People Are Pissed At Victoria Beckham for Using Super Skinny Models
Victoria Beckham presented her spring and summer 2016 collection at NYFW yesterday and people are pissed because they thought the models who walked down the runway were too damn skinny.
One Instagram user named scarletreds67 said, “Why are the models anorexic? They have the body of a 12 year old boy. Shame on you for using them. Use real women with boobs and bums. Do you use them to distract us from the awful clothes? ”
While another user named snyder_tiffany put it more succinctly, maybe jumping to conclusions in the process: “These models need food.”
Of course, not everybody was pissed that, in the words of Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine, the models looked like “half-starved space cadets.” Some people were pissed that people were body shaming these girls in the first place.
Alinaalinaaa124 said, “so just because these models are thin means they’re not ‘real women’? Real women come in all shapes and sizes. Stop body shaming.”
Jessicab91 threw in her two cents as well. “I am naturally thin and it really tires me to hear people criticising my body shape. It’s not kind to speak badly of anyone, whatever body shape. [Victoria Beckham] is entitled to use tall thin models as she is thin herself, you often design with yourself in mind.”
Both sides make a point.
When fashion designers exclusively use super thin girls in their shows, it sends a message that thin is what’s beautiful and that whatever it costs you to get there is okay.
On the other hand, some people are just skinny and in general, being a troll and criticizing a woman’s body on social media isn’t a good look.
Interestingly enough, last year people had the same complaints about Victoria Beckham’s casting decisions.
This is what she said to defend herself: “They’re young, they’re thin, but that doesn’t mean they’re ill.”
Victoria has a point too. All of her models this year are teenagers and some are as young as 15. Teenagers can be super fucking skinny and eat all the junk food they want.
Although, who the fuck knows, and it brings up another point: why is Posh using 15-year-olds to model clothes that no one under 30 would look twice at?
Either way, back in 2010, the CFDA created the Beauty is Health campaign in an attempt to ban extremely thin models from the runway.
At the time, Victoria Beckham signed it saying, “I had a casting last week and had some terribly thin girls come in, and it wouldn’t have worked.”
Apparently, things have changed.
Far be it from us to make a decision over whether or not some woman is healthy based on the way she looks on any given day, but I think we can all agree that models are skinnier than the average human and that trying to follow their diets is next to impossible and may cause you to lose far too much weight and become the most boring version of yourself because you’re perpetually too hangry and weak to socialize.
Let’s leave it at that, shall we?
[H/T Daily Mail]