Ralph Lauren Model Fired For Being Too Fat @ 5'10 120lbs.

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Last week Ralph Lauren came under fire for (what looked to be) an extremely altered photo of a model in one of its ads. Bloggers at the website BoingBoing.net posted the image online, and lawyers for Ralph Lauren attempted to sue them for copyright infringement. Unfortunately for Ralph Lauren, this only furthered public interest and outrage over the dangerously thin looking model and, eventually, the clothing company released this apology:



"For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman's body. We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately."



Unfortunately,"addressing the problem" may have included firing the model, 23-year-old Filippa Hamilton. She is 5'10" and weighs 120 pounds--clearly more full-bodied than the photoshopped girl we see in the advertisement. Though Hamilton has modeled for Ralph Lauren since she was 15, the company let her go "as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us." But the story gets worse: Hamilton says she was let go because she'd become too fat to model for them. "They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn't fit in their clothes anymore," she explained. "I was shocked to see that super skinny girl with my face...It's very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that."



Most of us know that a tall, young woman who weighs 120 pounds is not overweight. But Hamilton claims Ralph Lauren was dissatisfied with her body, and therefore fired her six months ago. However, the company continued to use her image, whittling down her arms, waist, thighs, and possibly several other body parts in the above ad. If they were so unhappy with how she looked, why not get another model for the campaign? Why use the photos and alter and distort them?



Today, Ralph Lauren himself is distancing himself from the ad, claiming, "The image in question was mistakenly released and used in a department store in Japan and was not the approved image which ran in the U.S." So we're confused. They say the photoshopping was an error, that Hamilton is "beautiful and healthy," yet they allegedly fired her for her size? With all these apologies and statements it sounds like the brand still has yet to accept responsibility for their actions.



When I searched for more images of Filippa Hamilton, I instantly remembered her—she was the face of Ralph Lauren's fragrance, Romance, has been featured on the cover of international editions of Vogue and Elle, and has appeared in many ads. She's a gorgeous woman. "I think they [Ralph Lauren] owe American women an apology, a big apology," says Hamilton. "I'm very proud of what I look like, and I think a role model should look healthy."



The truth is, models get fired or overlooked all the time for being what the industry considers overweight, we just rarely see or hear about it. Eating disorders are not only common among models, but they're also common among the women and young girls who emulate them. We're happy to see that Hamilton has come forward, and wish more models and celebrities would do the same. It's awesome and empowering when stars admit they've been photoshopped for an ad or movie poster and say how dissatisfied they are about it. With foreign countries banning underweight models from their fashion weeks, and the increasing presence of "plus size" models in women's magazines, we wish the unhealthy representation and falsified depiction of models—and women—would come to an end entirely. Do you think the day will ever come?





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Dana - posted on 10/15/2009

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It's definitely screwed up. I saw an interview with her yesterday and she says they didn't call her fat but said she didn't fit into the sample clothes anymore. Maybe they should quit shrinking the size of the sample clothes then!



Now, I have to address something else here. Jodi, you said that the majority of men DON'T LIKE thin women,and actually find these stick figures extremely unattractive,no matter how beautiful the face. As someone who is skinny and have struggled with it all of my teenage life and early adulthood, this kind of statement pisses me off. Why do people find it necessary to put others down to feel better about themselves. Men like women of all sizes and I can assure you I have had no problem having men attracted to me. I think it's time to quit adding the sentence, Men don't find skinny attractive anyhow, everytime body image is brought up.

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Sure there are girls that starve themselves to be that model thin, but there are also women who are naturally thin and every single time there is a body image discussion the women who are naturally thin are talked down to indirectly, or not on purpose, but they still are made to feel bad for being thin.



I think that people who make such statements as "Men don't find skinny attractive anyhow" are completely undermining the entire BE BEAUTIFUL BEING YOURSELF idea that we should be giving ALL WOMEN of all sizes.



I find that saying "men don't find skinny attractive anyhow" or "men don't find large women attractive anyhow" changes that message to: BE BEAUTIFUL BEING YOURSELF PS: but only as long as you aren't too skinny or too fat.

Natalie - posted on 10/15/2009

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Quoting Jodi:



Quoting dana:

Now, I have to address something else here. Jodi, you said that the majority of men DON'T LIKE thin women,and actually find these stick figures extremely unattractive,no matter how beautiful the face. As someone who is skinny and have struggled with it all of my teenage life and early adulthood, this kind of statement pisses me off. Why do people find it necessary to put others down to feel better about themselves. Men like women of all sizes and I can assure you I have had no problem having men attracted to me. I think it's time to quit adding the sentence, Men don't find skinny attractive anyhow, everytime body image is brought up.





 






Dana, I have spent my life being skinny too, so you can get off your soap box now.  Believe it or not I have often been asked if I am anorexic.  It doesn't piss me off at all, I just brush it off because I am who I am by nature, you are just being overly sensitive.  Research has shown that most men prefer some curves.  Look it up. 





So what if someone said "most men don't like fat girls?" I'll be you'd be hard pressed to find many men to disprove that statement. It's insensitive either way. Your comment was completely unnecessary and insensitive to Dana who has a right to feel that way when her look (which is BEAUTIFUL, regardless of research or personal experience) is insulted.

?? - posted on 10/17/2009

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Okay lets say... 50% of the people stop buying each magazine... Elle, Glamour, Cosmo, whatever they are - I honestly don't know I've never in my life bought one and the ones I happen to see are the ones that are sitting in office waiting areas - ok so half the people stop buying the magazines............... they're still going to be out there and girls, women, people - STILL have an unrealistic idea of how they SHOULD look because these magazines, movies, diets, celebrities are only A PART of the problem.



The MAJOR problem is that normal everyday people are naturally attracted to people of different sizes and people are attracted to different PEOPLE. So Woman A is attracted to Man A but Man A is attracted to Woman B not Woman A - there fore Woman A thinks she should look like Woman B even though Man B is attracted to Woman A but Woman A is NOT attracted to Man B.



You get the jist. Women are made to feel they have to look one way or another in order to attract men, get a job, be liked, be loved even! Feeling good about themselves, not to be healthy, emotionally mentally and physically... Women are fed this crap that they MUST be attractive to EVERYONE otherwise they are unattractive, period.



Women like to compete. Girls learn early - not just from magazines and celebrities or even their parents - that the right bod = a certain amount of power. Much the same way that lil boys learn that if they are mean and bully other kids = a certain amount of power.



I'm pretty sure the women back in Cleopatra's time (where make up, clothes and certain things were used to make a woman appear thinner, smaller etc), the Chinese women and their teeny tiny shoes (that have led many Chinese women to have very disfigured/mangled feet and other health problems because of wearing them) and even more recent women (the corset isn't a recent article of clothing) didn't have MAGAZINES and MOVIES and CELEBRITIES saying BE THIN IT'S BEAUTIFUL - it's something that's been around for A LOT longer than just the supermodel crap of today.



I guess if pawning responsibility for the warped view our daughters have about body image off on celebrities, hollywood and fashion industry - magazine, movie and tv models, actresses and the like - makes people feel better about the fact that women and girls are made to feel ugly for not having that "perfect figure", I guess that's their perogative.

?? - posted on 10/15/2009

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**hugs** its ok grumpy butt :P I've been avoiding posting all day (as much as possible) cause I've been super bitchy too. And I apologize if I was harsh in my words as well. It's been gettin on my nerves seeing everyone INSIST on being snotty in their replies as of late. Instead of discussing it's gotten to be kind of an instant bitchiness, so when I read your post the 'you can get off your soap box' comment, it really got to me. So I am sorry too. I hope you feel better soon xox

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Isobel - posted on 10/21/2009

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see...this thread is all crossed with the Basic Needs Thread...that's what I thought we were talking about...sorry I don't know what any of this has to do with the Skinny Model

Johnny - posted on 10/21/2009

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Quoting Traci:

Well, I do get your point. No, gas isn't necessary in the sense that my body would cease to function without it. The context of this conversation, however, was that gas is a need compared to a Cosmo mag. That was where gas came into the convo.

To sustain the quality of life that I currently am accustomed to, yes, gas IS a need. A fashion mag is not.

I think we were discussing a need in two different contexts of the word :)


I get that, but it is a matter of personal requirements rather than human requirements. 



For you, gasoline is a need, magazines are not.



However, for someone who lives in a major city, takes the subway, and works in the fashion industry, gasoline may not be a necessity where as they really need their magazines.  These kind of "needs" are a matter of perspective.

Isobel - posted on 10/21/2009

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an interesting point...exactly how far in poverty should women and children in our society have to live??? should children only be worried about eating? or do they (in the richest country in the nation) have the right to live "reasonably?"

Traci - posted on 10/21/2009

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Well, I do get your point. No, gas isn't necessary in the sense that my body would cease to function without it. The context of this conversation, however, was that gas is a need compared to a Cosmo mag. That was where gas came into the convo.



To sustain the quality of life that I currently am accustomed to, yes, gas IS a need. A fashion mag is not.



I think we were discussing a need in two different contexts of the word :)

Johnny - posted on 10/19/2009

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A need is something you could not replace with other means. There are only three BASIC needs. Food, water and shelter. If tomorrow our civilization ended, we would still have to find a way to fulfill those needs without the benefit of our SUV's. I could say I "need" my car, because there is no other way to get to my office, and so how would I make a living? But it is not a BASIC need. Which is what I am disagreeing with.

If we were unable to access gasoline/petrol/whatever to fuel our cars, we would be able to find other ways to survive. We'd learn to grow our own food and fetch our own water. We would dig wells for water. My MIL lives way in the middle of nowhere. She walks to other people's houses for visits and she rides into town with her son once a month for flour, sugar, treats for the kids. Otherwise she grows all her own food and accesses her own water. It is possible to live a life free of gas. So not having it would not KILL us. And thus it is not truly a need. What the heck do you think people did before the modern automobile? Starved?

And is getting to the Hobby Lobby a need? Wow, more chuckles.

Traci - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Carol:

LOL. Gasoline is a necessity? Ever heard of legs? Bicycles? You gals make me chuckle.



Yes...gas is definitely a necessity, Carol.  The nearest grocery store to my home is 15 minutes away by car....how would I drag my three kids and groceries there and back without my SUV?  That would have to be an awfully large bike!  lol  That's just a bare bones market without much product...it takes me even longer to get to Super WalMart...Michaels....Hobby Lobby...Target and all those other great stores I frequent.  Plus, gas, diesel, etc. are what fuel our big semi trucks that bring all our cool stuff to the stores!  Food, clothing, lumber, building materials....our quality of life would be greatly diminished without our beloved gas (or diesel...or petrol...or whatever you like to call it).  It is most definitely a necessity. 

Isobel - posted on 10/19/2009

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i think that's what we call natural gas :) though not many cars run on it...mostly just homes and BBQs

Jodi - posted on 10/19/2009

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Petroleum and gasoline are two different things here. Most cars are on petrol, but others have gas conversion, which is a gaseous product (and much better for the environment), as opposed to the liquid product (petrol), if that makes sense, LOL :)

Isobel - posted on 10/19/2009

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same reason we think a fanny is your bum...it's our understanding that gasoline is a product of petrolium :)

Jodi - posted on 10/19/2009

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Depends where you live as to whether petrol (gas) is a necessity :)



Why do you guys call it gas anyway? Isn't it petroleum (petrol), not gasoline???

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2009

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Lol , Carol i NEVER drive it's always been me and my skateboard and now i am a mumma i pram it everywhere , i would hate to think how much money i would waste buying petrol !!



Not that i dont think they are great inventions just prefer other methods.

Johnny - posted on 10/19/2009

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LOL. Gasoline is a necessity? Ever heard of legs? Bicycles? You gals make me chuckle.

Traci - posted on 10/18/2009

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Quoting Jenn:



Quoting Traci:



Stop buying the Elle mags, the Cosmo mags, the Glamour mags...send a message with your dollars. You can write letters till you are blue in the face, but when it comes down to it, the only way to change things is to stop purchasing it or cancel your subscription. Most importantly, don't let your teenage daughters consume this garbage, that's what I plan to do.






Yeah....that whole 'boycott' thing worked great with the Exxon-Valdez spill.  People really banded together for a great cause and ruined that company.....






 






 






BTW.........how much are you paying for gas this month?





 



 



I don't see how the boycott (or lack thereof)  of an oil tanker correlates to someone not throwing a Cosmo on top of their groceries in the checkout lane though....one is a basic necessity and one is a frivolous purchase. 



Actually, $2.38- $2.49 a gallon....I don't think that is an unreasonable amount at all.

Johnny - posted on 10/17/2009

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Hmmm... I haven't bought an Elle, Glamour, Cosmo, etc. for years and I still feel crappy about my body. Our entire society is constructed to expect women to look a certain "most attractive" way that very few women fit into. Even the beautiful Hollywood celebrities that are so idolized have body issues, because no one has the PERFECT figure. It comes from within, it comes from the people around you valuing you for more than appearance. If you've got that, no matter what images you are seeing, you'll know that you are beautiful just the way you are. From an early age, my mother constantly reminded me to suck in my "gut". This despite the fact that until puberty, I was actually drastically underweight. It sticks with you, and for me, always eats at the self-confidence I build up in other areas.

I totally agree with Jo, we each find different and unique things attractive. I love bald men. And they need to be tall with a perky behind. Drop dead sexy IMO. As long as a man has no hair, is at least 6' and has a nice ass, he can be fat or thin, hairy or hairless (body), goofy looking or "handsome" , with no facial hair or a beard of the ages. Doesn't matter. But try telling that to all those men who spend millions of dollars each year on hair replacement systems and rogaine. There are even sexy bald men all over Hollywood, but still, guys will do anything to cover that scalp. Why, because our society teaches nice hair = virility. And no amount of bald action hero hotties showing up on tv and in the movies is going to change that.

Women have been trying to alter their bodies for ever, just as men have been trying to cover up their bald spots. I think that the only way it will change is if we teach our sons and daughters about their worth outside their appearance. And that ain't ever going to happen as longs as Toddlers and Tiaras is on tv.

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Quoting Traci:



Stop buying the Elle mags, the Cosmo mags, the Glamour mags...send a message with your dollars. You can write letters till you are blue in the face, but when it comes down to it, the only way to change things is to stop purchasing it or cancel your subscription. Most importantly, don't let your teenage daughters consume this garbage, that's what I plan to do.



Yeah....that whole 'boycott' thing worked great with the Exxon-Valdez spill.  People really banded together for a great cause and ruined that company.....



 



 



BTW.........how much are you paying for gas this month?

Natalie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Quoting dana:

Well, hells bells. I get Glamour every month and it doesn't take a genius to know the women/girls are touched up and it's all fake. They have awesome articles-seriously. It's actually a magazine that can be quite empowering to women in many ways.



It's true that the articles can be great. It's so strange how the words are all about loving yourself as you are, and being in the best shape for YOU, but the article is illustrated by photos of overtouched models. They talk about loving your body, then try to sell you jeans with a slimming spandex panel. They can tell me all day long that my average-sized figure is beautiful, but I won't believe it until they show me some beautiful average-sized women. Actions speak louder than words. Without the imagery, I'd find it empowering. With it, the words just seem insincere.



I personally love Cosmo, and I probably won't stop reading it, even though it makes me feel crappy.

Dana - posted on 10/17/2009

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Well, hells bells. I get Glamour every month and it doesn't take a genius to know the women/girls are touched up and it's all fake. They have awesome articles-seriously. It's actually a magazine that can be quite empowering to women in many ways.

Natalie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Ok, her BMI is 17.2. 18.5 is underweight, 17.5 is anorexic. I'd say such unrealistic expectations create a hazardous work environment.

JL - posted on 10/17/2009

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I try not to buy into the beauty myth that is perpetuated on women and I try to enforce in my daughter that is her heart, soul, and intellect that make her beautiful. I do not buy any of those magazines and I never will. I don't need to stare at a picture of a women that has gone through hours of hair and makeup and been digitally enhanced to get a sense of myself as a women.

Traci - posted on 10/16/2009

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I think if the model does not fit the company's expectation, then they have every right to fire her. That is a business decision of theirs and I'm sure models have clauses in their contracts about their weight or looks. From that point forward, it is up to us to vote with our pocketbooks. It's our own fault we are bombarded with such images all day long--we are buying it. Once people stop buying, the companies will change things up to boost sales...gotta love that free market of ours :)



Stop buying the Elle mags, the Cosmo mags, the Glamour mags...send a message with your dollars. You can write letters till you are blue in the face, but when it comes down to it, the only way to change things is to stop purchasing it or cancel your subscription. Most importantly, don't let your teenage daughters consume this garbage, that's what I plan to do.

?? - posted on 10/16/2009

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Thanks Dana :)



I just got a picture of Tom Hanks and John Travolta nekkid... lol eww



I find confidence to be an attractive quality. I think there is distinct relationship between confidence, decency and self respect too though. I think that women in particular are put in a position to have all 3 of those qualities manipulated.



Woman are told to be CONFIDENT in their appearance and they end up being over confident and wearing (or not wearing) something that ends up compromising any hints of self respect by appearing to be an indecent attitude, outfit, etc, etc, etc that reflects their body image in a not so desirable way.



Ex: extremely thin & extremely overweight women wearing miniskirt & belly baring tubetop. Both outfits take confidence to wear but neither woman should wear such an indecent outfit without the expectation of people thinking there is a lack of self respect, a lack of decency and an over confidence that needs to be addressed.



I am not against people wearing whatever they want too - but - you just have to accept that you're going to get a reaction either way when you do something, wear something, act certain ways. I think we should be teaching ALL of our children that confidence, self respect and decency can all go hand in hand in a very beautiful way without needing to go over the top and be thinner, thicker, skinnier, fatter, taller, shorter, whatever it is to achieve it.



Weight should be a health issue ONLY, never an image issue.

Dana - posted on 10/16/2009

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Oh, and thank you Jo. Had I been on last night I pretty much would have said what you did. So I'd like to say you're brilliant. lol

Dana - posted on 10/16/2009

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My husband saw my Glamour magazine the other day. There is an article of a women who posed nude, she was the average size woman in America. It was a huge thing, she's been on TV programs for it. He pointed out that everyone is praising her but, what if Glamour put an average size man in the mag. Would we all (women) think he was so hot? His fat roll, his hairy chest and flawed skin. Every man they show has a kickin six pack, waxed chest and a tight ass ( the lasy sentence are my words lol). I thought it was a pretty interesting point.

Isobel - posted on 10/16/2009

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On a serious note...there is a reason I asked my grade 3 daughter to look at this picture. In grade 1, my (swimming, running, jumping gymnastics doing, six-pack ab sporting) 6 year old daughter was made fun of by her naturally thin friend for being "chubby".

Her other friend (part of a trio) whispered to her later (intended as a form of comforting) that it was OK, that she was chubby too (again a rail of a child)...that all she needed to do was suck in her stomach "like this" whenever the boys came by.

We have been having conversations about body image, healthy vs non-healthy, and our culture's unrealistic portrayal of female beauty. But I am studying marketing, so I am also teaching my children to recognize when they are being manipulated by the media in general (I know...fun mom, eh?)

I find it ironic that somehow women are the ones spurring this trend on. Men could care less (on the whole), but we continue to torture ourselves with this notion of beauty that is, by and large, impossible to achieve.

JL - posted on 10/16/2009

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My husband is a butt man..thankfully this lady got junk in her trunk..LOL.

Jodi - posted on 10/15/2009

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Jo, I understand. I should have worded it all differently. Forgive me all, I've had a crappy few days with a lot on my mind, so sometimes I am not really thinking as clearly as I usually do :) Even my kids tell me I am grumpy at the moment!!!

Jodi - posted on 10/15/2009

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Thank you Jo. And as I said, there was no intent to be insensitive, I don't agree it is entirely irrelevant, simply because girls starve themselves to be model thin, emulating these models, thinking this is what is attractive to the opposite sex, when in actual fact, studies done in attempts to combat this issue have shown that the evolutionary nature of partner selection has shown otherwise. That is not to say that men don't vary in their tastes at all, just that there is a programmed cultural preference and girls shouldn't believe this push towards thinness to believe they are attractive. So we can agree to disagree as to the relevance on that one.

?? - posted on 10/15/2009

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( I think ) Dana was simply pointing out that saying "Men don't find skinny attractive anyhow" or anything along those lines is pointless and gets redundant EVERYTIME body image is brought up. Which is completely understandable.



Also, I would bet large women are also probably equally annoyed with hearing "Men prefer to look at big tits a small waist and tight ass" everytime the discussion of what is attractive comes up.



I know men that prefer lil women or big women, blondes brunettes, tall, skinny, chubby, fat, all sorts of women. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so who gives a rats ass what the studies show; the random "men prefer ________ over this ________" is irrelevant and insensitive.

Jodi - posted on 10/15/2009

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Quoting Jo:

Jodi, I am sorry you felt the need to be bitchy to Dana but I can completely understand what she is saying and she was completely respectful to you, your attitude is completely uncalled for and very unnecessary, please get off YOUR soap box.


My apologies, I didn't intend to be bitchy.  I was intending to point out that I was also not intending to insult anyone.  As I said, I have been skinny all my life until fairly recently (age catches up) and even now am at my heaviest in my life at 120lb (5'7") at age 40.  If someone had said that exact same thing to me, or I had read that, it actually wouldn't have bothered me, so I didn't see it as insensitive at all.

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Jodi, I am sorry you felt the need to be bitchy to Dana but I can completely understand what she is saying and she was completely respectful to you, your attitude is completely uncalled for and very unnecessary, please get off YOUR soap box.

Jodi - posted on 10/15/2009

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Quoting dana:

Now, I have to address something else here. Jodi, you said that the majority of men DON'T LIKE thin women,and actually find these stick figures extremely unattractive,no matter how beautiful the face. As someone who is skinny and have struggled with it all of my teenage life and early adulthood, this kind of statement pisses me off. Why do people find it necessary to put others down to feel better about themselves. Men like women of all sizes and I can assure you I have had no problem having men attracted to me. I think it's time to quit adding the sentence, Men don't find skinny attractive anyhow, everytime body image is brought up.


 



Dana, I have spent my life being skinny too, so you can get off your soap box now.  Believe it or not I have often been asked if I am anorexic.  It doesn't piss me off at all, I just brush it off because I am who I am by nature, you are just being overly sensitive.  Research has shown that most men prefer some curves.  Look it up. 

Isobel - posted on 10/15/2009

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I pulled my eight year old over to see this picture and asked for her thoughts...she said someone posted one ladies head onto another ladies body. It looks silly.

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I just wanted to point out, the only thing I added to the post was "Thoughts?" lol

Natalie - posted on 10/15/2009

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I don't think it's even possible to be as thin as the photoshopped image without being dead. It looks like her ribs and hips were shattered and compressed.

I remember in 2006-ish, models were rejected from a show in Madrid for being too thin if their BMI was below 18. I'm not sure if that's fair either, but I did appreciate the sentiment of putting average sized women in their show. In the end, it was more of a publicity stunt than genuine commitment to change, but it was nice at the time.

I think I'm more offended by how obvious it is that the image is altered. How stupid do they think we are?

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The fashoin industry pays a lot of lip service to using fuller figured models, but they don't mean a word of it. The truth is contoversy sells. If they use a skinny model and get criticism for it, it brings attention to their brand. Perhaps if everyone ignored these skinny images, they would go away and they would start using models that make the clothes look good. As long as we keep giving them the attention they will carry on using them. The media should just ignore them and stop writing articles about them.

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Dear God, if she's fat, then, at 5'3 and 125lbs, I must be morbidly obese! Funny, I never saw myself as such...nor did I think anyone else did, either. Thank you, Ralph Lauren, for showing me what a fat pig I truly am! ;-)

Jodi - posted on 10/14/2009

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I think it is extremely irresponsible of the media to glamourise such values. It is not people like you or I who care, because we are mature enough (one would hope anyway!!) to realise that these impossibly skinny models are either just freaks of nature or they throw up after they eat. However, young girls are very impressionable and are highly likely to be influenced by the fashion magazines - after all, that is their intention.



So to PHOTOSHOP a model to be thinner, to me, is utterly digusting. It is enough of a struggle for young girls to learn to feel comfortable with themselves and maintain their self-esteem without this sort of dishonesty. I know some magazines have a policy NOT to use photoshop at all, and others have a policy whereby they add a byline to a photo if it has been photoshopped, but it really shouldn't be done at all to change the appearance of the model.



As my husband says, these models look like they need a bloody hamburger - truthfully, the majority of men DON"T LIKE thin women, and actually find these stick figures extremely unattractive, no matter how beautiful the face. So why idealise them to our daughters!!



I actually refuse to buy any fashion/women's magazines out of principle.

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