'Real Housewife' Gets Naked for Cancer, Offends Everyone. Can We Stop Raising Awareness Nude Now?

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On her website slash online store, Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi provides an explanation for this naked photo shoot: "Hey it got your attention, didn't it?" That's usually the ... more 
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On her website slash online store, Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi provides an explanation for this naked photo shoot: "Hey it got your attention, didn't it?" That's usually the explanation for a nude awareness campaign, but it's not a very good one--especially when it comes to breast cancer. Blisstree reports that Rossi's print ad (in which she also hawks a breast cancer-themed purse sold on her site) has offended several survivors of the disease. "The campaign is not kind or thoughtful to those of us that lost our breasts," cancer survivor Ashley McIntire wrote in response to the The Breast Cancer Charities partnership with Rossi. "We have major scars. And meds, chemo, radiation have all changed our bodies. To put models with perfect figures in your ads, not a way to reach me." less 
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Tue, Jan 8, 2013 6:36 PM EST
Do you know how much courage it takes for a reality star to pose naked for a cause? Not much. "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi is the latest micro-celebrity to use other people's struggles as an excuse to show off her breasts. She also might be the last considering the reception her print ad for a breast cancer charity has received from the survivor community. It's great to support a worthwhile cause, but why do celebrities always get their bare butts in the way? -Piper Weiss, Shine Staff