When her son was rejected from a TV ad campaign because he had a disability, a furious mom knew she needed to take a stand against those who believed her son wasn’t good enough.
Meagan Richter Nash, from Buford, Georgia, submitted photographs of her 15-month-old boy, Asher, when the agency put out an open casting call for an OshKosh B’gosh advert but was horrified when she was told that the firm hadn’t ‘requested a special needs baby’.
Just take a look at how adorable he is…
The furious mom told our source that Asher’s ‘size, eye and hair color’ all matched the criteria for the casting and said her son ‘wears OshKosh B’gosh clothes every day’. So why couldn’t he be considered?
However, Mrs Nash wasn’t about to give up. She was determined to prove her point and took to Facebook to declare a very powerful message.
The mom posted the photographs of her boy, taken by Crystal Barbee, to Facebook with the message: ‘We aren’t giving up. This handsome boy is ready to show the world what #changingthefaceofbeauty is. We would love to model for OshKosh B’gosh.’
Her powerful post went viral and was shared and liked by thousands of people who agreed with her strong opinion. The clothing store has now met with her to discuss using him as a model as a result! Can you believe that!
Meagan told our source that she met with OshKosh B’gosh this week and said they will know the outcome of the meeting very soon.
She told our source:
‘I want to first say in no way are we trying to petition Oshkosh. I am simply just trying to grab their attention to make them aware of an issue we are facing with children with disabilities today.
‘I have the same goal as the non-profit organization Changing The Face Of Beauty has, which is to get these companies to value children with disabilities as consumers in their advertisement.’
‘I don’t want Oshkosh to use him because of this fuss we are making on the Internet. I want them to use him because they value him and see how much he could contribute to their advertisement. Asher was born to be in front of the camera, just look at his pictures.’
Meagan said that Asher is a happy boy and ‘tends to always have a smile on his face’