Ashley Graham’s plus sized modeling phenomenon has opened the door for absolutely no other heavyset models. Maybe they need a wider door. It’s important to know when you’re a groundbreaking civil rights leader and when you’re just a corporate novelty act. Like the black college kids banks hire as summer interns then place prominently in the gratuitous office shot photo on the homepage of their websites and brochures.
Ashley Graham posted a photo of herself riding a bike in New York showing off a glaring amount of fatty pocketed legs.
A little cellulite never hurt nobody.. Stop judging yourself, embrace the things that society has called ‘ugly’. #lovetheskinyourein #beautybeyondsize.
Embrace the things that society has called ‘ugly’. You mean like rape and murder or were you thinking of something else?
There’s no shame in Ashley Graham’s act because she’s making herself a ton of money being the one single working fat model in the world. She’s tall and good looking and they had to pick somebody. Less helpful are the blindly adulating bloggers comparing the emotional healthiness of her overweight body acceptance with actual physical health.
The website the Greatist distinguishes itself from other health and healthy living news outlets with claims that it has a team of experts that review its content before publication to ensure scientific accuracy. Refreshing idea. Until you use your scientifically backed health site to laud the confidence of woman who refuses to lose unhealthy body fat. A little cellulite is a sign you’re a woman. A shit ton of cellulite on saddlebags is a sign you’re going to have huge health issues when you’re no longer 29. Forty-percent of women in the U.S. are obese. You called yourself the Greatist. Try not to kill too many people.
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