Sophia Bush, whom I’ve never really cared to investigate, nor have I ever watched One Tree Hill so it made it hard to really care about who she was, has made some comments recently regarding a piece of apparel at Urban Outfitters (a store I normally love) and after hearing her take on their product, I’m definitely Team Sophia. The article of clothing in question, a shirt that cries “Eat Less,” is for sale at Urban Outfitters, and it obviously rubbed Bush (and many consumers) the wrong way. She took to her personal blog to address the situation and pulled no punches:
Ladies! This is OUTRAGEOUS. I hope none of you will stand for being told such a thing, in such a way. Being healthy, eating right, and staying active is one thing. Being told to starve yourselves by a fashion company? Not cool.
I have been a supporter of your store for many years, but now I’m through.
I am fortunate enough to star on a wonderful TV show called One Tree Hill. I play a fashion designer named Brooke Davis, who started a campaign on the show called “Zero Is Not A Size” and the outpouring of love and gratitude that came my way from girls and women ALL OVER THE WORLD who have body image issues brought me to tears.
To promote starvation? To promote anorexia, which leads to heart disease, bone density loss, and a slew of other health problems, not least of all psychological issues that NEVER go away? Shame on you. I will no longer be shopping …
YoungHollywood grabbed an interview with Sophia Bush at an event in Los Angeles last night and the interviewer jumped right from the cause of the night (encouraging young artists) to “social media”. At that point, Sophia jumped in and started getting mad. “I do not have a Twitter, I do not have a Facebook, I do not have a MySpace and I do not have a Friendster, so if you’re following me on any of those things, it’s not me!” Good, glad we cleared that up.
She also mentioned the thing that annoys her the most about her fakers. As a journalism major, Sophia takes her spelling and grammar very seriously and hates that so many of the people that pretend to be her online can’t spell to save their lives. “If you’re going to pretend to be me, at least spell check!”
Yeah, so all you people out there pretending you’re Sophia Bush, get better at it!
Hey, guys. I have to go see my dermatologist this morning so he can do horrible, terrible and terrifying procedures to me. If I survive the ordeal, and I don’t harbor high hopes that I will, I’ll be back later for more bonding.
Until then, I expect that you will assist me in ascertaining what, specifically, is wrong with the ensemble Sophia Bush wore last night to the A|X watches launch party. Should a woman just never have an ocean wave extending across the broadest part of her body? Are the shoes just a tad bit too S&M? Is there some unevenness going on in the chesticles area? Help unravel the mystery.
Side note to spellchecker: “Chesticles” is so a word.