Jun 26, 2008

Do you consider this fat? Supermodel Karolina Kurkova was labeled fat by Brazilian newspapers when she walked down the runway at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in a bikini. Now I know as black people we have different standards when it comes to weight issues, but that doesn't mean we are not affected by the images that are put out there by the media especially when it comes from the fashion industry. This European standard of beauty has infilitrated our community and become just as toxic. Blacks are suffering from cases of anorexia and bulimia just as whites.

I know that by any standard Ms. Kurkova would not be considered fat, but what do you think we can do to really combat these images put forth by the media and the fashion industry. What say thee...
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2 comments:

  1. I don't think she is "fat" at all. Our society once adored the Dorothy Dandridge's and Marilyn Monroe's. I hope this negativity has not affected her self esteem.

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  2. dont worry, her self esteem is probably more influenced by her paycheck, which is probably "fat" too, son!

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