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Solta Medical Corporate Headquarters

Liposonix: End the "Can You Pinch an Inch?" advertisement campaign

    1. Katie Jahangiri
    2. Petition by

      Katie Jahangiri

      Dallas, TX

The liposuction company, Liposonix, is sending a dangerous message to men and women through their “Can You Pinch an Inch?” campaign. The billboards that accompany this slogan feature images of perfectly healthy (some would say very thin) figures, pinching “an inch of skin,” offering a solution to get rid of the extra inch. This kind of advertisement promotes a problem that has been going on for a long time – that beautiful men and women, with healthy, beautiful bodies, do not feel beautiful enough. This advertisement slogan inspires an unhealthy idea of what healthy weight looks like, as well as sends an unrealistic message of what healthy weight is to people who may already be suffering from body image issues.

Please sign the petition and help put a stop to this advertisement campaign.

 

 

To:
Solta Medical Corporate Headquarters, Public Relations Contact
Solta Medical Corporate Headquarters, Liposonix
I have signed this petition in an effort to help end the "Can You Pinch an Inch?" advertisement campaign.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Pierre Laberge SUDBURY, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      While this may be a useful procedure for some people. Perhaps an advertisement that is more in good taste... would be a good idea?

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    • Holly Jahangiri HOUSTON, TX
      • 11 months ago

      The "pinch an inch" test of fat or fit is a myth (http://www.fitsugar.com/When-You-Pinch-Inch-Flesh-Isnt-Always-Fat-10992823). The people shown in the ad campaign are not obese, but making people feel inadequate - particularly young men and women - then offering a quick fix is big business. Having a good, HEALTHY self image is more important than obsessing about an inch here or there, and big billboards suggesting that there's something wrong with you if you can pinch an inch are, I think, more harmful than helpful.

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      • 11 months ago

      This is important to me because this sign acts as a catalyst to people's skewed ideas of health, beauty, and self acceptance. We have a culture of orthorexia and self hate because of campaigns like this. Photoshop is not real life, but it makes women's standards unrealistic!

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    • sondra beamon ALLEN, TX
      • 11 months ago

      Because the slogan :pinch an inch" inspires an unhealthy idea of what healthy weight looks like, as well as sends an unrealistic message of what healthy weight is to people who may already be suffering from body image issues.

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    • Molly C KINGWOOD, TX
      • 11 months ago

      Beautiful is beautiful. No specific size or shape can truly define beautiful. Beauty comes from within and exuded through the way your carry yourself. Beauty is not about "inches". This company is sending the wrong message in an already material and idealistic world.

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