Sunday, December 11, 2011
9588: H&M Strikes Culturally Clueless Pose.
Retailer H&M managed to display cultural cluelessness with the admission that models’ heads were combined with mannequin bodies—and the fake figures were even colored to match the models’ skin tones. Commentary ensued at sources including Jezebel, Sociological Images and The Guardian; additionally, press coverage included ABC and FOX. While some might argue the multicultural images at least display diversity, the identical bodies—as well as the long hair—are clearly embracing Eurocentric beauty standards.