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Model Filippa Hamilton fired by Ralph Lauren for being too fat

Ralph Lauren has been the center of controversy ever since people found an ad they released only in Japan which featured a model re-touched to be impossibly thin. Now, the model in the ad, Filippa Hamilton, says she was fired for being fat and unable to fit their clothes. Ralph Lauren could do nothing but issue an apology, but they made sure to call Filippa fat in a nice way.

Polo Ralph Lauren said in a statement Tuesday night that Filippa is a “beautiful and healthy” woman but their relationship ended “as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.”

“The image in question was mistakenly released and used in a department store in Japan and was not the approved image which ran in the U.S. We take full responsibility,” the statement said. “This error has absolutely no connection to our relationship with Filippa Hamilton.”

I believe Ralph Lauren’s exact words during her termination may have been less formal. “Get out of here fatty fat fat fat,” is probably the verbiage they used. They also most likely did a lot of “skinny people go like this… and fat people go like this…” jokes to illustrate their point causing Filippa to sob and wheeze her way to the door.

  • Cynch

    Ummmm I think Ralph Lauren is soooo stingy that they only want really skinny models since they want to save on cloths they use on their clothes…. hahahaha! Pathetic. For someone to orver-charge on clothing, they sure are stingy for the models.

  • bozozozo

    maybe the reason fashion designers want skinny models is so that they can save on catering during fashion shows.

    or maybe it’s so that models who fall off the runway will be less likely to get hurt: the less you weigh, the less likely you are to have a serious injury.

    The fashion houses are really only thinking of the models. really.

    “in their bodies it’s well known,
    there is not one selfish bone.
    They’re only thinking, and worrying
    about … the models”
    (apologies to Man of La Mancha)

  • Guilherme

    I’ll take her anytime Ralph

  • Dollar Bill

    Ralph Lauren has plenty of high powered attorneys and a wonderful PR department, so this will all blow over very soon.

    The only way to fix this problem is for people to stop buying anything with Ralph Lauren on the label. Ms. Hamilton, you are obviously beautiful enough to gain some momentum and attention, so please speak out and say “Girls, stop buying Ralph Lauren” on as many TV and online spots as possible! Better yet, promote a competitor. That would be the coolest.

    Remember: It is all about and only about the money. Stick it to Ralph with negative publicity in this upcoming hard Christmas season and maybe you can make a difference.

  • Jlj

    i am thin myself, but not as thin as this ad. this is sickening, it’s too obvious. XDDD

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