Are you a traditionally attractive, professional female who’s so concerned with her appearance no achievement can be good enough? Are you surrounded by other traditionally attractive, professional women who literally reflect your insecurities back at you? Then Aczone is for you!

All kidding aside, I know acne can be a huge blow to self-confidence The problem with the way this commercial is made is that it plays on the female competition trope. The representation of women as literal objects that connote vanity and criticism is a harmful stereotype made even worse by presenting it in a professional setting. The awfulness of this commercial doesn’t require much explanation, so I’ll stop here and rate it Foe.

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