Kate Moss, Playboy Bunny, once said in an interview, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” and it caused quite the controversy. Canadian clothing retailer Hudson’s Bay decided to, stupidly, put it on a T-shirt. After getting backlash via social media, they decided to pull the shirt from their retailers. Whoops.
Their statement, from Vogue:
We truly value our relationship with our customers and take their concerns seriously and we recognise that many took offence to the item. In this particular instance, while we respect the designer’s art, due to the overwhelming response and the sensitivity of the matter, we made the decision to promptly remove the T-shirts from our stores and from thebay.com.
And here’s the shirt in question:
Here’s what the designer of the tee, Christopher Lee Sauve (seriously?) had to say:
Fashion is created to be either celebrated, adored, or hated and deplored, quite like the industry itself. The particular T-shirt in question showcases an infamous quote by supermodel Kate Moss as a nutrition label – most, if not all, of my designs showcase some type of statement pointing out the absurdity of fashion, and this one item is no exception. I fully understand and comprehend the severity of an eating disorder and I do not condone celebrating such pain. My sincerest apologies to anyone that I have offended with my designs. I believe wholeheartedly in my work, however, and I can’t apologise for that.
Would you wear the shirt? What do you guys think of the whole controversy? Just a t-shirt, NBD, or something more?