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Old 4th August 2011   #1
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Default ''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:

On America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks puts a girl through who's size 10 or 12 and she's a plus size? That to me is ridiculous.

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.
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