Brie Larson made a totally legit argument about double standards when it comes to celebrity size and fashion
Being a successful woman in Hollywood isn’t easy. And Brie Larson is more than aware of that.
In fact, Larson spoke up on the many Hollywood double standards placed on women, proving once again why exactly we adore her so freaking much. She addressed one, super relatable topic in particular: dress size!
She opened up about a very unsettling experience she had while shooting her first spread for a fashion magazine. And spoiler alert, you can probably guess exactly what happened next.
“The first time I got a spread in a fashion magazine there was a one-off piece of clothing from the runway. I asked, ‘Can you only be in magazines if you’re the size of this one piece?’ There was this silence,” she explained while promoting her new flick, Kong: Skull Island, at the Apple Soho Store.
"Men get custom suits or shirts made to fit, but as women, if you don't fit into that sample you bump up against an aspect of your career you can never blossom into," Brie continued. "We'd all love to get out of this cycle of abuse where our mental weight is based on our body weight."
Preach it, sister!
Amongst every excellent point the 27-year-old actress makes, allow us to reiterate just how silly it is for a woman’s career — in Hollywood or not — to be stunted by her dress size. There’s only one way to describe it: Mind boggling!
Of course, there have been some stride to promote inclusivity and body positivity for women (and men!) of all shapes and sizes in the fashion industry. Lane Bryant’s latest body-confident campaign was a masterpiece. Ashley Graham is working wonders in each and every campaign she shoots (which is a ton). H&M’s making it a point to celebrate all women in their advertising.
Here’s our point: While things are certainly improving for inclusivity in fashion and entertainment across the board, we’ve still got some major room for improvement. So thank you, thank you, Brie, for speaking out about this painful double standard, and in turn keeping this cry for change alive and relevant. You go, girl!