Chrissy Teigen, supermodel, wife of John Legend, crush of everyone, and Twitter extraordinaire is apparently not perfect. Well, at least in the eyes of a certain fast-fashion retailer. According to a recent interview in DuJour magazine, Forever 21 fired Chrissy Teigen from a photoshoot for being too fat. Uh. Kay.
In a video interview accompanying her cover of DuJour, Teigen revealed that the company had apparently been disappointed with her appearance in person:
I showed up on set and they asked me if they could take a photo and they shoot that photo off to my agency who then calls me as I’m sitting in the makeup chair and they say, ‘You need to leave right now. They just said that you are fat and you need to get your measurements taken.’ And I hate you, Forever 21. I hate you so much. Honestly, you’re the worst.
Obviously, this is a massive joke, since Teigen is smokin' hot and basically as far away as fat as you can be. Yeah, yeah, it was when she was younger, but I have this weird little hunch that she never came close to overweight.
Well, luckily, this bombshell doesn't take herself seriously enough to have let some dumb-ass casting agent crush her spirits, but it's another great reminder of how messed up the fashion industry again. Sure, there have been minor — though admirable — advances in plus-sized retail. Sure, most everyone outside of the modeling agencies are in agreement that women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. But those advertisers still just aren't quite getting it.
Whatever, Forever 21. The joke's on you, since Chrissy Teigen has her own TV show now where she literally gets to eat junk food all episode. And she looks amazing doing it.