Ralph Lauren fires “overweight” model

Filippa Hamilton is the model whose image was photo-shopped by Ralph Lauren so that her waist looked smaller than her head. The image has created a firestorm of negative publicity for Ralph Lauren. And the label has threatened to sue bloggers who publish the guilty image. Well, here it is again, next to a photo of what Hamilton actually looks like.

Hamilton, who is 5’10” and a size 8, claims that she was fired by Ralph Lauren in April for being “overweight.”

‘I’ve been working with them since I was 15 years old, so I considered them my second family,’ the 5ft 10in beauty said. ‘I was very hurt about this.’

Miss Hamilton claims she was fired in April – before the digitally- altered images of her were released.

‘I saw my face in this extremely skinny girl – which is not me,’ she recalled.

‘It makes me sad. It makes me think that Ralph Lauren wants to have this kind of image – and it’s not healthy, it’s not right.

‘And it’s not a good example. When you see this picture young women will look at this and think it’s normal, and it’s not.’

In a statement last night Polo Ralph Lauren denied her claims, saying their relationship ended ‘as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract’.

Hopefully, fashion compaines will learn something from Ralph Lauren’s current woes. There is nothing wrong with using models that are healthy and on the thin side. But distorting images into unhealthy proportions and motivating girls to starve themselves is not good ethics or good business, and consumers are getting fed up with it.
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2 responses to “Ralph Lauren fires “overweight” model

  1. I THINK SHE’S A GEORGIOUS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL GIRL AND NO ONE SHOULD MAE IN FRONT OF HER!!

  2. CRITICISERS HAVE NO RIGHT TO FIRE PEOPLE FOR THIS REASON ESPECIALLY IN THIS KIND OF SITUATION BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE MAY HAVE THIS PROBLEM IF WORKING HARD EVERY DAY AND PHILLIPA I KNOW IS ONE OF THEM AND SHE STILL LOOKS AS BEAUTIFUL AS SHE IS!!

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