Model Claims She Was Fired For Being “Overweight”

Filippa Hamilton,23, worked with fashion label Ralph Lauren since 2002. She was in shock when she saw a picture of her, looking emaciated due to massive amounts digital touch-ups. The ad was for the Ralph Lauren Blue Label and was only shown in Japan but caused outrage from critics who said the image was altered and unrealistic.

She was fired shortly with the label stating she could not meet her contractual obligations. This has triggered many to speak against negative body image in the modeling industry. The article appeared in the Daily News and can be read on their website.

 

Image Credits: Ralph Lauren

Image Credits: Ralph Lauren

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