Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Victoria's Secret reminds you that their models are to be seen, not heard

According to VS:

Supermodels Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson and Erin Heatherton have fun decking the halls and putting their own spin on a Christmas classic in this adorable video for Holiday 2012.

"Adorable" is more appropriate for children and puppies. This was just kind of sad. Last year, Miranda Kerr was a role model for breastfeeding. This year she — along with the others — is a role model for dumb girls who are only there for their T&A.

I doubt that any of these models is this vacuous in real life, but the stereotype goes on. It may an ironic gag, but this video ensures that the guys who ogle them from darkened basement rooms won't be threatened by the idea that women are anything but eye candy.