads but the pictures in the news stories have also been going downhill for some time now.
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?
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.