Hello Friends...so glad to have you visiting once again.
Todays post is going to be a little different than my normal project post.
I hope you will allow me to get on my bandwagon for just a few minutes.
Just please bear with me here...
Ok, so the other day I'm working on a sewing project and I have my television on for a little background entertainment.
I happened to catch the latest Jenny Craig commercial featuring Carrie Fisher. You will most likely know her as the Princess from the Star Wars movies.
Please watch the You Tube version below and we'll talk after...
Hear anything in this add that you were bothered by, because I sure as H*ll did!
"Thank you for letting me be PRETTY one more time"
I guess they are telling women of all ages that thin is pretty.
When will this nonsense stop?
So sorry Adele...looks like your not pretty after all.
Girl, never mind your musical accomplishments...you are just NOT pretty.
Don't even bother wearing beautiful clothes.
Jenny Craig says you are wasting your time...you won't be 'PRETTY' until you slim down.
Really Jenny, is that the message we want to send to young girls (and us older ones)?
How about having her say.."Thanks for letting me feel 'HEALTHIER' again".
I would not object to that, although being slim is not a prerequisite to being healthy.
And if this is Ms. Fisher's opinion, she is entitled to it. Jenny Craig does not have to publicize it.
Am I the only one who finds this type of advertising offensive and damaging.
Shame on you Jenny Craig!
Please tell me I'm not being too sensitive or overreacting ...Please!
Ok...I'll get back to my sewing machine.
Thanks for listening to my ranting.
I'll say good-bye with a little Adele, but be warned she is pretty hideous to look at...according to Jenny
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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I woke up this morning to an e-mail from a Jenny Craig client telling me I should be ashamed of myself.
That shows you how brainwashed we have become to this 'thin is beautiful' mentality.
Funny...I don't feel ashamed.