V Magazine is raising all types of eyebrows with the pending release of their upcoming “Size Issue.” The magazine has chosen to use plus size models rocking designs from Gucci, DSquared, House of Holland- and in some cases- nothing at all. Debate is already raging about the magazine’s decision to use women who clearly have fat and cellulite and what effect it will have on a nation that is supposedly already overweight. On the flipside- complaints of magazines using women no larger than a size 0 has also raged on for years. I believe V mag thought they were showcasing a happy medium with the models they chose, however that is not the case as many believe them to not be indicative of average women- but rather obese and unhealthy examples of all women should strive not to be.
Update: Just added the cover which features “Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe.
I have included several images from the issue that hits stands on January 14th and ask your opinion. Did V Magazine screw up by showcasing women who are outside the norm of what is considered healthy and beautiful in America?
FYI: Toccara Jones in not featured in the magazine and was used for illustration purposes only.