When someone mentions Jaime King these days, usually I just think of all that Taylor Swift squad drama fanfiction I wrote when 1989 first came out. She was notably absent from the “Bad Blood” video, and I don’t care if she was 900 months pregnant: Preggo Polly deserved a spot alongside the rest of those ass-kissers. Especially considering the super-special bond she shares with the Don Corleone of Care Bears! Because of this, I often forget Jaime does stuff beyond having kids and being a 38-year-old full-time Swiftie. You know, stuff like modeling!
Jaime is model-sized, and she spent some time at New York Fashion Week reminding everyone that skinny people have hearts with feelings and checking accounts that need filling, just like those of us who spent a good chunk of adolescence at Taco Bell. French fashion companies Kering and LVMH (they own the good shit like Dior and Louis Vuitton) made news last week for banning models who are size zero or below (you can go below?!). Jaime told The New York Post (via People) how she thinks it’s not right:
“I think it would be radically unfair to say if you’re a size zero, then you can’t work, just like it’s unfair to say that if you’re a size 16, you can’t work.”
Jaime sort of confirmed what we all know, and that’s that Hollywood is one giant body-shaming turd of an employment zone. She gained weight when she was treating an illness with hormones, but producers were not feeling her curvy ways. On the other side, people can be real assholes when she’s skinny, too:
“I’m naturally really thin, and sometimes it’s really hard for me to gain weight. When people on Instagram say, ‘Go eat a hamburger,’ I’m like, ‘Wow, they’re body-shaming me for the way I look.'”
Don’t let people on Instagram bring you down, J! It’s kind of like WebMD; Just look at the pictures and don’t read anything or else you’ll just want to breathe into a paper bag for the rest of the afternoon while lying in the fetal position.
I get it, though. Jaime is basically saying we shouldn’t limit our talent pools because if we keep limiting who can get hired, all we’re going to be left with is that SNAKE-dashian Kendall Jenner mucking up the runway. And do we really want someone who is related to a known Taylor Swift enemy ruling our fashion? Oh, I was so right. She is a full-time Swiftie!