So in 2008, Miramax asked actress Haley Atwell to lose weight for a movie she was doing with Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited. Thompson would have none of it. Atwell narrates:
Thompson called Miramax and threatened to resign from the film if the weight-loss requirement was not removed for Atwell.
Miramax had no choice but to concede to Thompson.
Reminds you that sometimes what we all need — in any industry — is a big sister who can take a stand for us.
So it begins with a photo of Bianca’s baby girl Lucia, posted on instagram. Now if social media is a magnified version of ourselves, the comments sections are like a display of our collective (in)ability at discourse.
It also reveals what is deemed important by minds already molded by notions that white is better, no thanks to the beauty industry.
That’s what you call a take down.
Sometimes it’s what we deserve.