Conflating “skinny shaming” and “fat shaming” of women masks the often forgotten issue of thin privilege

Thin celebrities are partly responsible for inventing a new term: “skinny shaming.”

Prominent model Jaime King (pictured above) accused French fashion houses LVMH and Kering, who own brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Dior, of “body shaming” earlier this month, after they announced a ban of size-zero models from their catwalks. After decades facing accusations of promoting unhealthy body images, not to mention well-documented health issues among models, companies are now complying...

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