Filippa Hamilton first made headlines when an image photoshopped to make her look abnormally thin appeared in a Ralph Lauren ad.... Now the 23-year-old model says before the ad even came out, she was fired by Ralph Lauren for being too fat. Ralph Lauren says Hamilton was dropped for her "inability to meet the obligations of her contract."
Hamilton is size 4, is 5-10 and weighs 120 pounds. She says her weight has not fluctuated since she started working for the company eight years ago and she has no problem fitting into the sample clothing. She also says she was angry when she saw the photoshopped ad. "I saw my face in this super, extremely skinny girl which is not me. It makes me sad," she told Ann Curry this morning. "It's not healthy, and it's not right."
Kate White, editor-in chief of Cosmo magazine, said women need to complain and protest...and then back it up with their pocket books. What do you think? Is this case, and others like it, sending a bad message to young women? Will you protest with your pocket book?