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Mariah Carey - Do you care that her pics are photo shoped?

Sep 30, 2014 - 4 comments

Below I will be posting a few websites for you ladies to refer to.  After taking a look at the pictures please answer as many questions as you can.  Answers can be short or long and everything will be confidential in my report.

1.  Please state your age range
            over 40
            over 50
2.  Female or Male

3.   City/State, you reside in, doesn't have to be exact.

4.   Marital Status

5.   What kind of messages do you think is being sent by this advertisement for Mariah Carey's products?

6.  What kind of messages do you think is being sent in Mariah Carey's  photo's being retouched?

7.  Who is the suggested audience of this message?  What age group do you think they are targeting? Will other groups be affected by these ads?

8.  How do you think these advertisements/pictures/messages could affect women's health?  Is this necessary?

9.  Could this message be sent more effectively in a different format?  How could this company still achieve their goal?

Thank you so much ladies, I appreciate anyone who is interested in helping out.   It's a little time consuming, and I appreciate you taking the time, I know how busy you all are.  

I will keep you updated on the progress :-)


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by Hollus, Oct 01, 2014
1.)  30-35

2.)  Female

3.)  Nebraska

4.)  Married

5.)  That you have to look a certain way to be accepted and if you don't look "pretty" enough, you'll be enhanced to look the way the media would like to project you. This is very damaging and how can anyone live up to these standards when no one is perfect. No wonder there are so many suicides and eating disorders in our country. It's very sad!!

6.)  That she isn't enough the way she is. That she's not as pretty as she should be. It could also rob her of her confidence and make her feel self-conscious.

7.)  Youth and young adults.

8.)   It could have a possitive impact as well as a negative one. The fact is that there is a lot of obesity in America. This may encourage some to lose weight. However, the overall message is that you need to lose weight or look a certain way even if you don't need to. So people utilize unhealthy means to make there bodies look "right". Things like risky diet drugs or supplements and fasting diets to name a couple. This is sad because there are so many body types and not everyone should or can look like a model. There's beauty everywhere and we teach our children and teens that you have to look like a Barbie to be beautiful and to be worth anything.

9.)  By celebrating Mariah Carey's natural beauty and using that instead of photo shop. Find clothes that accentuate her body type and find sexy clothes in her size instead of shoving her in clothes that are 2 sizes to small. It would make a huge impact on our youth if our differences were encouraged and celebrated and not cropped even if we do need to shape up or lose some weight.

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by journey2motherhood, Oct 02, 2014
Thank you Hollus for helping me!

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by Moma_Cher, Oct 02, 2014
1) over 40




5) Beauty and youth are the most valuable things in our society

6) Growing older is not desirable

7)under 30

8) Negatively as women will try to attain that level of beauty even though it isn't even attainable by Mariah herself.

9) Yes, it could use a younger model if the target audience is under 30 or try and use Mariah in a more natural way while still keeping her hip and relevant... It may even open up the demographic.

1386655 tn?1452097056
by journey2motherhood, Oct 02, 2014
Thank you Cher!!

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