They were obviously scared and very concerned, since they didn’t respond whatsoever. So, let’s have some fun and blast ’em!
Per Lani below:
I read an article in Teen Vogue that pissed me off. Basically, they admitted that while being tall and thin is not the norm, they were not going to change that any time soon.
The little article goes something like this:THE REAL SKINNY
“With body image dominating the headlines lately,- models and starlets shrinking while most of America fattens up- we formed a panel of TEEN VOGUE readers to get their take on the subject. The girls sound off in”WEIGHTY ISSUE” (page 138), attributing much of the pressure to be superslender to the media and their images of pin-thin glamour. At TEEN VOGUE, we spend a lot of time with teeny-weeny models and celebs in the course of a days work, and none of us expect ourselves to look like them. Here comes the punchline:
Keep in mind that high-fashion models are, by definition on specific physical type- tall and lanky- the better to show off the clothes.
And actresses who also spend their careers before the unforgiving camera, face similar demands. It may be part of their job to be slim- but it is yours to be healthy and fit. YOU don’t have to measure up to the hollywood or model agency standards, which and be unreasonable even for professionals. In our stories, fifteen-year-old Tyler says it best: I don’t take celeb culture too personally: They’re them, and I’m me.”Above the article featured a picture with two emaciated grinning models. The caption says “model bodies: born thin.”I see one big flaw in their logic: the magazine is selling clothes that the readers want to look good in. The models look good in the clothes. Therefore, the reader wants to be thin. By saying to not compare yourself to models is the same as saying don’t buy the clothes. But that defeats the purpose of the magazine, so it’s obvious that they don’t really mean that. And they still expect you to want to be thin, because there are diet ads and makeup ads throughout the entire thing! Got to love Lani! Is this kid a genious or what. She sums up the whole problem and farce with the fashion industry in the above paragraph.
Girls, give her a hand will ya!
What to you think 99% of of the girl population thinks when she views these images? I AM FAT, FAT, FAT.
Is this girl 12? Where’s her mother? What is up with the sexpot shoes?
When I went to grab these images from Teeny Vogue’s site, I was greeted by the ad shown below, it was flashing at the top of the page.
Note to fashion industry: YOU HAVE LOST YOUR FRICKEN MIND.
As Lani would say “Ahhh, rant over.”