Dear America’s Next Top Model (ANTM),
I believe you promote a negative self-image to women. Personally watching your show upsets me in many ways. As a young adult I still look up to actors, actresses and models. But you also have to remember you have a younger crowd of girls that also watch your show. Little girls from the age of 8 or younger watch Americas Next Top Model. My younger sister would watch your show till my mom would send her to sleep. She used to walk around in heels and wear my mothers revealing clothing all throughout the house because she wanted to be “a model like the one on TV”. I don’t believe at an age like that, girls should be watching your show and be exposed to those kinds of things. Kids are kids, so my mom laughed and didn’t think anything of it. Until it happened time after time and my sister started to say she wanted to be skinny and sexy like the models. Do you think that’s a proper thing for a kid to say? I don’t believe any parent would want to hear their child say that or want them to act like that. America’s Next Top Model is not only a bad example to women but also a bad example to young girls. Your show makes society believe what you are portraying is what “perfect” is, it affects self-esteem and it humiliates and degrades young women and it is also insulting. Your Television Show is more of a competition to see who is the thinner, more beautiful and “perfect” model instead of looking at personality and determination to make it in the industry. Being any size, any height, any color and any kind of ethnicity is beautiful but your show tells girls like me otherwise. You persuade young girls that being skinny is the best kind of look. By giving women that mindset you are causing them to starve. Models on your show have come out and said they have eating disorders and have done harmful things to themselves and you do nothing to show the effects of that to anyone watching the show. Harming yourself doesn’t solve anything; it...
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