Saturday, April 11, 2015

She Isn't Skinny, She Is Sheik

Models are models and depending upon the desired model, they get traded in for different models, but it is still the same brand of Just that some are more expensive than others.

A Danish magazine has apologised for featuring an underweight teenage model in its latest issue.

Fashion magazine Cover this week published an image of 16-year-old model Lululeika Ravn Liep, which came under fire because the model appeared dangerously thin.

The hashtag #covergate took off on social media and spread quickly across the world after thousands joined a Reddit thread- Corpse or model?- to express outrage.

The magazine's founder Malene Malling made the following apology on Facebook, as reported by The Gloss:

"I have not lived up to my responsibility as a publisher, woman and mother and am truly sorry. At Cover we have, in all the years, worked to show an expanded beauty ideal, to show that you can be beautiful in various ages and various sizes. We have always sought to work with healthy girls. Just two months ago we had plus-size model Diana Graham on the front of the Cover, so it is certainly a subject we focus on."

Malling also told TV2 it was a "huge mistake" and the photo "should not have been published".

A Danish politician, the tax minister Benny Englebrecht, even jumped into the debate.

He wrote on Twitter "I seriously thought that the fashion industry had understood that anorexia is a problem that should be taken seriously," according to Danish news site The Local.

The model's agency Scoop, the Daily Mail reported, said the teenager was "in a bad time in her life after losing two members of her family... So we ask that all comments are made ​​with respect and without calling [her] sick, because it is not."

Cover magazine photo shoot in question.

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