Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Danielle Brooks Calls Out 'America's Next Top Model' For Not Having Plus Sized Models


COME FOR THEM MAMA!!!!

'Orange is the New Black' and 'Color Purple' star Danielle Brooks is firing back at the newest reincarnation of 'America's Next Top Model', and their omission of any plus sized models.

In an Instagram post posted last week, Brooks held nothing back, even referring to the show having plus size model Ashley Graham on the panel:

[This is not a bashing of any sort but an observation that wouldn't allow me to hold my 👅 ] As a plus woman being seen only 1% of the time is a real thing. Period. After watching #ANTM last night I was super excited to see my girl Ashley Graham but bummed out not to see any plus contestants. A curvy judge but no curvy contestants? 😕 Out of all 28 girls not one was plus. You had an Asian, African, a red head, transgender, an androgynous sister, even twins...(much love for that) but not 1 plus size woman-when 67% of women are plus in the US?? This could've been a perfect opportunity for them to highlight fabulous designers that also do plus fashion or highlight strictly plus designers that rarely get any shine. They could've also highlighted the struggles that come with being plus. We could've at least gotten to 2%. The plus competitor would've been able to lean on the fact that a reflection of herself (Ashley Graham) was in the room reminding her that her dream IS possible. All these things still would've moved us forward, and would've done more than me posting an IG post. Regardless, We are worth these incredible opportunities. We deserve to be seen. I'm going to continue to push back and speak up for that young girl that wants to model, wants to act, wants to be upfront and needs to be reminded that she is just as deserving as anyone else. ✌🏾️💋 #seethe67 #voiceofthecurves
A photo posted by Danielle Brooks (@daniebb3) on


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