Male staff members from BuzzFeed made a collection of recreated Calvin Klein underwear ads to encourage male body-positivism. While women are traditionally under the social microscope to look a certain way, men also share similar pressures.
The collection of photographs are direct interpretations of the original Calvin Klein underwear ads that feature chiseled models and celebrities. The BuzzFeed staff members recreated the images by posing in the exact same way, wearing the exact same underwear. The major difference is that the re-created images show a more realistic male body.
The photography collection was accompanied by statements and insights from BuzzFeed's staff on the real pressure they feel to look a certain way. One of the most powerful statements was made by Dan Oshinsky who said, "I’m no Djimon Hounsou, but I don’t need to be. Being Dan will do just fine."
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