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Ralph Lauren Accused of Terminating Fillippa Hamilton for her Weight

By: lauren festa - Published: Dec 23, 2009 • References: boingboing.net and thestar
A recent ad for a luxury fashion brand has sparked a crowd of angry protesters and left a super model out of a job. And all for the sake of photoshop beauty. Ralph Lauren, a mulit-billion dollar fashion brand, has fired model Fillippa Hamilton after speaking out about the doctored image.

The point of the alteration was to make the model appear skinnier than she actually is. At 5 feet 10 inches and 120 pounds, Hamilton hardly needed to appear skinnier. The waist size in the picutre is clearly an unrealistic depiction of a woman. Doctors have asked the U.K.‘s Advertising Standards Authority to put a disclaimer on ads that portray photoshop beauty as reality. Ralph Lauren has not said whether or not they will continue to run such ads.