Victoria Beckham: 'Women feel they can't be beautiful or worthy without being thin', says journalist

Victoria Beckham: 'Women feel they can't be beautiful or worthy without being thin', says journalist

Victoria Beckham has been criticised for using model Giedre Dukauskaite, seen above

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Constantly seeing images of thin models makes people feel they can't be beautiful, attractive or worthy without being thin, according to a lifestyle journalist.

Victoria Beckham has been criticised for using model Giedre Dukauskaite in her eyewear campaign on Instagram . Some believe the model looks "emaciated” and this image can have a negative influence on young people.

Rachel Hosie, the acting assistant lifestyle editor at The Independent, told Mike Graham and Katie Perrior that Beckham "shouldn’t have chosen such a thin model.

"It really doesn’t do any good for young women, older women, women of all sizes and shapes who see images like this, and we can’t help but feel like the only way to be beautiful or attractive or worthy is to be very thin."

She believes the reason there has been such outrage is because whilst models of Dukauskaite's size are often used "on the catwalks and the runways" it's less common to see them in "still campaign images."

Hosie explained "at the end of the day in fashion, being very thin is seen as 'the look'" but "there really should be more people [in fashion] being held to account" over this.

She added "although social media does mean we have access to campaigns and images everywhere, it also means people can raise their voices" over important issues.

Listen to the full interview above