LINGERIE and swimwear wholesale halloween costumes company The Lake and Stars has stirred controversy since unveiling its new ad campaign featuring a mum and her 19-year-old daughter posing provocatively while pressed against one another, all while donning only lacy lingerie.quot These ads are highly suggestive. They are clearly designed to titillate consumers mostly men. The incestuous and lesbian suggestions, with the phallic images of cactus and logs, are juvenile at best,quot psychologist Dr. Nancy Irwin told FOXNews.com.
Irwin added, quot Iapos m disgusted, swimwear manufacturer China yet hardly surprised by this. Advertisers [particularly of undergarments] continuously push the envelope on good taste to simply get attention and drive sales.datra4755
However, the companyapos wholesale swimwear s owner said she was shocked that the campaign had garnered such a negative reaction.
quot Weapos re surprised that people are reacting with such violently negative connotations such as incest, given that we were only making light of a healthy and beautiful relationship between two women ... something we think people in our culture are often uncomfortable with, especially when there is so much focus on competition and gossip,quot Lake and Stars owner Maayan Zilberman said.
She added, quot Weapos ve always embraced women of all ages and sizes in our shoots, and having admired the loving relationship between our friends Johanna and India [the mom and daughter], it seemed a natural thing to feature them in a campaign representing our brand. Everyone involved in the shoot -- the designers, models and photographer -- agree that these photos are beautiful and tasteful.quot
One ad expert agreed.
quot If you can see past the fact they are wearing lingerie together and see it simply as a representation of healthy affection, then thereapos s nothing detrimental or disturbing about this ad at all,quot according to Steve Hall, editor of the advertising blog Ad Rants.
But the author of quot Love Your Body, Love Your Life,quot Sarah Maria, said, quot There are many things a mother-daughter relationship is, but sexual hopefully it is not. It would nice to see a company sell through uplifting messages instead of yet once again selling sex in order to sell clothing. There is much beauty in a mother-daughter relationship, none of which appears to be depicted from this photo shoot.quot