...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
The article discusses the different reactions to the outfits worn by Lil Nas X and Sam Smith at the Met Gala 2023.
Lil Nas X’s outfit, which was a silver thong adorned with Swarovski crystals and encrusted whiskers, was celebrated and positively received.
However, the article suggests that if Sam Smith had worn the same outfit, the reaction would have been very different.
Lil Nas X’s Outfit:
The article describes Lil Nas X’s outfit, which was a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette.
The outfit was painted silver, and Lil Nas X wore nothing but a thong, platforms, over 200,000 Swarovski crystals, and encrusted whiskers.
The article notes that the outfit received overwhelming positive reactions.
Sam Smith’s Outfits:
The article talks about the criticism Sam Smith has faced for their sartorial choices, including corsets, fishnets, balloon-suits, and nipple tassels.
Some have labeled Smith’s outfits as “terrible” and “evil.”
The article suggests that while some criticism may be attributed to homophobia, prejudice against different body shapes cannot be ignored.
Karl Lagerfeld’s Attitude Towards Body Size:The article brings up Karl Lagerfeld, who was known for his judgmental attitude towards larger bodies and his criticism of the body positivity movement.
Lagerfeld’s attitude towards body size was evident in a 2009 interview where he referred to larger people as “fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly.”
The article notes that Lagerfeld was honored at the Met Gala 2023 and raises questions about how much has changed regarding conversations about body image in the last decade.
The article concludes by stating that Lil Nas X’s bold expression of queerness should be celebrated, but it should not be a privilege exclusive to those who frequent the gym.
The article suggests that while Lil Nas X’s outfit was celebrated, the criticism that Sam Smith faced for their sartorial choices raises questions about prejudice against different body shapes that cannot be ignored.
The article calls for more reform in the fashion industry.
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