Daily Talker: Fat-Shaming Apology

28 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Just another day of fat, white and hideous’: Fashion label Lilly Pulitzer slammed by customers after images taken inside the company’s office reveal fat-shaming cartoons posted on the walls.

The issue began when New York Magazine was doing a behind-the-scenes story at the company’s main offices near Philadelphia. Fashion label Lilly Pulitzer has been blasted by customers after an image of the company’s headquarters was published, which showed two fat-shaming cartoons posted on the walls of an office. In this photo, Camila Alves, Kate Bosworth, Bella Thorne, and Ellie Kemper attended the wildly popular Lilly Pulitzer For Target Collaboration at Bryant Park Grill on April 15 in NYC.

Two images of a woman are hung on a wall next to a bikini top and a sign that says “I’m just saying.” The captions read, “Just another day of fat, white and hideous… You should probably just kill yourself,” and “Put it down, carb face.” Jane Schoenborn, Vice President of Creative Communications, addressed the cartoons in an email to The Huffington Post. “These illustrations were the work of one individual and were posted in her personal work area,” she wrote. “While we are an employer that does encourage people to decorate their own space, we are a female-dominated company and these images do not reflect our values. We apologize for any harm this may have caused.” The kerfuffle comes a few weeks after some accused the designer’s new collaboration with Target of discriminating against plus-sized customers; while all sizes up to 14 are carried in stores, larger sizes are only available online. Almost immediately, readers went from cooing over Olivia Maurer (an adorable 14-month girl featured in the slideshow) to booing over a photograph of two snarky cartoons. In January, the brand’s plus-size customers were left furious after it was revealed that the plus sizes of the Lilly Pulitzer collection for Target would only be sold online and not in stores.

The disappointing revelation only came to light after a customer queried a Target spokesperson on its plans for plus size stock of the collection via its Twitter account. ‘The question is, is [plus] size going to be sold in every store carrying the line or select store[s] of the standard online online,’ FatGirl_fashion tweeted, to which a Target representative replied: ‘… Plus, we’ve got our eyes on a statement accessory that’s guaranteed to liven up any outfit you’ve got this season. “This week I officially (and gleefully!) found my go-to lipstick for summer 2015. It’s a bright orange, almost neon coral tint from Clinique and it was love at first sight swipe.” —Cinya Burton, Style Senior Editor “Summer’s in the super-near distance (Memorial Day weekend, anyone?), which means a new printed mini is in order.

I’ve found one in the latest crop of dresses at H&M: The leafy print on this navy-and-yellow number will work well to offset my gold summer sandals, and the flattering fit-and-flare silhouette doesn’t hurt either.” —Nicole Adlman, Style Writer “Every once in a while you come across an online store that seems to hold every dress, bag and shoe your heart desires. While I talk myself out of that, this dress will do very nicely!” —Jacqueline Lee, Photo Editor “Necklaces are my thing, and this Alexis Bittar version (although pricy) just made me go weak at the knees. True, this item is expensive, but considering how often I plan on wearing it, it’s more than worth it.” —Lindsey Sirera, Style Intern It pretty much goes without saying now that you can expect at least one major cape moment on the biggest red carpets of the season, and we’re not complainin’.

From Gwyneth Paltrow’s structured Tom Ford cape gown at the 2012 Oscars (she may not have originated the trend, but she definitely brought it back into the sartorial lexicon) to Lupita Nyong’o’s crimson Ralph Lauren gown at the 2014 Golden Globes, stars have been playing caped crusader in seriously covetable clothing. (We gotta mention that there’s even been an Edna Mode-worthy “No Capes!” snafu by Madonna.) Most recently, Nikki Reed stepped out at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in a breathtaking, navy Azzaro Couture gown featuring a floor-sweeping tulle cape—which made us dig through the archives for other show-stopping (and superhero-inspired) celeb looks. And while Blake Lively (sadly) wasn’t there to school the crowd on super-human style this year, there were style a few sartorial stars who rose to the occasion.

In true supermodel fashion, Doutzen Kroes came to Cannes equipped with an array of sultry dresses, but none stood out more than this one-shoulder cutout Atelier Versace number. Charlize Theron nailed the refined-fun look in an eye-catching lemon Christian Dior dress, and Emma Stone gave off a distinct bridal vibe in a pale blue halter dress also by Christian Dior. Don’t even worry about it, because now you can just come back with, ” uses one, so back off.” (That’s not guaranteed to work, but it’s better than just standing there and feeling ashamed.) The A-list celeb was spotted strolling the streets of New York City, and aside from his long locks pulled back into a baseball cap and that extremely bushy beard he’s got going on, there was one thing we just couldn’t ignore—Leonardo DiCaprio was walking around the Big Apple holding a selfie stick. There’s no telling if Leo was making a video for pals or just snapping a few pictures for the fun of it, because he hasn’t documented any of his glorious captures on any of his social media. In fact, DiCaprio recently made headlines after he dropped more than $13,000 on a Chanel purse for his leading lady while attending the Heart Fund Gala in Cannes.

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