some of the conversations on metafilter are really interesting. i like the response to this statement: "Advertising is ableist. It's also lookist, ageist, fatist, and usually racist. Substitute, "overweight woman of color over the age of 40" for "disabled" and this artist statement still reads true." RESPONSE: "I think this project successfully shows that it doesn't have to be. This work seems to point out how safe and contrived advertising can be. Perhaps this could have been a real, powerful, American Apparel campaign if their marketing department, or any other, had more creative vision and a broader view of human beauty."