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From Andrew Sullivan, this Dutch ad which featured a progressively stripping fat man. Unlike Andrew, though, we don't need "reassurance" that he didn't take it to the limit. Because that would have been awesome. Unfortunately the whole theme of the ad is that the viewer *wants* the model to stop stripping.

Date: 2011-05-23 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These are things of beauty and joys forever.

Love the expressions on his face, too, especially the 2nd and last ones.

Date: 2011-05-24 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! It made me so sad to see the negative cast of the ad campaign. I was like, all, MOAR PLEEZ!!1!

Date: 2011-05-23 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If they try this somewhere else, maybe we can all chip in to purchase the advert space for the next installments in the sequence instead...?

Date: 2011-05-24 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Honestly, any big and tall men's stores that can hire the same model? Have him wearing a nicer shirt and pair of pants? Possibly have him model a tuxedo?

Change the ad to something for nice clothing in large men's sizes and show large men looking proud in what they are wearing.

Date: 2011-05-24 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Swimsuits too!

Date: 2011-05-24 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, that might be too much even for the Netherlands ...

Date: 2011-05-23 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG.. that man is gorgeous!!

Date: 2011-05-24 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He is darling. Too bad Andrew Sullivan didn't appreciate him properly.

Date: 2011-05-23 10:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I think this only reminds me how much I hate that modern fashion means people wear their pants below the ventre. :( Everyone looks better with trousers at the actual waist, especially zaftig men.

Date: 2011-05-24 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Especially with suits and other formal dress-wear. Suspenders and above-the-waist are the way to go!

Date: 2011-05-24 01:37 am (UTC)
ext_26836: BEES! (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Absolutely. It's difficult to try and hide one's feminine body shape and pass as male, but if I have to choose between well-fitting clothes and looking male I will choose in favour of sartorial bliss every time, and other people's ideas about how I must prove my gender be damned!

I long--LONG--to dress my husband in a proper-fitting suit. He himself is a large fellow, even when he hits his target weight he will still be built like a strapping highland lad. *fans himself*

Date: 2011-05-23 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oakmouse
The campaign with its implied fat hatred is awful, but the pictures are a delight!

Date: 2011-05-24 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know. Sometimes I get tired of "crumbs," you know? I want the whole pie - IOW an ad campaign, or a movie, something like that where the fat guy is portrayed as *sexy* and *gorgeous.*

Date: 2011-05-24 01:39 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
This is why I write, basically--because I'm tired of the lack of variety in stories, the fact that everyone is thin, everyone is white, everyone is straight, cis, etc etc etc. I can't find something I want to read--so I write it.

Date: 2011-05-24 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] firecat
I'm glad that's not near my neighborhood because it would interfere with my driving.

Date: 2011-05-24 01:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-24 06:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-25 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
the biggest problem I have with this is that it's intended to evoke a negative reaction in people. This is a disturbing trend in advertising that my partners and I have noticed. For instance Subway has a commercial where a large man is eating a berger while lying in a hammock, then it breaks. Sorry for the rant but it's a pet peeve of mine..

Date: 2011-05-26 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My goodness, he is such a tease!

taunt taunt

Date: 2011-05-26 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
tease, wink

love the photos

Date: 2011-05-26 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hate that we're supposed to be disgusted by the guy.
I'm old enough to remember a horrible "joke" poster, which showed thin blond girl (Farrah Fawcett type, probably) with little arrows pointing to different parts of her body, saying how fab she was, smelt wonderful, etc., and then a larger girl with the same arrows saying ugly negative things.
I always wondered why the girl did such a humiliating poster. she was fine in looks but was posed badly, and the poster was an affront to all decency.

Date: 2011-05-31 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Adorable face!

Date: 2011-06-01 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Icon love!

And yeah, he actually looks like he's having fun, like he's saying, "Come on, you know you want to see more."

Date: 2011-06-02 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's like he can read my mind.

and thanks, I like it to

Date: 2011-06-02 10:52 pm (UTC)

we're waiting

Date: 2011-08-16 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
ok, we're not advertising, are they going to keep their part of the bargain? More! :)

Re: we're waiting

Date: 2011-08-30 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We can only hope.

Date: 2011-08-21 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey meninfull :) I sent you an email to the gmail address asking if you'd be interested in being interviewed for the next issue of Filament about loving fat guys. Not sure if you got it. Would be rocking to hear back from you as soon as you can, either way.

Date: 2011-09-22 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry, I didn't check my e-mail in a very timely fashion. You've probably finished with the issue! Thanks for thinking of me, though.

Thought you might want to see this!

Date: 2011-09-16 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't see an ask box on the Tumblr so I thought I might link you to this here. I think you will find it interesting! (I love the blog by the way :) )

Re: Thought you might want to see this!

Date: 2011-09-22 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for letting me know - I just posted it on tumblr, and gave you a h/t. Thanks also for letting me know that I didn't have "Ask me" enabled. That's fixed now.

Date: 2012-08-08 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Funny how some of your saw this ad campaign as negative while others seem to have been delighted by it.
I think it was done with humor and was effective, perhaps. Obviously many viewers did not want him to stop stripping. WHAT A HOOT!


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