Another day and another ‘body shaming’ situation. We are living in a ‘visual age’ and for some reason, there are individuals who then believe it is their right to criticise the appearance of others, or more specifically, females who are visible.
This occurred when The Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras asked women who were not “fit & slim” to use loose dresses that hide their “dietary indulgences”. Understandably, the singers were unhappy with the email and the wording. Read the article here.
My immediate response was WHAT???? The emails were very badly worded; were derogatory towards the female singers and were ‘Body shaming’ in the truest sense. Also, given that the criteria for selecting singers seemed to be ‘slim and fit’ I wondered how good the singers were??