I know that I am a little late on seeing this but I really want to know what your opinions are of these pictures. This is a shoot that Crystal Renn (plus size supermodel) shot for French Vogue. It depicts the beautiful girl engorging on fattening foods, literally stuffing her face.
Crystal is always beautiful and I really do like her as a person, but I am sickened by this depiction. If I thought that it was a statement on how ridiculous the industry is for people thinking that plus models do that sort of thing, then I would like it. However, looking at these shots, all I feel is bad for the model. French Vogue is clearly mocking her. I am embarrassed when I look through these. In one shot she has a ham hock between her legs and is chewing on another slab! I know that Crystal is an artist and these pictures are certainly thought-provoking but if French Vogue had asked me to do these pictures, I would have said “no”. I also would have included some expletives because I would be offended to even be asked to make such a statement on my own industry. Sometimes you have to put your foot down for the sake of your dignity. Plus sized models are not fat, unhealthy or obese. I am not gluttonous or repulsive. I am infuriated that my genre has been portrayed like this.
Now tell me, am I missing some sort of message here or do these pictures bother you as well?