aldo-vallon - February 20, 2018
It is hard for me to take a protest seriously when the only people taking part seem to be the people that will benefit financially from its success. This protest, for example, was organized by a plus-sized retailer and made up of plus-sized models. Of course, they would want bigger women included in fashion shows. If ExxonMobil leads a protest against renewable energy, I think we would be right to question their motives as well.
I understand that being a plus-sized model must come with a lot of hurdles, and those hurdles are extra difficult to get over being that they are not fitness models, but I don’t see why we should want them removed. Being a model has always been a pretty one-dimensional profession. The fashion designers want the prettiest people to act as clothes hangers for their merch. That is the job.
Campaigning for more plus-sized models simply because our society has an ever increasing waist size seems like a con. If these people were really worried about diversity they would also be campaigning for more hatchet-faced women to be walking the runway. The majority of people in this world are attractively disabled, after all. But they aren’t fighting for that because models are not supposed to be ugly, because being ugly does not help sell clothes.
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