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The label's owner called the hat a "pop culture" reference.
The brand has been facing fierce criticism and boycotts.
"Twenty years ago it’d be a white person’s show. It’d be the trials and tribulations of the Europeans.”
And they're totally badass.
In case you haven't heard, Calvin Klein is the latest clothing company to come out with a campaign that has a lot of people extremely pissed off. The campaign is called, "Perfectly Fit" and it features model Myla Dalbesio modeling what Calvin Klein is calling their "plus sized" underwear. It should come as no surprise that 27-year-old Myla is not what most people would consider anything even close to plus sized. I suppose I understand the outrage in principal, but why are people still so shocked when a company that is known for promoting one kind of beauty continues to do just that? Frankly, if Calvin Klein wanted to do something seriously shocking, they would use a model who was older than 25 years old and wore a size bigger than a four.
The Hudson's Bay Company in Toronto threw its hat into the "Let's try to be clever by making fun of eating disorders" ring, by selling a T-shirt with the words "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." I am pleased to find out that HBC has removed the offensive T-shirts from their shelves, but am disappointed they were ever there to begin with. These were the exact same words I repeated to myself over and over at the beginning of my very long and destructive battle with an eating disorder back in 1987, when I was 17 years old. Eating disorders aren't new, but the way some companies are trying to profit off of them has recently become a very dangerous trend.