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Iskra Lawrence is not one for typos, especially when they’re in reference to her.
The model has been living the life hopping from beach to beach from Mexico to Miami and upping her swimsuit game as she goes. As would happen to any public figure on vacation, the paparazzi have been following her every move and capturing her vacation. Not that she minds. She actually thinks it’s pretty funny. Except when they mislabel her.
The Independent published an article including photos from her vacation with the headline, “Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence is the picture of body confidence as she hits the beach in Miami.” In the article, she is referred to as a “plus size model” who is “becoming a bastion of body confidence.” While the second half of that sentence is definitely true, Lawrence doesn’t approve of the first half.
The blonde beauty isn’t into labels when it comes to anything, especially modeling. So, she was quick to correct the publication on Twitter. “*model* Iskra Lawrence is the picture of body confidence as she hits the beach in Miami,” she wrote, changing the headline to how it should actually read and linking to the original article.
*model* Iskra Lawrence is the picture of body confidence as she hits the beach in Miami https://t.co/raqsvlRibz
— Iskra Lawrence (@Iskra) December 13, 2017
Of course, her followers lauded the bold move. “Correct!” one wrote. “Yes Iskra, show em how the title should have been written!!! ,” said another.
@Iskra why do they STILL define body shapes or use definitions in publications?! Fucking morons. Need more women like you who DGAF x
— DEAN RAVEN (@DeanRavenMusic) December 13, 2017
"Plus-size model" is a strange term and, in a way, sounds non-inclusive. It's like saying plus-size actor/actress or plus-size singer. You could add "plus-size" to almost anything. The body doesn't define a profession.
— Kevin (@ArtyDarth) December 13, 2017
— Hayley Wilbur (@HayleyWilbur) December 13, 2017
In an article for Women’s Health UK last summer, Lawrence noted that she has a particular problem with the label “plus-size,” adding that “despite being 5-foot-9 with a size 10 waist [size 6 U.S.] and a size 14 bottom [size 10 U.S.], I’m a ‘plus-size’ model…I think the term is so backwards; it has negative connotations but applies to 60 percent of women.”
She expressed the same concern to Byrdie last November. “I believe no one desires to be labelled. How can you define someone by their size, color, gender, religion or sexuality? We are so much more than that,” she said in an interview. “Plus-size has a negative connotation because currently women above a certain size can’t shop in the same stores or wear the same designers. They have been excluded from fashion by an elitist industry, and it’s time to drop the labels and treat everyone equally.”
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