Natalia Vodianova vs the fans
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova has taken a mega PR hit, and lost hordes of body-positive fans, after an outburst at the British Vogue Festival earlier this week in which the Russian model said, "Come on, guys, it's better to be skinny than to be fat!" Hmm.
Vodianova has since elaborated on her intended meaning. "I'm sorry, but today the NHS [The UK's National Health Service] are fighting against obesity, children are taken away from their parents because they're too fat. And here we are, defending that we are healthy and skinny." She also said: "I respect my body. My body is my temple. If I eat like a pig, I feel like a pig."
Hmm. The blogosphere hasn't taken too kindly to Vodianova's thoughts on "health," and sites like Jezebel, TheCut, and The Daily Mail have fired back. "Wait, if I eat well and exercise I will look like a 5'9" Russian?" writes New York writer Dodai Stewart.
We have no doubt Vodianova will be doing some public backpedalling over the coming days.
Natalia Vodianova (AP)