Is It Cruel To Have Plus Size Models Shoot Videos Next To Skinny Ones?

I’m starting to think Sports Illustrated is pulling off borderline cruel tricks on some of their plus size models.

As a staunch defender of women’s rights, I have always fought for women to have the right to prance around in a swimsuit and pose for magazines. After all, we don’t live in the oppressed regions of the Middle East. We should celebrate our freedom at every turn and opportunity.

However, I think SI is starting to play games, and not the fun kind. The famous publication released a video on Instagram of Georgia Gibbs and plus size model Kate Wasley. Hold on because you’ve never seen me do what I’m about to do before.

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I actually feel bad for Wasley, and I think SI knew exactly what they were doing when they released this video. You don’t have Gibbs and Wasley together in a video by accident. No, this is a coordinated attempt to draw a comparison between the two. It’d be like having me stand next to Matthew Stafford for ESPN, and then have the magazine run a story about how we’re equal.

It’s classless and wrong.

There’s no debate about where I stand on the plus size model issue. I think it’s stupid to promote them to a male audience. I also think having Wasley stand next to a smoke show is equally stupid.

Every guy who sees this video is going to have the exact same conversation I’ve had a few times today. I’m sure SI thought this would just fly over our heads, but not on my watch.

It’s mean and unnecessary to have a plus size model pose with a regular one. Shame, shame SI.

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