Dear Victoria’s Secret,
What do you think should be put in the minds of cute, adorable children? They should learn their A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s. They should know nursery rhymes and children’s songs. They should know how to read and write. They absorb everything they could see; I mean what child shouldn’t want to have a grasp of everything. They are over- achievers. You know, they know what they should not know, the stuff that you put on your posters. Little kids should not be exposed to that amount of inappropriate stuff. Imagine a little kid walking to Toys R Us and pointing at a women’s bra on your poster. He asks his mom, “What is that?” The ashamed mother of this child grabs him by his hand and drags him away. It also embarrasses women and is disturbing to most shoppers that are 11 or 12 years of age. You have to do something about it.
As I casually walk through Menlo Park Mall, I force myself to cover my face and stare at the floor because I’m so disturbed. I always feel like there are butterflies in my stomach.
Many teens get put into an awkward position when your Dream Angels advertisement comes on TV; especially if their parents are with them. I even see your advertisements when I’m helping my mom look for recipes online. They just seem to pop up!
Now, I understand that you have to advertise your products by getting your word out there, but, you could always decrease the publicity of your commercials. Also, you don’t need to put a humongous billboard or a giant portrait in every open space you find. Coming from a sixth grader, I don’t want to see 5-6 women showing off their body. Why not just show pictures of the actual product? As a matter of fact, do you really think that you gain customers by the kind of display you’re using? For some boys, it may be a dream come true to see Victoria’s Secret’s models, but, I’m sure that many people get turned off by seeing these images. Showing the picture of the product only is one of the perfect...
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