You might have already seen the ridiculous Ralph Lauren ad on the left which was Photoshopped by a cross-eyed chihuahua who has a bad case of ADD and a strange fascination with tree branches. After everyone cried “outrage” over the pic, Ralph Lauren issued some half-assed apology saying they take full responsibility…blah..blah…blah. The model in the picture, Filippa Hamilton, doesn’t actually look like that in real life. Filippa’s head is actually bigger than her hips. Nuts, I know.
At 5’10” and 120lbs, Filippa is pretty svelte, but she still isn’t skinny enough for Ralph Lauren. On the Today show this morning, Filippa said Ralph Lauren sent her to the guillotine, because she didn’t look like she might fall over if you a blew a kiss at her.
Filippa said, “They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn’t fit in their clothes anymore. I’m very proud of what I look like, and I think a role model should look healthy.”
Karl Lagerfeld just went into cardiac arrest from having an ass orgasm over this.
Ralph Lauren confirmed to the NYDN that they pink-slipped Filippa “as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.”
Maybe this has something to do with the recession. Maybe the brains at Ralph Lauren think that since people can’t buy food, we will all look like malnourished praying (for food) mantises. Not only that, why pay Filippa when they can pull some random kid off the street and give them a couple of Skittles to draw the next Ralph Lauren ad: