Size 4 model fired for being too fat??

@mommyboo (13191)
United States
October 14, 2009 6:27pm CST
a 5'10, 120 lb size 4 model was fired from Ralph Lauren after something like 8 years working for them because she could no longer fit in the 'sample' clothes the company gave her to wear! What is going on here? When someone who is 5'10 is expected to wear size TWO, we have a problem! Isn't this devastating? What message are we sending our young girls in this society? See link below: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33307721/ns/today-today_fashion_and_beauty/?GT1=43001
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yeah, I heard about this earlier today. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall she is not suppossed to be a size 4. She should be a size 8 at very least. 120 pounds is very this for someone that tall, and not a healthy weight at all and they are saying she is too fat, and can not fit in her clothes. Unless they are selling clothes that tall they must only be able to sell the anorexic models and manequins. Maybe Ralph Lauren would make more actual sales if they sold clothes to real women. I think this is totally disgusting. If someone 5 10" is suppossed to be a size 2 then what size is a woman 5 "1 suppossed to wear 4T (T is for toddler)? This is what one of those things that is wrong with this world.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 09
And they wonder why young women have such unrealistic expectations, low self esteem, poor body image, etc.
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@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
this is unbelievable. the society is so cruel, well the fashion society for that matter. Letting the girls to believe the false truth that they are sending.
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• Philippines
22 Nov 09
I read about this.while I would like to be part of the fashion industry,I would be what they consider as "black sheep".if I become a fashion designer,I don't want my creations to be modeled by size 0 and 2 models.clothes actually look more attractive when worn by curvy girls.it is also a bit realistic because not everyone is size 0 and 2.I would be creating a line for size 10-15 girls.I don't like a model whose ribs are jutting out of her skin.
• Australia
28 Oct 09
I guess that's another brand name I'll be avoiding in the future. I won't support companies that cause damage to girl's (and boys) fragile egos. Firing someone because they aren't skinny enough is just wrong! If you want a coathanger thin model, then make one out of wax and leave the ladies alone to eat and lead normal, healthy lives! The health risks that these super skinny models are facing, or will face in the future are awful! Forget about having kids, because without a certain percentage of body fat, you can't get pregnant, and even if you do, the pregnancy is at risk of termination every second. And for girls who want to be thin because you think it makes you feel better, find something else to control. Accept that no matter your size, you are a beautiful person more for the way you smile and treat people than anything else. Be proud to have curves, because that means your body is healthy - oh, and you cope with the winter months a lot better too. Trust the advice from someone who was that skinny once, but who is much happier now she can sit down without having to sit on a cusion all the time.