Fired for Being Too Fat

The disturbing image of the photo shopped Ralph Lauren ad featuring Filippa Hamilton at left was the reason the 23 year old, French model was fired.  

After modeling for Ralph Lauren print ads since 2002, she received the axe simply because she "didn't fit into their clothes anymore."

The LA Times Blog reports that at 5'10" and 120 lbs., Lauren considered her fat.  

"They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn't fit into their clothes anymore.  I'm very proud of what I look like and think a role model should look healthy," Hamilton commented on the Today Show.  Check out the video footage from the show below.

If print ads continue to be photoshopped to this severity and a gorgeously healthy model gets axed for not being stick thin, how does the fashion world expect real women to accept themselves for who they are.  Unfortunately, thanks to designers like Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld I don't believe that creating these illusions of the ideal woman are going to end any time soon.

What do you think?


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