It was my understanding that being famous meant that people would be falling over their asses to give you free shit, like clothes and cars and jewelry and ostriches. I don’t know why a famous person would get a free ostrich, but that’s because I’m not famous. I don’t know how these free giveaways work! I’m a non-famous person who has to pay for stuff with my own money, like a chump. But once again I’m reminded that some famous people have a hard time getting free clothes if their waist is larger than the standard Hollywood sample size of “very very small.”
Leslie Jones, SNL person and one of the four women Ghostbusters in the all-lady Ghostbusters, recently spilled some hot truth on Twitter about preparing for the upcoming Ghostbusters premiere. According to Leslie, nobody wants to put their designer dresses on her body. Rude!
It's so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 28, 2016
I guess a bunch of people asked Leslie to name names (I agree! Call those bitches out!), because she followed it up with this tweet.
Hmm what a difference a tweet makes. Should I name the designers that didn't look out?Put y'all ass on blast. You will not get my love later
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) June 29, 2016
Sadly, she was only teasing us and didn’t actually end up naming any of the designers who pulled an “Errrr….we’re all out of dresses, sorry!” before hanging up the phone on her. The internet tells me that Leslie Jones is six feet tall. I’m only one inch shy of that, so I understand the struggle of finding clothes that fit. It’s a fucking quest. But you’d think fancy designers would be up for the challenge of dressing a non-tiny human. There’s only so many dresses you can make for size-00 dead-eyed models before you get bored and want to do something else, right? “Oh trust me, I could do this forever” thought Karl Lagerfeld.
There is some good news to come out of this story. It looks like Leslie won’t be strutting down the Ghostbusters red carpet in a DIY gown made of gift wrap and a fitted bed sheet after all. Shortly after Leslie tweeted about being the Vivian Ward in a world of Snobby Saleswoman #2s, Project Runway winner-turned-legitimate designer Christian Siriano threw up his hand and volunteered.
Christian confirmed to TIME magazine that he’d be making a dress for Leslie, and said that he loves her and can’t wait to make her something “fabulous” for the premiere. He added that he dresses and supports women “of all ages and sizes.” But he doesn’t want a special round of applause for it. According to Christian, making dresses in a bunch of sizes is just something people should do.
It shouldn't be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they're not sample size. Congrats aren't in order, a change is.
— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) June 29, 2016
That’s nice of Christian to make Leslie a dress. But I really hope he’s also willing to make something for Slimer too. I can’t imagine it’s very easy to find someone willing to loan you anything when there’s a very good chance it will come back covered in snot green stains. Maybe Bounty paper towels, or whoever still loans Lindsay Lohan dresses. But that’s about it. And honestly, Slimer deserves better than that.