This time around, though, the media is to blame. Hitting an all-time low, it has managed to shroud this amazing photo of Myla Dalbesio in controversy.
First, Calvin Klein made news for casting the size 10 model in their latest underwear ads - which look gorgeous, by the way - and never said a word about her being plus-size or big. All they said in a New York Times interview was: “The Perfectly Fit line was created to celebrate and cater to the needs of different women, and these images are intended to communicate that our new line is more inclusive and available in several silhouettes in an extensive range of sizes.” We dig it.
Then ELLE came along and did an interview with Myla and, well, see for yourself how they captioned this photo:
Plus-size? Seriously, guys?
In the interview, Myla even tells the mag that that was never Calvin Klein's intention, saying, “It’s not like [Calvin Klein] released this campaign and were like ‘Whoa, look, there’s this plus size girl in our campaign.’ They released me in this campaign with everyone else; there’s no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls." Again, we dig it.
Countless women have spoken out about the matter on Twitter since and their anger and disappointment is understandable:
No, the fashion industry isn't innocent, but this time, we think the media's to blame for putting words in Calvin Klein's mouth and adding a backstory to its images that wasn't meant to be there.