I was watching my local news last night and I saw a very disturbing story. Filippa Hamilton, who worked for the Ralph Lauren fashion house since the age of 15 was fired, because she could not fit into the sample clothes. It is very upsetting, to her and to myself as well, because she is 5 foot 10 and weighs 120 pounds. How on earth could she be considered "too large"??!!
As if that were not bad enough, Ralph Lauren photoshopped an image of Ms. Hamilton in which she appeared emaciated. The pictures surfaced on the internet.
Now Ms. Hamilton is speaking out. She had this to say:
Itís not a good example when you see this picture, every young woman is going to look at it and think that it is normal to look like that. Itís not,Ē she told Curry. ďI saw my face on this super-extremely skinny girl, which is not me. It makes me sad. It makes me think that Ralph Lauren wants to have this kind of image. Itís an American brand ... and itís not healthy, and itís not right.
This story highlights the problem that this Web site has been championing against. My heart goes out to this model. It's brave of her to come out and speak against this kind of foolishness.