Why I Have a New Obsession with Calvin Klein

Models be skinny.

I mean, models be skiiiiiiiinny!

But that’s the idea, right? Models are skinny, so that they look fabulous wearing the clothes the rest of us look just, “eh”, in. I sort of thought we were all okay with this. Models are models and the rest of us are normal people. Different breeds altogether. But I get it; nowadays, models are catching heat for setting a bad example for young, impressionable girls. Their bodies tell us that thin is beautiful and that if we want to look and feel beautiful, then we too, must be waif-like.

Because as Kate Moss says, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Obviously Kate Moss has never eaten a chocolate-covered double stuffed Oreo, but that’s her bad.

But back to the skinny bitches. Through the magic of social media, people all over the world are launching a Twitter-rampage at the design house of Calvin Klein, for his use of “plus-size” model Myla Dalbesio (who is a size 10).

“What qualifies you to be a Plus Size model for Calvin Klein?” “I’ve gained 45 lbs. since birth.” “Too heavy. Next!”
 Calvin Klein‘s new “plus size” model lol excuse me while I go starve
 Absolutely disgusting that Calvin Klein class this model as “plus size” no wonder so many girls hate their body
Heavy sigh. Alright, I totally get this. This Myla girl is stunning. She’s got a body that will. not. quit. and she’s definitely not someone I would label as “plus-size”, but why are we complaining about this? Calvin Klein has not once made a statement about the use of a “plus-sized” model, in fact, they’ve done quite the opposite, stating they hired Myla “to communicate that our new line is more inclusive and available in several silhouettes in an extensive range of sizes.”
So they’re saying they hired a normal-er looking woman to try and appeal to normal-isn looking woman? GASP! How dare they?
Why are we not celebrating that Calvin Klein is trying to change the norms – even if it is just to sell a few extra t-HONGs? I, for one, am thankful to see a model who is all about that bass and I’m not going to split hairs over the fact that she’s a size 10 and not a 14 – at least she’s not a Photoshoped size 00. Baby steps people, baby steps. We women need to stand together and applaud this kind of progress, not turn our noses up at it because it’s not exactly what we want. Rome wasn’t built in a day, let’s keep the ball rolling, keep our eyes on the prize, fight the good fight… oaky, I sort of lost myself a little bit here, but you get the idea. Let’s make this small change, the first of many.
And while we’re at it, can we all take a pledge to stop supporting female music artists who dress like they are about to perform at an S&M convention? Yeah, I’m talking to you Nicki Minaj. Are you even making music anymore or are you just planning on gyrating your way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, stealing hooks from other artists along the way?
End of rant.

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