Apparently there is a “plus size revolution” in modeling, giving overweight women the role models in fashion they’ve all be looking for. You’d think, hearing this exciting news, that bountiful beauties everywhere would be rejoicing.
Not so, according to an OpEd on CNN… because too many of them are white.
But I was disappointed when I looked at the models featured inside the magazine as members of “The Plus-Size Revolution.” At first glance there appeared to be no women of color among the four women featured. (Further research revealed that model Denise Bidot is Puerto Rican and Kuwaiti.)
There is no industry more vapid and judgmental than the fashion industry. By definition, it’s discriminatory. It’s the way the people in charge – generally gay, liberal men – want it. If the images of rotund ladies sold clothing, magazines wouldn’t have to be shamed shamed into putting them there. And of course now that the fashion industry has given the world (that didn’t ask for it) fat models, other chubby chicks are complaining that they aren’t the right fat models.
Funnily enough, these models who demand that morbid obesity be praised as beautiful don’t see the irony in having their self-esteem being entirely tied to the superficial. True self-confidence doesn’t require anybody else to celebrate your diabetes. After all, you couldn’t eat the party-cake anyway.
They also don’t see the irony in demanding that we recognize their beauty, as they continually shame and demean their thin female counterparts.
Here’s an idea, instead of celebrating fat or thin, white or black… let’s just celebrate and encourage healthy bodies.
I know, I know… my healthy privilege is showing.
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