We’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want — We want to go back to the 90’s so we could applaud the Spice Girls for standing up to a really sexist director for a Polaroid camera commercial. It’s no wonder why we “Wannabe” like them as kids!
An old video of the Spice Girls had recently resurfaced in our 21st century internet and reminds us why Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice and Baby Spice were the perfect example of “Girl Power” in the 90’s.
The video shows Mel B, Gerri Halliwell and Victoria Adams-Beckham confronting the director after he suggested the girls show their midriffs and cleavage to appear more “sexy.”
“Why did you ask that,” Mel B said, approaching the director and another man. “To have our cleavage and our midriff showing?”
“It’s every man’s fantasy,” the director said.
“Well you can f*ck off,” Mel B said.
Completely indignant and feeling disrespected, Geri Halliwell approached the men as well and schooled them.
“You’re a chauvinistic pig,” Geri said. “That’s such an easy cop-out. I understand that in advertising you’re thinking ‘sexy sexy’ but have you not heard of less-is-more anyway? You should know better. What sort of example is that?”
Dressed in school uniforms, the Spice Girls then explained that showing off cleavage and their midriff wasn’t something you would do at school.
Victoria Beckham had her turn, too and even removed the director’s sunglasses, telling him to “stop trying to look cool.
The director continued to argue with the girls, which actually added more tension on set. In fact, Hello Giggles reports that the Spice Girls were so aggravated, they decided to leave.
Because of the incident, the final outcome of the Polaroid ad wasn’t very good – in fact, the Spice Girls barely appeared.
By the end of the video, Mel C (Sporty Spice) was seen holding up a peace sign with her fingers and saying: “Girl Power!”
”You tell ‘em, girls! The Spice Girls perfectly showed that “chauvinistic pig” who’s the boss of their own body. SLAY GIRLS, SLAY!