If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words are in TWO pictures?
I KNEW I had both of these pictures from the EL Companies (yes, that would be Estee Lauder) but I couldn't locate them. I KNEW that the bottom photograph was even more disturbing than the top one which was in yesterday's blog post.
I DESPISE these photographs. I ABHOR these "ads." I'm not understanding the whole campaign. If three women looked a bit like an orgy, the foursome looks borderline pornographic. How is this helping anyone with breast cancer?
Personally, I WAS feeling okay with my appearance. Now? Not so much. Their skin is flawless. Their bodies are perfect. How does this make YOU feel? Is there a scar or two on your skin? Is there a ripple beneath your skin if you have implants? Are you satisfied with the appearance of any nipple tattoos you may have gotten along the way? Feel free to tell me I'm being overly sensitive. Be prepared to explain WHY this is okay. And please, no one who is "very close to so and so" gets to weigh in. Unless you are the one with the scars, I'm somewhat disinterested in your opinion. In other words, this is a case where you can't talk the talk unless you've already walked the walk.
Where is the reality? Any reality. Estee Lauder Companies: Is anyone out there? Are you listening? No amount of money can compensate for the damage these photos are doing to my already fragile body image issues. Please lose these ads. Keep it real. THIS is not real.