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TMZ is reporting that major TV networks rejected a Lane Bryant lingerie commercial featuring scantily-clad models. They cited sources close to the company that claim NBC and ABC turned down a commercial Lane Bryant submitted for approval. Since networks regularly air Victoria's Secret commercials, they allege the commercial was rejected not because of the outfits, but because of its plus-sized models. Here's the commercial obtained by TMZ:

A similar story was reported back in 2010, with a campaign that also featured model Ashley Graham. Then, as now, it is unclear whether commercials were actually rejected by networks, or if these stories are used as a way to stir up publicity.

Sources: TMZ | CBS News | AdAge