quote:This is still a White racist country, for the most part, which has it's own concept of beauty.
That behavior/mindset extends world-wide. Anna Wintour says straight out that she won't even hire women who aren't pin thin to work in any of her offices because she doesn't want that look associated with Vogue. Karl Lagerfeld was highly pissed that H&M decided to make his stuff in plus sizes because he only "makes clothing for slender women." Europe is the number one champion of Euro beauty. And everyone else follows suit.
I don't know if I can really appreciate what Suzy Brokensha has to say. With all her talk about how sad and disappointing it is that all the images are so Western, there she is representing South Africa. Her livelihood depends on people idolizing her beauty. How enthusiastic could she possibly be about broadening the beauty ideal.