One thing that I find absolutely appalling about society is the use of nudity to sell clothes. What purpose does this serve other than to degrade and trash our opinion of culture?
Companies such as Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein make it there business to not only sell clothes but to sell people as well. When I see one of their advertisements of a man from the waist up, shirtless, or a girl from the back, waist up, with nothing on, I don’t see an advertisement for clothing, I see an attempt to allure young people – and even old – to their clothing, using sex as their bait.
A recent controversy has come up about a new Calvin Klein advertisement which depicts multiple people “together” in various states of undress. I say heck yeah there should be a controversy; if they are going to put that in the public’s eye. The models for these advertisements could almost be considered prostitutes because all they’re doing is selling their bodies for profit.
I’m not necessarily telling you to join me but I refuse to buy any clothes from these or any other company that sells their clothes by any means other than me looking at the clothing. I won’t even walk into an Abercrombie or Hollister store… although one day I just might for the purpose of asking a worker what exactly that naked woman or man is selling, cause it sure isn’t clothing.
What do you think of clothing stores using nudity to sell clothes? Right, wrong, or do you just not care?