Urban Outfitters ad banned for featuring thin model with “harmful” thigh gap — but is it body shaming?

January 5, 2015 3:14 PM

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UK officials banned the ad for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards. But are they also shaming thin women?

Urban Outfitters is starting the year off in an entirely unsurprising way: by facing complaints over offensive content on its website. This time, though, the issue has little to do with racist office parties or needlessly insensitive merchandise. Instead, the company has been reprimanded by the UK’s...

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