''Ridiculous'' to call size 10 or 12 plus-size
If there has ever been a case where I can applaud and support a celebrity PR piece, this is it.
Actress Olivia Munn was recently interviewed and called the faux-plus phenomenon "ridiculous."
The exact quote:
Obviously. It IS absurd to call a model who is a size 10 or 12 a "plus-size model." This is an insult to genuinely full-figured women. Girls that size are merely straight-size models, while plus-size models must be over a size 16 or better to even begin to represent plus-size women.
Many people have jeered at the faux-plus deception, and interestingly, in many cases, skinny women like Munn have joined full-figured women in condemning the practice of passing off faux-plus models as plus-size.
Everyone rejects this practice, except, it seems, the out-of-touch individuals who actually run the plus-size fashion industry. They have to realize how contemptible the public finds their false advertising.
It's high time for plus-size models to authentically be plus-size.
Re: ''Ridiculous'' to call size 10 or 12 plus-size
The push-back against the fashion industry's offensive use of faux-plus frauds illegitimately posing as plus-size models is every bit as important as the fight against anorexic cadavers.
In fact, it might be even more important, because while curvy girls can at least reject androgynous, corpse-like, size-0 models as having nothing to do with them, faux-plus models who are mislabelled "plus size" purport to represent them, to represent full-figured girls.
But of course, they don't actually represent curvy girls. Not one bit. These faux-plus models look almost indistinguishable from the skeletal waifs, so they are the most culpable models of all in fostering negative body image among plus-size women.
It's encouraging to see the public beginning to speak out against faux-plus false advertising. The Lincoln, Nebraska newspaper The Lincoln Journal Star recently published a powerful letter from a young, curvy girl who is sick of being misrepresented by faux-plus frauds and wants to see true plus-size models:
Sadly, I can think of many so-called plus-size models who do look "as if they were a size 2," as she writes. Such anti-plus false advertising is appalling, and it has to stop.
Her letter obviously touched a chord, because someone else wrote a letter to the same newspaper in response to hers, approving of her comments and extending them:
This writer rightly singles out ads that have "thin women posing as plus-size models" as the most pernicious of all fashion-industry abuses. Instead of such poseurs, why not enlist the services of true plus-size models?
The success of models like Sophie Sheppard, Katherine Roll, Kelsey Olson, Lindsey Garbelman, (not to mention Mayara Russi in Brazil!), and so forth, in their amazing campaigns for Kaufhof, Deb Shops, Glamur Fashion, etc., as well as their gorgeous tests, shows that (a) true plus-size models with visibly full figures do exist, and (b) these models look better in advertising than the faux-plus frauds.
It's time to put the plus-size back in plus-size beauty!
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