Persuasive Advertisement Analysis Essay

Advertisements are meant to bring awareness to people, incite reactions and in many cases make us feel like we need something so that we will want it enough to buy it. They are used for a variety of things are seen on billboards and television, in magazines and newspapers, storefronts, the radio, etc. so they are a big part of our daily lives whether we notice them or not. The claim or evidence behind the advertisement is sometimes misplaced and represent the wrong things to our youth. In doing so images are represent the norm and cause children and young adults to feel as if they have to appear the way they see people in the advertisements.
A big issue that has risen over the last few years have included the images of “skinny” models. These images, in many cases, show models that appear to be skeleton thin with bones protruding in their faces and on their bodies. Magazine covers often show celebrities and models who are size 0 or 2 and leave behind an impression that in order to be a model, celebrity, or even beautiful that you have to be the size of the models in the advertisements. Over the years there has been stories published about what a model had to do in order to be the size that the designers wanted them to be and sometimes this led to anorexia, bulimia, and drug use in order to stay the size that they…

The issue lies with the negative effects on our youth when idealizing a body image that is unhealthy or at the very least non-existent. So, what do we do? That is a very hard question to answer and I can’t answer that for you. But, what I can do is inform you of the negative consequences of the images that our youth see on a daily basis. This paper was to argue the influences of negative body images and how advertisers are feeding our youth idealized body images and ruining our youth with untrue…