Ashley Graham Defied The Beauty Industry And Landed 'Vogue' Magazine Cover

When you think of Vogue magazine covers, images of impossibly thin or in-shape models probably come to mind. And you wouldn’t be wrong for thinking it, either. Of course we all know these photos are picture perfect, and that some people are more “genetically gifted” than others or work their butts off to look a certain way, but it’s easy to look at a lot of these covers and start to feel horribly inadequate.

Especially if you’re body shape just won’t allow you to be that thin. Then what are you supposed to do? Not be beautiful?

I mean that kind of talk is ridiculous, because beauty isn’t restricted to one size. I’m not saying every person in the world is physically attractive, but just because you aren’t super thin doesn’t mean you’re not super hot.

Just ask model Ashley Graham who’s both big and beautiful.

Despite gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated, Graham was told she’d never ever make the cover of Vogue.

Well look at her now. She posed on the cover with Liu Wen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah, and Vittoria Ceretti.

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Vogue wrote that the cover represents how beauty isn’t defined in any one particular way.

“[Each model] proudly inhabits her own particular gorgeousness in her own particular way. Together they represent a seismic social shift: The new beauty norm is no norm.”

The “particular gorgeousness” of Graham is that she’s rocking curves. She’s what scientists would refer to as being “properly stacked”.

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Ahsley even used her Vogue blurb to shout out that her body type is the majority of what women look like in America.

“Sixty-seven percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger. Sixty-seven percent. Maybe you could ignore those consumers before, but now, thanks to social media, they’re making their voices heard. Women are demanding that brands give them what they want. And what they want is to be visible.”

That’s a pretty strong point, don’t you think? (h/t cosmopolitan)

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People Are Raging Over This Magazine's Cover Photo Of The Upcoming Ghostbuster Movie

Total Film, a popular UK based film monthly magazine, is in hot water with fans of a movie that is no stranger to controversy.

In case you haven’t had access to the internet for the past year, the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot reimagines the original paranormal investigation and extermination troop as women, which turned out to be the equivalent of lighting a fire and running. (Or getting the UK out of the EU and then resigning from your post. Same thing, really.)

While some people have expressed creative concerns with the upcoming film:

Others simply can’t wrap their heads around the movie having female leads:

It’s no surprise then, that the Twittersphere ignited with anger once people got a glimpse of Total Film’s latest cover, which has Chris Hemsworth, a who plays a supporting character in the movie as their secretary, is front and center on the cover of the magazine.

Total Film’s editor-in-chief, Jane Crowther, responded to the accusations in an interview with Metro:

“This film has attracted ugly criticism from the get-go and I was always determined to put a female-led blockbuster on Total Film’s cover. We supported the film from the beginning and interviewed everyone for this feature –  director, Paul Feig, the leads (Wiig, McCarthy, Jones and McKinnon) and Hemsworth. And our feature frankly discusses the sexism and backlash against the film with all those we talked to. Not sexist at all – but if it gets people talking about, and more aware of, sexism – and gets bums on seats for a female-led summer blockbuster all to the good.”

It’s safe to say that the magazine didn’t intent to play into the misogynistic attitude that has been following the film since its announcement, but you can see how initial observations would have people think otherwise.

In May, a campaign launched by trolls with wifi access was successful in making the trailer for the new Ghostbusters film the least liked in YouTube history.  

With less than two weeks until the film’s nationwide debut and reviews still to come, you can expect the misogynistic mudslingers to catch their second wind soon enough.

Ghostbusters will be in theaters nationwide on July 15th, 2016.

h/t metro

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