NEW YORK – Hip-and-trendy clothing company Urban Outfitters is being accused of promoting something called the “inner thigh gap,” a term used to describe the space between a thin woman’s thighs. The popular store was forced by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to remove an image of a model with an “unhealthy” gap.
The image in question shows a model from the waist down wearing black polka-dot bikini briefs. A complaint was filed with the ASA saying the model was extremely underweight and could have a negative impact on young consumers. The ASA agreed and had the photo removed.