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Why do they use attractive, slim, well built young people in ads say on American and Canadian and European TV when 60% of the population in America are obese, 40% in Canada and approaching 30% in developed European countries (although having to travel often to Europe I have to say it seems closer to the American figure in some countries) according to government figures?|
Why, since skin cancer is essentially a "growth industry" in places like Australia, and the East and West Coast states of America, do they use well-tanned young people in advertisements in all of those places?
Advertising has nothing to do with reality - it is all about money, con and more money.
Why do you think you see so many fat-assed white women in North America wearing stretch pants or mid-riff exposing shirts and tight blue jeans? Because they believed the ads that told them their fat ass would look good in stretch pants and nobody would notice the rolls of fat hanging out between the bottom of their shirt and the tops of their blue jeans. Mind you, none of them have ever seen how terrible their fat asses do look in stretch pants, and they never watch from behind as they waddle and juggle and sway down the street like drunken water-buffalo. It is just the success of the advertising firm making the ads and the stupidity of those convinced they are worthless unless they try to emulate the impossible dream-image.
Ever seen a pimply-faced teenager gulping down a can of chemically-laced sugar water in a red and white can? No, and you wont either. Instead you see a teenager with the skin of a baby filling their gullet with poison.
How about an obese kid waddling into a MacRonalds with his or her equally obese parents? Not a chance.
Victoria Secret ads showing a 200-pounder modelling a "thong?" Not on your life, but they sure sell a lot.
As for the fascination with white in China, that's been around for over 2,000 years. The generation that made it into a cultural focus could probably be identified as the Tang Dynasty which can be seen from artwork and even period piece movies and TV serials. It is also from where the japanese culture developed their fascination with pasty-white faces on prostitutes, along with clothing styles and most other aspects of early japanese culture.
Nowadays though, just like in all of the other countries mentioned where the advertiser cons the victim - I mean consumer - into believing that if they just take this pill, get a bit more tanned, by that sexy-looking outfit etc., they, too, will miraculously become a svelte, desireable and superior specimen of the species. The companies that make the advertising here and and throughout Asia, prey on the victims - I mean consumers - and that is why just the cosmetic industry in China is estimated at many Billions of USD - although that of course is not mentioned in any discussion of "balance of trade" but that's for another thread.
But so what anyway? So advertisers in China prey on young women victims - I mean consumers - by titillating them through showing - as everywhere - nubile young women (of course being played in the commercial by an unblemished 16-year-old with extra white light shining on her face) getting the wealthy man and riding off into the sunset in Mercedes S600 or a Bentley?
So in countries where the light-brown skin of a tanned supermodel with flowing blonde hair is deemed - mainly by the male of the species in those countries - the advertisers prey on their victims - I mean consumers - with images of the mousy, homely, white-skinned, dark-haired "no date for the prom" and her sad, drawn out face pulling on the split ends of her scraggly hair and her "just-over-knees-from-last-year's-collection" clothing, being contrasted with the hip, tanned, artifically sparkling white smile, long-legged and brand-name mini-skirt wearing, laughing and on the arms of two virile young men, 14-year-old with the body of a 21-year-old...with the shampoo bottle of the advertiser oddly enough sticking out of her Gucci purse just enough to be seen and so the dream is associated with all the wonderment of that particular shampoo's magical powers.
Dark wants to be light - light wants to be dark. A conundrum? No, a normality, unfortunately.
Men are perhaps a big part of the problem in both situations as it is the stupidity of the men and their falling all over themselves for the artificial non-existing in preference to the reality that is a big impetus to the advertisers.
Sort of like MacRonalds and other purveryors of poison to children that use commercials directed at children with the understanding that the children will of course whine to their idiotic parental units to spend the family's money on poison if the kid cries long enough and hard enough. After all, just have to have those littel plastic toys!
Men show women that what men want is the young, - white-faced in some cultures, tan-skinned in others - long-legged and/or buxom child rather than what is natural and young girls unfortunately, in the naivete of youth, get the impression that all men are stupid (well, as far as some things go, we pretty much are and "sex" is one of those things) and so the naive young girl blows, in concert with her peers, billions of dollars to try and become artifically appealing.
Since they - these naive young girls trying to find their own "prince charming" (yes, that fairy-tale exists in China as well) think the only way they can attract a man is by copying the pre-pubescent girls on TV, it is not surprising at all this vicious circle of one breeding the other - which came first, the idea that a young girl has to be (white or brown) to attract a mate and live happily ever after or the product that can burn the natural pigment out of the skin or add pigment in copious amounts?