Urban Outfitters slammed for promoting ‘inner thigh gap’ in online catalog

January 5, 2015 5:28 PM

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Urban Outfitters slammed for promoting ‘inner thigh gap’ in online catalog

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.

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