Nova Scotia

Victoria Secret's ads offend some shoppers

Shoppers are lining up at the opening of Victoria Secret Thursday, but some shoppers are unimpressed with the mural-sized advertisements of models wearing lingerie plastered around the Halifax Shopping Centre.

Shoppers say Victoria's secret leaves little to the imagination

There are more than 1,000 Victoria Secret stores across North America. Nova Scotia's first store opens Thursday (CBC)

 

Shoppers are lining up at the opening of Victoria's Secret this morning, but some shoppers are unimpressed with the mural-sized advertisements of models wearing lingerie plastered around the Halifax Shopping Centre.

Karen Howett says the marketing campaign is unavoidable at the mall and that's a problem.

"But when I can't even open the entrance door to the mall with my young kids without seeing a vision larger than I am of bra and underpants, that's being generous, then I think something needs to be adjusted," she said.

She has three boys between the ages of eight and 12.

"The kids just get completely grossed out by it, it embarrasses them and they don't know what to say."

Fourteen-year-old Alison Carpenter can see the advertisements when she's waiting for a bus across the street from the Halifax Shopping Centre.

"They're okay, like stores have to advertise, but they take it a little bit too far. There's too many and they're a little bit unrealistic."

Almena Parris has two daughters aged 12 and 15.

"Doesn't bother me I don't have a problem with it, it's nothing more than the commercials they see on TV. I don't see the difference."

There are more than 1,000 Victoria's Secret stores across North America. Nova Scotia's first store opens Thursday.

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