Last week was an eventful one for Leslie Jones–first, she Tweeted that designers wouldn’t help her find a dress for the Ghostbusters premiere setting off alarms for every body positive woman on the face of the earth rushing to her defense. And then Pret-A-Porter decided to ask prominent Hollywood stylists why she can’t find a dress when she’s in one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year that was met with tons of deserved criticism, since the stylists basically blamed Leslie for not going to buy a dress herself knowing her size.
Really, the only good things to come out of this horrible situation was that Christian Siriano immediately tweeted at her and invited her to his studio, and that fellow models defended her publicly, like Barbie Ferreira, who were happily ready to point out the hypocrisy of the fashion industry.
My favorite part? When Barbie said, “Fatphobia in the fashion industry is a brilliant actress in a huge film having stylists refusing to work for her to find a dress (frankly kind of lazy for that since we all find clothes our own size and it’s your job). I’ve had this happen to me and I hope it would be just because of the timing or my lack of experience etc but seeing this hurts my heart. Even if we work hard to be amazing people still refuse to work with us or dress us in their clothes due to their hatred of curves and fat.”
Speak the truth Barbie! We need to hear more women speaking up like her.