‘American Apparel” Put WHAT On Its Female Mannequins?


Credit: Audrey Smirnov via Shuttershock
Credit: Audrey Smirnov via Shuttershock

*Ah, mannequins. Sometimes they look so real with their wigs, lashes, lipstick, fancy clothes and pubic hair………..Wait! What?

It may be no surprise to regular shoppers at American Apparel stores, but for the rest of us, wow! The retailer is apparently  known for selling clothing modeled by scantily clad (generally thin, often white) women, and being provocative with its marketing strategy and further, according to Salon.com, “plenty of their models have pubic hair in their advertisements, so the shop’s mannequins are consistent in terms of ‘brand identity.'”

Do tell!

And check this grossness out:

The company is said to have also recently stirred a bit of controversy from a T-shirt collaboration with artist Petra Collins that featured a line drawing of a woman’s menstruating vagina.

Desperation makes people do the weirdest things, yes?

Collins shot back at critics: “… we’re so shocked and appalled at something that’s such a natural state — and it’s funny that out of all the images everywhere, all of the sexually violent images, or disgustingly derogatory images, this is something that’s so, so shocking apparently. The graphic on my shirt is a line drawing, too. It’s not even a full-on image.”

Want more? Read the article at Salon.com

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