Posted Thu, September 2, 2010 5:16pm EST

Designers Discriminate Against My Curves! ”Mad Men Star Christina Hendricks Speaks Out!

Christina and Kim Cattrall are among the actresses who say their curves aren’t accepted in Hollywood and that it isn’t acceptable to be over a size 2. Is that fair? I say NO WAY!

Christina Hendricks is a beautiful woman – with her curves, red hair hair, real breasts and pale skin, she looks exactly like a Botticelli angel. So why then has she been made to feel like her fuller figure is a bad thing?

“People have been saying some nice, wonderful things about me. Yet not one designer in town will loan me a dress!” the 35-year-old Mad Men star told the Daily Mail. ‘They only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.”

We’d be hard-pressed to believe that designers WOULDN’T want Christina wearing their clothing, especially as she’s consistently earning raves for her high glam style – but because she’s not built like a little boy, she’s still losing out. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one.

“I’m not a sample size like Sarah [Jessica Parker] and Kristin [Davis]. I couldn’t wear a lot of the clothes the young designers would send us,” Kim Cattrall complained to Vogue UK of the discrepancy between her size and that of her super-small Sex and the City co-stars. “I’d wear a lot of vintage – some of things I wore were like pieces of art. I was never into any of Charlotte’s sweet dresses or Sarah’s outfits,” she added.

But there’s more! “I want to be healthy, but in a industry where you can’t wear a sample size because it’s like a 0 or 2, it makes you feel bad about yourself. To go to photo shoot, its like, ‘Ugh, God, can’t you just at least get a regular size, like a 6 or 8 or something?” singer Mandy Moore has said.

And while Mandy seems annoyed by the weight discrimination, Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Prince of Persia love interest, Gemma Arterton, is downright pissed off at the industry – and by the designers. “It is  ridiculous,” she told the Daily Mail. “I went to a designer the other day — who will remain nameless — and he said to me ‘I’m amazed that you’re fitting into these sample sizes.’‘I’m a size eight to ten [US sizes four to six]! The only way that I could ever be a size six is if I didn’t eat. I’m not naturally meant to be that size, and I just feel like there’s a responsibility to people who aren’t that size to make that known. ‘All I can do, I think, is try to look good.”

We’re with Gemma – there is a PROBLEM with the industry when 4 is considered fat. Stick thin starlets like AnnaLynne McCord or Taylor Momsen are who fashion designer’s choose as their muses; their weight is considered ‘normal.’  It’s no wonder women have such body issues — if we’re being told that five pounds of body fat is a crime, it’s only going to promote self-hatred.

Christina, Gemma, Mandy and Kim are all gorgeous gals and, quite importantly, happy with who they are. They are REAL women, with boobs, butts and everything in between. My suggestion? If designers want to put their duds on clothes hangers, they can  head on down to Bed, Bath & Beyond — I hear they’re pretty cheap.


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Posted at 2:53 PM on October 11, 2010  

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Posted at 2:13 PM on September 5, 2010  

She is gorgeous! I’d love to have bigger breasts. How could any designer to not give this beautiful red head a dress!!! That is the main for all of us to not buy their clothes, styles or whatever! Arrrggg!

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Posted at 8:48 PM on September 3, 2010  

Truth is designers, if I see a dress on Christina Hendricks I’m more likely to buy it than if I see it on SJP. She’s a better representation of women out there and looks damn sexy in everything she puts on. I want to look damn sexy in everything I put on!

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Hardbody Luver

Posted at 11:59 AM on September 3, 2010  

Big surprise to find a poll listing heavily towards porkerdom in a land where obesity is epidemic. Self-described “victims” seem to have a need to oink from soapboxes rather than take a hard look INWARDS. Nothing beats rationalizing fat rolls more than voting as a herd of cows. Seeing a (liberal) Hollywood pilloried for not being politically correct by its “victims” is deliciously ironic. Sure, the pendulum was pushed too far towards anorexia by clever money grubbers in Hollywood and Madison Avenue. They’ve proudly manipulated small minds since subliminal brainwashing was invented; but come on, there isn’t a Rubenesque-PlusSize-BBW euphemism that can hide the fact that more guys long to comfortably wrap their arms around a trim woman than clench an unyielding girdle, be smothered by a hippo with gargantuan sagging mammaries or crushed by a walrus with ginormous sweaty thunder thighs.
I am deeply concerned that so many dysfunctional women with self-image problems abuse their bodies with futile, unhealthy diets or purging as much as I’m disgusted by their lemming-like march to plastic surgeons in search of backbreaking breast augmentation. However, I won’t apologize for instinctively cringing at the thought of hugging, caressing or doing the nasty with a life-sized Hefty bag of yellow fat. Those guys who aren’t of the “put a bag over her head” mentality will privately agree; yes, even those wimps suffering in silence at home with their roly-poly, moo moo tent-wearing Roseannes.

Admit it, ladies, you have your own fantasies. Most of you would rather see (and bed) a suave George Clooney, distinguished Sean Connery or pretty boy Brad Pitt than corpulent lardbutts like Kevin James and Paul Prudhomme. Sadly, a lot of you would even prefer a lean, abusive, foulmouthed, drug dealing rapper to the aforementioned male hogs. Maybe 100 years from now when the entire world is obese and everyone’s forgotten what a healthy BMI is, the big name designers will climb back up the photoshopped/airbrushed slope away from the matchstick gaunt. Money and fame, not political correctness, is their goal, so when the bulk (pun intended) of the paying public is obese, embonpoint will become the new haute couture by default. YUCK!
Until then, those claiming “victimhood” while wearing clothes meant to hide, disguise, reshape or downplay (read mislead) body parts are hypocrites aiding and abetting the evildoers. The hard cold fact, whether they like it or not, is that Hendricks’ “curves” gross a lot of guys out and thus detract from the gown’s appeal. She looks like a chunky stalk of broccoli and real men dislike vegetables. Male or female… massive natural or fake boobs, bloated guts, rotund derrieres, cottage cheese thighs and cankles at 30-ish become sickly blobs by 50. What galls women is knowing that slim looks good to evolved men – as opposed to those men with a 3rd world region mindset where fat equals healthy breeding stock. It’s the reason more of the obese are turning to interracial relationships.
Frustration causes fatties to keep feeding their pieholes, failing to exercise and swallowing the politically correct lie that chubby is beautiful.
I can hear tiny violins playing even as bonbons and empty ice cream containers come hurling towards me.

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