Let’s Chat: Tom Ford & Lady Gaga’s Stylist Make Off-Color Comments About Fat People, When Will It Stop?
What’s with everyone talking bad about full-figured people? Remember when there was all this controversy because Maura Kelly, a blogger for Marie Claire criticized plus sizes after watching an episode of Mike & Molly? Saying that she finds them disgusting? Tom Ford and Lady Gaga’s stylist– Nicola Formichetti— both seem to suffer from the same form of diarrhea of the mouth.
Tom Ford didn’t learn his lesson from the last time he spoke publicly about fat people, saying back in December, fat women look better naked, “without the constraint and lumpy pinching of clothes, all the straps and elastic squeezing and sucking.” This time he is criticizing again by saying “Well, I have to say if we have to talk about things like this, Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat too.”
Oh, really Mr. Ford? I didn’t know you moonlighted as the Surgeon General?
The mastermind behind Lady Gaga’s outlandish outfits seems to think he is entitled to give his two cents publicly as well. Nicola, who is a stylist, said in W magazine that he doesn’t like to work with fat people because they make his job too hard.
Nicola, your job is to make people look good in clothing. And you should be able to do that no matter how challenging you consider someone’s size to be. Formichetti is now all over Facebook saying that he didn’t say anything offensive about bigger bodies.
I just want to know, when will this stop? Why do people feel it is OK to attack someone’s physical appearance or make off-color remarks? What gives them the right? And is it worse, that stylists/designers, who are in the perfect position to make people feel beautiful seem to have no problem saying these things publicly?
What do you think, Glamazons? I can’t be the only one crying foul here, right? When is the hate against people who aren’t stick-thin going to stop?