Plus-sized clothing company Lane Bryant "is up in arms" after Fox and ABC refused to air its new lingerie commercial, claiming that plus-size cleavage is too prominent. What a strange "double standard," counters Lane Bryant, pointing out that the networks regularly run equally-revealing Victoria's Secret commercials. The ads are indeed sexy, concedes Tracy Clark-Flory in Salon, but in a "truly sensual and erotic" way that we're rarely exposed to on network TV. This is much ado about much, says Peggy Wang in Buzzfeed: "There's nothing too scandalous" in the ad — unless, of course, "giant boobs scare you." Watch the spot:
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