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A number of TV networks have rejected this latest advertisement from Lane Bryant. The plus-sized women's clothing line has had a history of making body positive statements with their ads. 

This one features some shots of (gasp!) bare skin and a mother breastfeeding. A representative for NBC told People that they turned down the ad due to broadcasting standards and would welcome some changes:

As part of the normal advertising standards process, we reviewed a rough cut of the ad and asked for minor edits to comply with broadcast indecency guidelines. The ad was not rejected and we welcome the updated creative.

But the controversy remains surrounding what, exactly, about this commercial doesn't meet broadcasting standards. Lane Bryant has so far decided not to change the ad. 

Via: Barbie
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Barbie has gotten a lot of criticism for her unrealistic body.  Lately the makers of Barbie have tried to move away from the embodiment of unattainable standards for women and focus on something more aspirational.  First they started a campaign encouraging young girls (and boys) to use Barbie to be whatever they want to be.  Now they've added three new body types, tall, short and curvy, to try to address the body image issues that Barbie is famous for. 

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Posted by Barbie on Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Tanis Jex-Blake posted this photo and letter to Facebook after a trip to the beach:
This is an open letter to the 2 guys and 1 girl who decided to skip work today in Sherwood Park where they were building a house, but instead decided to come to Alberta Beach to relax in the sun, enjoy the water and some beers. I'm sorry if my first attempt at sun tanning in a bikini in public in 13 years "grossed you out". I'm sorry that my stomach isn't flat and tight. I'm sorry that my belly is covered in stretch marks. I'm NOT sorry that my body has housed, grown, protected, birthed and nurtured FIVE fabulous, healthy, intelligent and wonderful human beings. I'm sorry if my 33 year old, 125 lb body offended you so much that you felt that pointing, laughing, and pretending to kick me. But I'll have you know that as I looked at your 'perfect' young bodies, I could only think to myself "what great and amazing feat has YOUR body done?". I'll also have you know that I held my head high, unflinching as you mocked me, pretending that what you said and did had no effect on me; but I cried in the car on the drive home. Thanks for ruining my day. It's people like you who make this world an ugly hateful place. I can't help but feel sorry for the women who will one day bear your children and become "gross" in your eyes as their bodies change during the miraculous process of pregnancy. I can only hope that one day you'll realize that my battle scars are something to be proud of, not ashamed of.
Watch an interview with Tanis here:

(h/t Global News)

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