Models of color aren't the only ones facing discrimination on runways!
There's also a stigma against models with curves, Karl Lagerfeld is one of the more outspoken designers who believes "no one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk".
The Chanel designer continued his crusade against those who are overweight while making an appearance on TV earlier this month.
HOVA has spoken!
Last week, Jay Z came under fire for partnering with Barneys after the department store was accused of racial profiling.
The rapper was surprisingly quiet about the situation, that is until this weekend when Beyoncé's hubby finally released a statement regarding the matter at hand and the reason it took him so long to respond.
Jay wrote on his website:
Ugh, racial profiling is SO not fashionable!
Barneys of all retailers should know that, and yet multiple reports have surfaced of black customers being arrested for buying expensive merchandise when security and staff think they don’t look like "Barneys shoppers".
The situation has sparked so much outrage that one Jay Z fan has launched a petition asking the rapper to sever ties with department store before launching his holiday collection!
Derick Bowers wrote on his Change.org petition titled "Shawn Carter aka Jay Z: End all partnerships with Barneys New York":
There’s no doubt celebrity photographer Terry Richardson is a fave amongst stars. However, he’s also an alleged sex offender!
And after the internet was flooded with scantily clad photos of Miley Cyrus this month, Alice Ehrenfried from Southampton, UK finally had enough.
She launched a Change.org petition titled: Vogue, H&M, Mango, Supreme, & all other brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer.
Olivia Culpo better appreciate every second she has with boyfriend Nick Jonas these days, because she might not get to be with him much longer!
Turns out she could be sent to JAIL for her recent shoe fiasco!!
Soon after the Miss Universe Organization released a statement on the illegal photo shoot the current Miss Universe had at the Taj Mahal over the weekend, the beauty queen herself opened up about what happened.
In an interview with The Providence Journal, Olivia said she was forced to pose for the pictures against her will!
The 21-year-old said:
The Taj Mahal is one of India’s most revered tourist attractions, and they're naturally very protective over it!
So when the reigning Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, stirred things up over the weekend by posing for what appeared to be a footwear photo shoot on the Diana Seat, which is a violation of the historic landmark's rules, you better believe heel was raised!
Now, the Archaeological Survey of India is threatening to file a complaint with the police against whoever was responsible for the forbidden act!
A rep for the ASI told local NDTV:
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch…or in Selena Gomez's case, a free lawsuit dismissal.
Selenita has been caught up in some lawsuit dramz with Adrenalina, Inc. over a fragrance deal gone wrong. The two had agreed Selenita would promote a new perfume line with the company, but apparently the deal stunk!
And after Selenita bailed, the scent of a lawsuit from Adrenalina lingered behind. But like any good pop princess would do, she countersued.
Now, the lawsuit has apparently been dismissed, but that's supposedly only because Selenita is agreeing to pay out in order to end it. And she apparently wants it soooo done that she's willing to pay six figures! Although, we hear it might end up being seven figures when all is said and done.
We're guessing this is the priciest perfume she never even had!
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