It looks like “Project Runway” has lost a fan in Kathy Najimy. The actress sent sent an e-mail to Bravo exec Andy Cohen, a friend of Kathy’s, outlining what particularly upset her.
Kathy took particular issue with Gunn calling one of the runway models “zaftig” (pleasantly plump) and Heidi’s comment that an outfit made a model look plus-size, which Najimy believes implied that plus-size was “the ultimate of horrors.”
In the e-mail Najimy points out how these comments, along with societal pressure to be thin, are particularly harmful to the body images of young girls.
Najimy adds “And I especially hope that Heidi Klum’s beautiful daughter never has to grow up in the self-hatred and self-mutilation that occurs when girls and women are suffocated by irresponsible, dangerous comments like the ones Heidi made…”
While Kathy has a point regarding the issues in today’s culture regarding women’s body image, the outfit that Heidi was commenting on did make the model look heavier than she naturally was. I think we can all pretty much agree that no matter that no matter how much you weigh, unless your Nicole Richie, you don’t want to wear an outfit that makes you look heavier.
Written by Lauren Burch