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Danish Magazine Cover Issues Apology for Publishing Underweight Model

February 27, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus


All the details from Daily Mail:

A magazine has been forced to apologise for using a ‘skeleton’-like model in its latest issue. The publisher of Danish magazine, Cover, Malene Malling called it a ‘sad day’ after online backlash and anger over the decision to feature Lululeika in a fashion feature. Malling said: ‘I have not lived up to my responsibility as a publisher, woman and mother and am truly sorry.’

The picture was originally posted on Reddit where many users rushed to comment on the appearance of the 16-year-old model whose full name is Lululeika Ravn Liep. One named ‘Lincolnparkafterdark,’ said: ‘I genuinely don’t understand how a look this emaciated can be considered beautiful or fashionable or sexy in any country/culture. This poor girl clearly needs help. It’s obvious she’s not healthy. It’s so detrimental to young girls around the world to glamorize eating disorders.’

After the apology was posted to the magazine’s Facebook many of their readers were still not happy. One woman commented: ‘[It is] Super easy for you to show all of them (us) who doubt the sincerity of your excuse that you really mean what you say. You donate simply last year’s profits to the Mental Health Foundation or the Association on Eating Disorders, so they can do something for all the girls daily battling anorexia !!!! [sic].’

The Danish Tax Minister Benny Englebrecht was one of many who took to Facebook and to voice his disgust at the image saying: ‘I seriously thought that the fashion industry had understood that anorexia is a problem that should be taken seriously.’


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Twiggy Brings Today’s Quotes

February 25, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Celebrity Quotes by Versus


On the fact that models don’t have to be gorgeous:

There are lots of gorgeous girls, but it’s not about that. Cara is so funny and sweet, you just want to hug her – she has so much personality. I think that’s what happened with me. The other models were so breathtaking, but I wasn’t really. I was funny and kooky. It’s about the whole package. Kate Moss is like that. I love Kate. She really makes me laugh. To have that extra whatever-it-is to take the world by storm is all to do with personality: it has to come from the inside as well.

On plastic surgery:

I haven’t had anything done yet. I’m not saying I won’t – I might. That is my prerogative. All I will say is that if you want to have things done, just get somebody good! The other reason is that I’m a bit of a coward! I don’t spend most of the time looking at myself in the mirror thinking: “oh god, I’ve got another wrinkle. There’s no happy ending for that.

… says 65 year-old Twiggy.


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Iggy Azalea Quits Twitter After Being Bullied for ‘Shocking’ Bikini Cellulite

February 20, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Iggy Azalea by Versus


Iggy Azalea was recently photographed in a bikini and shortly after, she dealt with a lot of criticism on Twitter regarding her ‘shocking cellulite’. Here’s what Iggy said:

(1) Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol.

(2) I just want to have peace and relaxation time without a perve with long distance lense hiding out taking pictures, everyone deserves peace.

(3) I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that.

(4) To become nasty because of the way I feel iam treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling.

(5) But I also want to let my fans know iam taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining.

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Halle Berry on Plastic Surgery: “It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you”

February 17, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Halle Berry by Versus


On plastic surgery:

“It is pressure. When you see everybody around you doing it, you have those moments when you think, “To stay alive in this business, do I need to do the same thing?” I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me. “You know if you just did a little bit of this and that, lift this up, then this would be a little bit better.” It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like. I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does, and it is not so much about my physical self. Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us. I think of those women that I thought aged so beautifully, like Lena Horn. Even how Jane Fonda is aging — I don’t know what she has or hasn’t done, but she looks beautiful as she’s going about her way. I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”

On Aging:

“We have to stop wanting to look like that decade before. We have to stop coveting that. Let it go and embrace it now and really be OK. It’s easy to say, I guess, but that’s the goal.”

… says 48 year-old Halle.

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Dascha Polanko: ‘I love being thick. I love having things to move around′

February 14, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus


Orange Is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco recently opened up about sample sizes and body image – here are her thoughts:

On body image:

“When I saw myself on screen for the first time in Orange, I was like cringing because I looked so big. I didn’t look curvy, I just looked big. And I felt like, ‘That’s not me.’ So I started working out. You know what? I’m never going to be a size zero. And I don’t want to be. I love being thick. I love having things to move around. To twerk with! I just want to keep it together and I want to have it controlled. I want to be able to control it. Not it control me.”

On sample sizes:

“It was very frustrating at the beginning. It was really disappointing, and I was like ‘I’m depressed.’ And [frustrated noise] I want to wear color when I have shoots or …. what am I doing? I like to show a little bit, you know? I want wear color, I like neon colors, I like white. I hate that term ‘sample size.’ We’ve gotta come up with a different term than sample size.”


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