Britain Burns

Touches mic.

"Is this thing on?"

Loud whistling feedback. 

"Ahem. Go fuck yourself Britain."

Kicks mic.

Urban Outfitters must today remove an underwear photo from its website in the U.K., the Daily Mail reports, following a ruling by the British Advertising Standards Authority, a regulator that polices "against misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements."
The ASA received a complaint over an image of Urban Outfitters' "Polka Dot Mesh Briefs in Fig" online, which reportedly argued the image and its prominent thigh gap (pictured above, center) was of an "unhealthily thin" model, and could fuel anorexia and other unhealthy eating habits/body image issues. The ASA agreed, with their judgment laid out as follows:
"We considered that the model was very thin, and noted, in particular, that there was a significant gap between the model's thighs, and that her thighs and knees were a similar width. We understood that Urban Outfitters' target market was young people and considered that using a noticeably underweight model was likely to impress upon that audience that the image was representative of the people who might wear Urban Outfitters' clothing, and as being something to aspire to. We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible."

This is not a parody.

People are actually paid a salary doing this shit.

And you're gonna tell me Britain is free?

This malaise is heading our way.

Don't believe it?

Ok. Be like that.

But remember. The anti-smoking campaign was never supposed to evolve like it has into a full blown crusade of irrational stupidity.

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