A new Snow White parody film, starring Chloe Grace Moretz has been causing controversy on social media, after it’s promotional poster was released, earlier this week.
The film has been criticised for promoting an unhealthy, body shaming message which suggests that curvier girls are not beautiful. The poster is extremely problematic and demonstrates what it is so wrong in society.
For years, society has demonised the bigger, curvier girl denouncing her as ‘lazy’, ‘unloved’ and ‘unattractive.’ It has penalised them for not looking a certain way- a way that only seeks to attract the male gaze and has never been in the best interest of women.
Plus size model *oh how I hate the term plus size* Tess Holliday has criticised the poster saying “How did this get approved by an entire marketing team? Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat=ugly? @ChloeGMortez
Chloe Grace Mortez was quick to respond to backlash.
She tweeted, “I have now fully reviewed the marketing for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team.”
The poster has also received backlash from parents who feel the film will make their children feel insecure. How can this be allowed, one parent asked.
To put it simple, this is allowed because let’s be honest Hollywood is still so male dominated and patriarchal, that when they make or cast female characters, they think about it with their second brain rather than the one they should use.
It is the same reason why actresses like Mila Kunis and Megan Fox are always portrayed as the sex symbols and love interests, whilst talented actresses like Melissa Mccarthy are always seen as the joker and just a friend in films.
*Disclaimer- all of the women I mentioned above are sexy in their own right, I have girl crushes on them all haha*
Don’t get me worry, the last few years has seen a progression in the way women are treated and portrayed in the media, with models like Ashley Graham catapulting in the fashion industry, However, there is still a long way to go.
Ladies, never stop fighting for equality and always stand up for what you believe. You are beautiful beyond words can say, never let anyone tell you different.
Until next time,