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H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad
The Local (Sweden) ^ | May 10, 2012

Posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Thursday apologized over a swimwear campaign featuring a deeply tanned model that sparked outrage among cancer groups.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.se ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ads; appypollyloggy; cancer; skin; sweden; swedishbikiniteam; tan
I sense another apology on the horizon:

“The model in the swimwear campaign is called Isabeli Fontana and she is Brazilian, which means that she has a darker skin tone than most Europeans,” an H&M representative told The Local.

1 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

For goodness sake you’d think they showed her smoking.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 8:15:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Pictures, Pictures, please. This thread is useless without pictures.

Dang it, I need some cheap thrills! Where are the bikini pictures?

3 posted on 05/10/2012 8:16:45 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

4 posted on 05/10/2012 8:20:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
If you want something done...... Photobucket Nothing wrong with that bikini. She looks just fine to me!
5 posted on 05/10/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thank you!


6 posted on 05/10/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Lord knows they would be seen as chic and trendy if this were two tan Guys in an embrace.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 8:23:04 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
This famous ad was on a billboard in Miami for many years, maybe still exists.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Trueblackman

Or, it would also be okay if this girl were a “trans-gendered” person who had a sex change operation.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 8:27:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: HiTech RedNeck

For goodness sake you’d think they showed her smoking.
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“Too tan” is the new “Bourgeoisie”. Just like the “fatties” that the lefties are squawking about.

It’s funny, tho. Look at “Little Kim” of the Norks. He embodies everything the Libtards embrace.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey whiners.....she’s hot. Get over it. STFU. Bye.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 8:32:11 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

This looks like a job for the Swedish Bikini Team.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 8:35:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m outraged by all of the outrage today. It’s outrageous.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 8:40:07 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I am more afraid of the chemicals in sun screen than I am of the freaking SUN!

Good grief! do these people think we evolved underground? the sun is GOOD for you!

Can you get it much? sure... and you can drink to much water too! ANYTHING taken to an extreme can be bad. But lets use our brains before we all start running from the sun screaming and smearing chemicals made with who the heck knows what all over us !


14 posted on 05/10/2012 8:41:38 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (The Tea Party isn't dead... we're just waiting)
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To: ConservativeStatement; mickie
Except for the surgically-manufactured breastworks, she looks like the primitive stick figures we used to draw on book page corners to create our own "movies" by flicking.

Leni

15 posted on 05/10/2012 8:41:57 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

(Geez, I’m showing my age...)

What’s the difference between a fort and a fortress? A fortress has breastworks.

But that’s not as bad as..... when did the mags start referring to a woman’s bosom as her “rack”? That sounds so harsh and unfeminine.

Oh, for an earlier time. But you’re right, that Brazilian model is all angles except for her.... what? Enhanced Winnebagos?

Women were softer then....ideals to be admired....beauty inspired worship, not cold lust....not much time left, glad I’m married to the most beautiful woman in the world....she thinks I’m a romantic old fool...oh, well.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 8:58:07 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

what’s wrong with her knee?


17 posted on 05/10/2012 9:01:48 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL! Just think of the outrage that George Hamilton must cause.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 9:08:38 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

There’s a knee in that picture?


19 posted on 05/10/2012 9:10:36 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

either that or the elephant man got a tan and is photo bombing


20 posted on 05/10/2012 9:19:02 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Impy
“Or, it would also be okay if this girl were a “trans-gendered” person who had a sex change operation.”

Toss in HIV+ status and she'd be more than ok; she'd be a moral authority that demands respect.

Is it me or are some of us living in a world that makes no sense? I'm expecting to wake up one day soon and find the sun rising from the West.

21 posted on 05/10/2012 9:20:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The stench of Earth Pimp-age is permeating over the internet...)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Yeah...incredibly gorgeous woman and what a striking pose! But that knee - ugh. Looks like a shark bit a chunk out of when she was surfing a few years ago.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 9:33:25 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

That might be the sunlight on the water reflecting back on her knee. I see a bit of the same pattern in her midriff.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: ConservativeStatement
The "outraged cancer groups" want her to use more sunscreen.

Not so fast, outraged cancer groups...

Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer

May 24, 2010
By Andrew Schneider

Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today.

AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 9:37:15 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mo

Yea, that’s an awkward reflection off the water onto her knee. I’m offended.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 9:39:16 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

lol

see!

I have been saying for years that this is what would happen!

The freaking sun screens will be determined in the end to be more dangerous than the sun they were suppose to protect us from. Mark it down.


26 posted on 05/10/2012 9:54:17 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (The Tea Party isn't dead... we're just waiting)
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To: MinuteGal

Jealous much? She’s got a healthy, lean, athletic, toned shape. It’s not like you can see her ribs or bones sticking out or anything. Having a flat stomach doesn’t make you anorexic, except I guess in a country growing more lazy, obese and undisciplined every day.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 9:54:52 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

As cute as she is now, if that is not her natural color, then I would not go there.

Us European derivatives getting super tans makes us look really old when we are middle aged. I know several of these people who were the lust of the town in their early 30’s, then they hit their 40’s, and they now look like they are 90, in their late 50’s, early 60’s.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Too much of a good thing?

29 posted on 05/10/2012 11:55:10 PM PDT by henbane
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To: henbane

I just can’t understand how that extra crispy nutcase isn’t in an asylum. She literally looks insane. Poor child.

As for the model..she’s lovely.


30 posted on 05/11/2012 12:19:02 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: henbane

31 posted on 05/11/2012 1:46:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ConservativeStatement

““The model in the swimwear campaign is called Isabeli Fontana and she is Brazilian, which means that she has a darker skin tone than most Europeans,””

Whatever...her breasts look fake, too.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 6:31:25 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

I’m not a fan of tanning but she looks hot and the cancer people need to take a chill pill. And corporate wusses need to grow a spine.


33 posted on 05/13/2012 3:58:07 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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