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Advertisements Present an Unrealistic View of Perfection
By: Bailey Wicks and Kendall Johnson
The average American views about of 200 ads each day. Though, most don't realize the impact that the ads have on them. Elizabeth, a 14 year old, is one of the few young teens that is beginning to understand the tactics that advertisers use to suck us in. "I do think one thing commercials try to do is make you feel self-conscious," says Elizabeth. "They want you to worry about zits and clean pores, about your hair being shiny enough, about how muscular you are, and how much you weigh. They push at me, bring it up more in my mind." Advertisers rely on our imperfections to sell products that we think will get rid of them. Due to the fact that most people portray athletes and supermodels as perfect, advertisers use this to their advantage. They use these "perfect" people to sell products dealing with appearance. People see these ads of beautiful models and muscular athletes, hoping that if they buy the product, they will look like them.
One of the Many Ads Including a Slim and Beautiful Celebrity Concerning Their Weight
Most Women Feel the Need to Be Perfect
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