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This is how mad things have become...

Image: Heidi Klum in a Victoria's Secret parade

AnyBody was outraged to hear that Heidi Klum has been deemed too heavy to model on the catwalk by the leading German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop. "No way," Joop told German News website BILD.COM. "She is no runway model. Heidi Klum is simply too heavy and has too big a bust. And she always grins so stupidly. That is not avant-garde - that is commercial."

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Absolutely ridiculous--this kind of attitude is creating anorexic and suicidal teens!
February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQueen Claudia
OMG! Wolfgang Joop either seriously needs to new his glasses or has a serious problem..... Heidi Klum looks amazing after having kids.... and when was smiling a faux pas???? In these depressing times.... its uplifting to see a REAL woman.... happy with herself..... looking amazing... having fab kids... and an amazing hubby and happy marraige to boot!!! Wolfgang is a sad prat!!!! anyone agree???
February 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
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This is how mad things have become...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 05:36PM
Posted by Registered Commenteranybody

Image: Heidi Klum in a Victoria's Secret parade

AnyBody was outraged to hear that Heidi Klum has been deemed too heavy to model on the catwalk by the leading German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop. "No way," Joop told German News website BILD.COM. "She is no runway model. Heidi Klum is simply too heavy and has too big a bust. And she always grins so stupidly. That is not avant-garde - that is commercial."
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Absolutely ridiculous--this kind of attitude is creating anorexic and suicidal teens!
February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQueen Claudia
OMG! Wolfgang Joop either seriously needs to renew his glasses or has a serious problem..... Heidi Klum looks amazing after having kids.... and when was smiling a faux pas???? In these depressing times.... its uplifting to see a REAL woman.... happy with herself..... looking amazing... having fab kids... and an amazing hubby and happy marriage to boot!!! Wolfgang is a sad prat!!!! anyone agree???
February 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
Ugh, this is so ridiculous!
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCecelia
he's right. smiling isn't avant garde.

ever think all these skinny models are doing america a favour? it's one of the fattest nations. it has motivated so many of my overweight friends to lose weight. and i only have one friend who has developed an eating disorder. what would happen if we suddenly had big models? would the world be okay with obesity? no longer would fat women watch runway shows and think, that's it i don't want to be fat anymore. instead they'd watch them and say, hey, maybe it's okay to be big.
March 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentern
Having models as skinny as a skeleton is not doing us any favors here in the US. Yes, we are the most obese nation in the world (shame on us), but I don't think anyone expects the nation's women to think that being obese is OK. Being obese is unhealthy. The message we need to get across is that being at a healthy weight is normal and OK. Real women have curves and aren't as skinny as skeletons, but they're not obese either. Real women are the women you see walking down the street everyday.
April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
OMFG,
wth is his issue, and having insanely skinny models will NOT get america to be less obese, being obese is bad but being to skinny is worse, and having curves and a body thats not all skeletal. is not obese.
April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJadex11
heidi klum IS commercial, thats why she's a victorias secret model. in terms of art if she's not what the artist wants then she's not what the artist wants. you all applaud the sight of an obese woman being on the cover of some magazine naked but protest skinny girls doing runway?

if you're all going to freak out about equality and open mindedness why are you so quick to judge the skinnier models.
April 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertony
In response to the comment by "n" I have two points: 1. I don't think you're getting the point. The fact that very thin models are being used is one of the causes of women BEING fat. They feel tremendous pressure for various reasons to look a certain way, and a couple of common natural reactions to this are a) to obsess about food leading to erratic, non-nourishing eating patterns and b) to feel like they want to protect themselves from this pressure and scrutiny, by putting a physical barrier up and removing themselves from the "competition".
2. If your comment were coming from a place of genuine concern for the health and wellbeing of overweight people, that would be fine, but I get the sense that you're offended by fatness. It's an odd but surprisingly common reaction because being overweight has come to be treated in much of common culture as a moral issue - as though by being fat, people are somehow doing something morally wrong. Fat is not a moral issue. It can be said to be of aesthetic debate and have an impact on health one way or another, but it's just fat. It's only a biological component of our bodies - one evolved to help us survive I might add - not the very substance of sin.
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoe
What a bitch that Heidi is for wanting to eat food. Look at those fucking abs- they should be ribs.

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May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara
this girl has the perfect body & a beautiful smile .
it ain't her fault god gave her good boobs .
these people are so dang stupid .
June 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertlw
Heidi Klum is a million times better looking than Herr Joop can ever dream to be - have you seen the state of him? He has a twisted face like a wizened piece of chamois leather! He's no runway model - his nose and chin are far too heavy!! GRRRRRR!!!!!!!! It makes me so angry when these highly unattractive designers think they can pass judgement on women who are so much more beautiful than they can ever dream to be, myself included!
I wouldn't look at him twice and I doubt Heidi Klum would either...
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
N - I'm not even going to credit your comment with much of an answer, it's so incredibly illogical, You're highly deluded and probably no older than 21, at least not in the head...

TONY who said they were 'artists'???!!
These fashion designers are nothing but arrogant unattractive self titled 'artists' I never said they were artists and I doubt most people ever have. They call themselves artists. BUT Michaelangelo was an artist, Vincent Van Gogh was an artist, my incredibly talented younger female cousin is an artist.

No woman would look twice at half of them if they were walking down the street because fashion designers are not artists - most of them are self absorbed narcissistic personalities who've made a living out of passing judgement on people who are far better looking than they are because quite frankly they wouldn't succeed on the other side of the fence. And I suspect they'd have a pretty mediocre life otherwise...
My body is art, your body is art, Ruby's body is art, Anita Roddicks body was art, Susie Orbach's body is art, the voice of every man and woman commenting on this webpage proceeds from art.

LIFE is art Tony - catwalks aint life sweetie....
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Zoe so spot on. Thank you xxx
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Anyway he's gay so who cares what he's got to say I mean he's the wrong person to say how a real woman suposed to be cause he's gay!
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She does have a VERY stupid grin perma-fixed onto her face...
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