[PODCAST] Too Young To Be Waxed
Does this ad make you pause for a moment, maybe even cringe?
The ad reads:
CELEBRATE FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE ALL JULY
During the month of July girls 15 and under can enjoy their FIRST waxing experience and find it NATURAL, SAFE and PLEASANT.
The Uni K Wax salons are targeting girls 15 and under, isn't that a bit like learning to run before you walk? Aren't tweens too young for this?
On one side of the debate, girls that young need education about hygiene and ways to avoid embarrassment and teasing at school. This is an opportunity for parents to have a discussion with their daughter about maintaining themselves as their bodies change and encourage high self esteem.
However, it seems like girls are growing up too fast and targeting girls so young for waxing is inappropriate. Waxing may over sexualize them and this ad seems to do that.
Do you think this ad is inappropriate? Maybe the issue isn't so much should tweens be waxing or not, but rather, did this ad campaign go too far?