Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Tyra Banks has come under fire for the above America's Next Top Model promo which features a contestant by the name Ann who has a shockingly small waist, so small that judge and runway coach Miss J can fit both of his hands around her waist completely! In the promo Tyra and Miss J looked amazed.
Tyra is all about promoting healthy body images as a curvaceous model herself so this promo has come as a shock to some.
Tyra has since insisted that she didn't get to see the final promo before it was aired on TV and has apologised to her fans:
"In an effort to create a fun and entertaining sneak peak of the upcoming cycle, 'America's Next Top Model' released a trailer that was edited in way that misconstrued our overarching message. As a leader in celebrating and promoting healthy body image, I must admit that I regrettably didn't see this clip before it was released to the public."
"On behalf of the Top Model team, these were not the intentions, and we truly apologize for any confusion, anger or disappointment it (trailer) may have caused." She further states, "The passionate response the trailer has evoked proves that the message to promote and celebrate all different - healthy and natural - body types has resonated with our viewers and I'm so proud of every one of you who voiced your opinion and participated in this conversation."
"I have experienced body image scrutiny from one extreme to the next... (and) I am committed to expanding the definition of beauty which includes ALL shapes, sizes and proportions, from skinny to curvy and everything in between. During this season of Top Model, you will see that Ann (the woman featured in the trailer) provided another opportunity for me to support a young woman struggling with her own body image issues... Helping young ladies, like Ann, and countless others that have confided in me, furthers and supports my core mission."
Do you think there's anything wrong with this promo?