Advertisers Need a Conscience

January 14, 2015 5:52 PM

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The United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently ruled that a controversial image of an underwear model's thigh gap must be removed from Urban Outfitter's U.K. website. The ASA said that the image is "irresponsible and harmful." Kudos to the U.K.!

In a response, Urban Outfitters told the ASA that it's "common practice to use slim models in the underwear industry" and that they thought she "had a naturally tall and slim physique."

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