Target Swimsuit Ads Raise Neighbors' Concerns

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG, Va.--- An online ad that portrays a woman Photoshopped raises some concerns from neighbors in the valley.

Some Target swimsuit ad show a woman with a " thigh gap," which is a space between a woman's legs. This is a trend that some women want to achieve to show they are thin.

Sentara RMH Medical Center personal Trainer Kimberly Durden said these images create unrealistic standards for women. They could lead to younger girls to experience eating disorders.

Chynna Kiser has seen these types of ads online before but she said they usually do not affect how she feels about herself.

"I am athletic and I am healthy and I am 135 lbs. I am not trying to get a thig gap. I am not trying to lose a ridiculous amount of weight. I think people need to be healthy and people need to be happy," said Kiser.

Target told ABC.com that it made a mistake with the image. In addition, it removed it and it was going to get a new one on the site.


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