Alexa Chung: “You can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight”

We regard Alexa Chung as a bit of a style maven, and we know that we aren’t the only ones. However, Alexa’s tall, svelte and generally supermodel-like frame doesn’t go down well with everyone, with many accusing her of sending out the wrong body image message to young and impressionable girls.

With that in mind, it seems only fair that she has a chance to hit out at the critics and express herself, which is exactly what she’s done.

“I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect, like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight,” she said.

“It’s not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and saying: ‘I look great.’ How do you know I’m not looking in the mirror and going: ‘I wish I could gain ten pounds?’ Which is actually quite often the case.

“But if you say that you sound like you’re bragging that you’re naturally thin, and you’re not allowed to do that because even though it’s not the ideal weight, it kind of is as well.”

We couldn’t agree more; hopefully this will silence the critics. Do you guys agree with her?


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