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Fox, ABC Only Like Lingerie on Skinny Models

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Lane Bryant claims that Fox and ABC censored a lingerie ad for being too sexy—in a now-removed post from the company's blog, they wrote that Fox "demanded excessive re-edits and rebuffed it three times before relenting to air it during the final 10 minutes of American Idol, but only after we threatened to pull the ad buy." The ad, which was posted on YouTube and on the company's own website, has since disappeared. It depicted plus-size models posing Lane Bryant's Cacique line of lingerie. "While it's no secret that Victoria's Secret 'The Nakeds' ads are prancing around on major networks leaving little to the imagination, steaming up TV screens and baring nearly everything but their souls, our sultry siren who shows sophisticated sass is somehow deemed inappropriate ... Does this smack of a double standard? Yep. It does to us, too," said the original blog post. [AdWeek]