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Tyra Made Me Do It: Women Strip on TV for Jeans

By February 7, 2008

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I have mixed feelings about Tyra Banks. The woman is a powerhouse, no doubt about that. And her talk show goes where America's Next Top Model could never tread (like interviewing Hillary Clinton about Bill's infidelity).

But getting women in her audience to drop their denims in order to be fitted for a pair of free jeans on TV? That's kinda trashy and disrespectful of her female audience members.

At times like these, I have to ask myself, "WWOD?" (What would Oprah do? Not that, I'm fairly sure.)

It's true that Tyra did exactly what she asked others to do - she took off her own jeans and even flashed the audience with a quick glimpse of her thong. But I noticed how Tyra - and every other woman - had on a long top they could tug down to hide their 'assets,' which they quickly did.

We're uncomfortable enough with our bodies. Don't challenge us do this on TV just to get something for nothing.


February 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm
(1) Amanda says:

No one was forced to do it! Tyra is cool and I like her. She is not Oprah so she doesn’t have to follow in her footsteps as to what she would do! I don’t think it was classless at all. Her audience does things that no other does and that’s just who she is so leave her be.

February 13, 2008 at 8:35 am
(2) Carlyn says:

Tyra’s ATM insists that her wanna-be-models get naked if they want to win, so why should anyone be surprised that she would induce her female audience into stripping for a pair of designer jeans?! TV personalities/execs can be manipulative towards weak-minded young women just for the sake of ratings.

February 13, 2008 at 9:07 am
(3) Taylor says:

It’s slutty behavior like this that has caused men to lose all respect for women and see them only as an object for their own needs.

February 13, 2008 at 5:21 pm
(4) Barbara says:

I think Tyra is a moron…

May 30, 2009 at 2:31 pm
(5) Nasha'e says:

Bitch Please!!! Your probably just mad cause you were not even apart of her audience…Nobody was forced to take off their jeans they made their own choices…Tyra’s a bad Bitch and I think that if you are uncomfortable with your body that is your own fault because “Nobody Can Eat For You Only You Can”:~ Ms. MissY~

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