Comments on: Clothing Giant H&M Defends ‘Perfect’ Virtual Models http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/ The latest Entertainment news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:41:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Simon Staufenberger http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1945551 Simon Staufenberger Sat, 04 Feb 2012 17:50:38 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1945551 When I was becoming an adult, Saturday failed to BEGIN until "Soul Train" came for the air! I not really know what personal hell drove you to take your personal life, Brother Don, but are aware that you were--and always will be--loved and revered in my house FOREVER! Love, Peace, and SOUL! When I was becoming an adult, Saturday failed to BEGIN until “Soul Train” came for the air! I not really know what personal hell drove you to take your personal life, Brother Don, but are aware that you were–and always will be–loved and revered in my house FOREVER! Love, Peace, and SOUL!

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By: Arthur Ambeau http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1538181 Arthur Ambeau Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:26:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1538181 One more thing. In my opinion that there are quite a few travel insurance websites of respectable companies that permit you to enter your journey details and get you the prices. You can also purchase this international travel insurance policy on the net by using your current credit card. All that you should do is usually to enter your own travel particulars and you can view the plans side-by-side. Simply find the plan that suits your finances and needs after which it use your credit card to buy the idea. Travel insurance online is a good way to do investigation for a trustworthy company regarding international holiday insurance. Thanks for giving your ideas. One more thing. In my opinion that there are quite a few travel insurance websites of respectable companies that permit you to enter your journey details and get you the prices. You can also purchase this international travel insurance policy on the net by using your current credit card. All that you should do is usually to enter your own travel particulars and you can view the plans side-by-side. Simply find the plan that suits your finances and needs after which it use your credit card to buy the idea. Travel insurance online is a good way to do investigation for a trustworthy company regarding international holiday insurance. Thanks for giving your ideas.

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By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1319882 John Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:18:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1319882 So... their website doesn't have these images on it. So… their website doesn’t have these images on it.

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By: Carlos http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1010352 Carlos Sat, 10 Dec 2011 06:56:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1010352 I bet no one would be complaining had the developer made this more dynamic. ...perhaps make the virtual model chunkier by simply dragging a control. Hmm, no, that's old school, I think we just pinch our trackpads and screens now. I bet no one would be complaining had the developer made this more dynamic. …perhaps make the virtual model chunkier by simply dragging a control. Hmm, no, that’s old school, I think we just pinch our trackpads and screens now.

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By: Lloyd http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1004582 Lloyd Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:57:47 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1004582 So now, instead of taking a real model and Photoshopping her into looking like a computer-generated figure, they're going straight to the computer-generated version. Makes sense, I guess. Either way, what does it say about us that we seem to prefer a false perfection, over a picture of a real person? So now, instead of taking a real model and Photoshopping her into looking like a computer-generated figure, they’re going straight to the computer-generated version. Makes sense, I guess.

Either way, what does it say about us that we seem to prefer a false perfection, over a picture of a real person?

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By: Josh http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1001662 Josh Fri, 09 Dec 2011 15:43:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1001662 So I guess it's easier to blast fashion companies for using skinny-looking models instead of just admitting that being overweight is not okay as obesity is responsible for more preventable deaths and healthcare costs than anything else we have ever seen. Honestly, why are these companies always seen as the "bad guys" when they are likely responsible for many times more people taking control and becoming healthy than our health educational system could have ever hoped for? I guess it's easier to blame them for their "unrealistic" ideals than it is to blame ourselves for our sedentary and over-indulging lifestyles transforming our bodies into something it was never designed to become in the first place. So I guess it’s easier to blast fashion companies for using skinny-looking models instead of just admitting that being overweight is not okay as obesity is responsible for more preventable deaths and healthcare costs than anything else we have ever seen.

Honestly, why are these companies always seen as the “bad guys” when they are likely responsible for many times more people taking control and becoming healthy than our health educational system could have ever hoped for? I guess it’s easier to blame them for their “unrealistic” ideals than it is to blame ourselves for our sedentary and over-indulging lifestyles transforming our bodies into something it was never designed to become in the first place.

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By: Mike http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1001162 Mike Fri, 09 Dec 2011 15:06:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1001162 look close... Both of the pictures are the exact same body, maybe a slightly different skin tone, but the same bones and belly button. click click, new face and outfit. Next! look close… Both of the pictures are the exact same body, maybe a slightly different skin tone, but the same bones and belly button.

click click, new face and outfit. Next!

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By: Chris http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1001122 Chris Fri, 09 Dec 2011 15:03:35 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1001122 I have doubts that those are computer generated images. Anything computer generated was really created by an artist and those bodies and faces look too realistic. If anything, they are just cutting and pasting bodies and faces from real models. I have doubts that those are computer generated images. Anything computer generated was really created by an artist and those bodies and faces look too realistic. If anything, they are just cutting and pasting bodies and faces from real models.

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By: Stephen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1001082 Stephen Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:55:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1001082 If you don't like a business's pratices, don't buy their stuff. Vote with your wallet. These businesses have the right to use virtual models. I can definitely see how changing out clothing is MUCH easier when it would cost a LOT more to do this with live models. And a previous poster had a comment. Not many complain about mannequins in the actual store... but we don't want to pay REAL people to stand there and model the clothes every day... after all, they are a low-cost store, so to maintain low-costs.... they've decided to use these measures. Fine with me, and makes sense. If you don’t like a business’s pratices, don’t buy their stuff. Vote with your wallet.
These businesses have the right to use virtual models. I can definitely see how changing out clothing is MUCH easier when it would cost a LOT more to do this with live models.

And a previous poster had a comment. Not many complain about mannequins in the actual store… but we don’t want to pay REAL people to stand there and model the clothes every day… after all, they are a low-cost store, so to maintain low-costs…. they’ve decided to use these measures. Fine with me, and makes sense.

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By: Madman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/clothing-giant-hm-defends-use-of-virtual-models/#comment-1000942 Madman Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:41:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=75772#comment-1000942 It's ridiculous to complain about a company wanting to display it's clothing on bodies that are aesthetically pleasing. If I were to make swimsuits, I would want to display them in the most appealing way possible. Doesn't matter who buys them or how they will look on the people that do. Companies using skinny models is not the cause of expectation, but the effect of attraction. Models are not meant to reflect society. They are meant to reflect the TASTE of society. Sorry to the ladies that don't want to do the work to shed the extra weight, but how is that society's fault? It’s ridiculous to complain about a company wanting to display it’s clothing on bodies that are aesthetically pleasing. If I were to make swimsuits, I would want to display them in the most appealing way possible. Doesn’t matter who buys them or how they will look on the people that do. Companies using skinny models is not the cause of expectation, but the effect of attraction. Models are not meant to reflect society. They are meant to reflect the TASTE of society. Sorry to the ladies that don’t want to do the work to shed the extra weight, but how is that society’s fault?

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