The "Ordinary People" Principle
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Can you be too pretty for the media? The Guardian recently reported that ad campaigns for L’Oreal featuring actress Julia Roberts and model Christy Turlington have been banned in Britain by the Advertising Standards of Authority (ASA), because the advertisements were deemed “overly air-brushed”. This verdict came on the grounds that the make-up, which the ads were advertising for did not upon investigation achieve the effect which was being promised/shown in the photos featured in the campaign. This is really a case of false advertisement, but it personally made me question a comment I read a few weeks ago about the new season of Torchwood. Torchwood: Miracle Day is a co-production between the BBC and an American network, and is thus being shown in both countries at the moment. The comment referred to the merge of the original British cast with the new American cast members, and stated that the looks of the British cast made the American cast members look fake and unnatural.
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