Topshop removed photos of model Codie Young after critics called her too skinny.
So DOES the media has influence on (young) women? The result of most of the research says it doesn’t has any influence.
But now it’s confirmed by removing the pictures of this model. Fashionworld, please wake up!
You would expect from me as a ‘size HERO’ I would promote this kind of actions.
But I think it’s hypocritical from the whole fashion scene! They tell us the consument doesn’t want to see ‘plussize’ models, but too skinny is the opposite! I think it’s time to see more diversity and more ‘healthy looking’ models!
Codie Young is a natural skinny girl, I appreciate this and of course she can work as a model!
The same as the healthy models in other sizes! But in this time the media must be really careful to give the wrong message! It’s better to show a girl in a real size 6 or 8! She should NOT have been the victim of this ‘size-war’.
Karen Easthall, who runs an anorexia support group in Norfolk, said: “This is absolutely outrageous in 2011, seeing models this thin. She clearly looks like a size zero. A disturbing picture of a stick-thin model can cause problems with young girls, who may try to copy them. Topshop should know better.”
Meanwhile, Codie defended herself on her own blog codie-young
“This is very hurtful to me as I am naturally skinny; and anyone who knows me would know that I have been naturally skinny my entire life as my dad is 6’5 tall and skinny an my mum is also skinny, not to mention that my entire family on my dads side are all tall and skinny like me!”