Saturday, October 07, 2006

Dear GAP: Stop It. Right Now.

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Short but highly-annoyed rant here.

17 comments:

  1. I tried to post at the ARK, but it is not lettingme for some reason.

    I so agree with you, those pants are for the very few women in this country. I haven't seen the commercial yet, but think they would not have been willing to play in those commercials.

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  2. Oh Lordy. And THEN someone on the local radio morning show kept talking about the ads and referring to her as KATHERINE Hepburn. I swear I didn't cry. At least, not much.

    I hope your health is coming along, dear Belinda! You need to email me a mailing addy so I can send you a care package! I'm really REALLY great at care packages. :)

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  3. Love Audrey, hate Gap. When do we march on Gap headquarters?

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  4. Well said.

    I can't remember the last time I even stared at a Gap for any length of time, let alone walked into one.

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  5. ZB: Me either.

    And Kim, I think they talked her son into giving up the rights to the segment from "Funny Face" by assuring that all proceeds would go to Ms. Hepburn's charitable concerns, but no way do I think the lady herself would have agreed to it, especially since the GAP is INFAMOUS for sweatshop and child-labor.

    Mel, what, pressies? OK, I'm convinced!

    marsha, march for me, OK? I'm still a little sore. Actually, I think they'll fall on their own pitard, because the market for that piece of clothing has got to be infinitesimal.

    Kim, I'll check out what's going on over there!

    Fab: YOU are insidious, so you should know.

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  6. It also irritates me (besides the fact that the pants would look nasty on me) that Gap thinks they can just say, "Here's what you need to wear, this is cool" and they expect us to jump on board. I will decide what is cool for me, thank you.

    And FunnyFace was a dumb movie. I'm a Hepburn fan and loved her others, but that one was just dumb.

    OOh, I sound terribly bitter. But it's those pants stirring painful memories of zippered 80s Guess jeans that made me look so awful in high school. . .

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  7. Are you famous now, or what? Articles in the paper? Wow!

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  8. I will wholeheartedly support any anti-GAP campaign you launch as a result of this insipid ad. Remember my post about it?

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  9. kapgar--I obviously missed it during my pre-op, op, or post-op non-blog-reading. Going to look now!

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  10. scribbit: what I love about "FF" is just this: Audrey, and all those CLOTHES. Wow. I TiVo'd it recently, and fast-forwarded through all the musical numbers, etc. to get to the fashion shoot scenes.

    IE: Just a "community blogger." We're supposed to keep things with a local slant...which I guess it technically is, because Arkansas is almost the fattest state in the nation (but getting better quickly), and hardly likely to buy many "skinny pants."

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  11. I couldn't agree more! Also, I was wondering what movie that come from so thanks for clearing that up!

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  12. When the Diva Daughter was about 14 yo I told her a good reason for "safe sex" was "the GAP doesn't have maternity clothes."

    They do now. For that teenage market I guess. I don't guess the teenage moms can wear the skinny pants though.

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  13. Love the Commercial and it's entertaining to my 20 mo. old who loves to dance along with her. So what if YOU can't fit into the pants. At least it eases the the pain from all of the pharmaceutical commercials that are advertised now days.

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  14. I have to admit that I do like the commerical especially because Ms. Hepburn is dancing to AC/DC. The skinny pants are ridulous! Maybe 1% of the women in America can actually wear them.

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  15. Um, they DO carry these in my size, so my personaly annoyance is not that I "can't fit into these pants." It's that GAP is a notorious employer of sweatshop workers overseas, and the thought of Ms. Hepburn shilling for them, when she was SUCH a humanitarian, and in such a grotesque form (AC/DC? PLEASE), just kind of rubs me the wrong way. This is not "fat-girl jealousy" because I'm not a candidate for "skinny pants." Believe me.

    They could at least have just left in the funky French jazz from the actual scene in Funny Face.

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  16. I absolutely HATE that commercial. HATE! HATE! HATE!!!!!!!!!!

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