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We came across these N.Y.C. bus-shelter adsfor Snack Factory Pretzel Crispson the siteSociological Images.Some found the taglines disturbing. Concerned citizens plastered information about anorexia over the "You can never be too thin" line, adding the words, "Actually, you can."

Do you think these ads perpetuate a negative body-image stereotype?

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Anonymous August 12, 2010, 2:27 PM

The anorexia motto: “nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels”, that ad is such a play on that and I find it incredibly offensive and in such bad taste.

Anonymous August 12, 2010, 5:45 PM

As a woman who has struggled with eating disorders and poor body image all her life, these ads were designed in extremely poor tastes. Ridiculous and definitely offensive.

guest August 12, 2010, 7:35 PM

ewwwwwww assholes! as a girl struggling with an ED, i will never buy this stupid product. how dare they send out that message!

Renae  August 12, 2010, 8:17 PM

I think the pun is that the pretzels are thin “crisps,” but I have to agree that it is in poor taste.

Anonymous August 13, 2010, 5:40 AM

I battled with Bulimia, but honestly, I don’t find these offensive. If you don’t like the ad, don’t buy the product.

EatsOffFloor August 18, 2010, 8:42 AM

WTF that is awful, why would they even think that was a good idea? as if our society doesn’t already have a screwed up sense of how we are ‘supposed’ to look.

EatsOffFloor August 18, 2010, 8:43 AM

WTF that is awful, why would they even think that was a good idea? as if our society doesn’t already have a screwed up sense of how we are ‘supposed’ to look.

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