I've never really paid much attention to the whole 'size zero debate', mainly because some people just naturally are size zero and telling them how ugly and undesirable they are doesn't solve anything. I just think people are the size they are and if it's not a health risk just leave them to it. However, I read an interview in the paper today that really made my blood boil.
Peaches Geldof is the face of a new underwear campaign aimed at young girls. I've never been her biggest fan, she has nice clothes but is kind of annoying to be honest, so I give her a wide berth. But if she's gonna go around saying she's a plus size model then I'm gonna take that as a personal insult. Yes, she said that. The interview I read this morning was all about how she's a role model for bigger girls because they look at how 'curvy' she is and find that inspiring...this woman is a size eight!! That's the smallest size many highstreet shops stock! If Peaches is plus size then what does that make the rest of the world?!
The interview came complete with a paparazzi photograph of Peaches frolicking around on the beach in her swimming togs looking quite sweet and normal...with a caption underneath talking about how it doesn't bother her how 'unflattering and wobbly' this photo makes her look! If that's the case then I spend my life walking around being unflattering and wobbly because that's the way I myself and most humans appear! I just can't wrap my head around it...
It makes me sick how she seems to really think she's being a role model. I've read interviews with her where she condemns fashion magazines for 'making people feel ugly'. Maybe she should look around at the rest of the world before she starts going on about how 'curvy' and 'pear shaped' she is because she's not making anyone feel good but herself.