I'm assuming you've all seen this ad:
and hopefully thought the same thing I did..
*gasp* "How could Ralph Lauren hire someone so FAT to model his fancy-schmancy clothes?! Surely this must be a plus size ad!"
Okay, so hopefully you weren't really thinking that... and to cure your curiosity, YES this picture was photo-shopped. You've probably seen this all on tv already, but apparently this model was too FAT to show what she really looked like in this outfit. She was actually fired for being too big. Yes, I guess being 5'10" and weighing 120 pounds is now considered overweight. We're all doomed.
So I was thinking... what's the best way to combat this Ralph Lauren insanity? Here are the ideas I came up with...
- Burn every RL item I own? No, burning these clothes would just be a waste of money and not really teach anyone anything except that cotton is flammable.
- Stop buying RL clothes? HA! That would really teach them, right?! Oh, wait a second, I don't BUY expensive clothes! The only RL items I own came from garage sales or were 90% off on the clearance rack.
- March around Younkers in the RL department carrying "Ban Ralph Lauren" signs? Well, as fun as that sounds, I don't really want to be banned from the mall, it's kinda my only way to get out of the house with these 3 youngun's in the cold months... plus, It's hard to carry anything, let alone large signs while pushing 3 kids in a stroller.
So... instead I decided on this:
That's RIGHT, Mr. Lauren! Not your typical anorexic baby in this RL romper! (there really is a polo symbol hiding in the fold of fabric) But my adorable, very CHUBBY little guy.
(This outfit, by the way, was bought at a garage sale of course...)
So, TAKE THAT!