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Hoops hype or misstep? Kim Kardashian's SKIMS’ Male-Only Campaign during Women’s Month Under fire

Hoops hype or misstep? Kim Kardashian's SKIMS’ Male-Only Campaign during Women’s Month Under fire
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Kim Kardashian's fashion brand, SKIMS, has come under fire for its latest advertising campaign, which features an all-male roster of college basketball players during Women's History Month.

The campaign, titled "SKIMS March All Stars," showcases the brand's Men's Terry loungewear and includes prominent figures such as Jared McCain from Duke's Blue Devils, Robert Dillingham from the Kentucky Wildcats, and Hunter Dickinson from the Kansas Jayhawks.

The backlash began soon after the campaign's debut, with fans and critics alike taking to social media to express their outrage.

Many pointed out the missed opportunity to highlight female athletes during a month dedicated to celebrating women's achievements.

Comments ranged from calls for equal representation to outright disappointment in the brand's choice to focus on male athletes at this particular time.

In response to the growing criticism, a spokesperson for SKIMS emphasized the brand's commitment to inclusivity and diversity, stating,

"SKIMS is proud to support athletes across all genders and backgrounds. While our current campaign focuses on men's loungewear, we continue to celebrate and uplift women's achievements throughout our company and community initiatives."

Despite the explanation, the timing of the campaign has been questioned by many, including sports analysts and gender equality advocates.

"This was such a missed opportunity to highlight women's basketball and during women's history month," commented one user, echoing a sentiment shared by many others.

The controversy has sparked a broader conversation about representation in advertising and the responsibilities of brands during culturally significant months.

As the debate continues, it remains to be seen how SKIMS will address the concerns raised by its audience and whether this will lead to a shift in future marketing strategies.