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An Open Letter to Sports Illustrated

Dear Sports Illustrated,

Thanks for throwing us curvy girls a bone by putting the beautiful Ashley Graham on the cover of your swimsuit edition.

Know why I call it a bone?  Certainly not because she doesn’t deserve the cover, because anyone can see she is devastatingly beautiful, but because it seems you didn’t feel a curvy girl deserved to have the only cover.

Oh, you’re trying to cover up that fact by claiming “diversity” and “representation” through having not one, but three covers, and touting it as “history making”, but a curvy girl can see right through that shit.

What you’re “representing” is your inability to nut up and put a curvy girl on the one and only cover for fear of what your readers will say, even though I guarantee you a large amount of them would likely pick her cover over the others.

Let’s get real about what your swimsuit issue is:  ass cheek and side boob shots, and spillage from barely there swimwear.   Basically, it’s soft core porn, so really, you’re the last piece of journalism I’m looking to to represent a diverse sector of women.

And honestly, I was a little sad when I read the following quote by Ashley:

“I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages,” Graham said. “But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers; they are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”

One cover amongst three, does not barrier break, nor a standard make.  It says, “we didn’t have the balls to give you your own cover”.

So why don’t you fuck right off SI.

Sincerely,

Curvy Girls Everywhere

 

 

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Sports Illustrated

  1. That is really stupid of them. Well said!

  2. Given the availability of virtually limitless access to all sizes, statures, shades and states of dress, it is a wonder to me that the SI annual festival of airbrushed beauty still makes more than a ripple in the sea of lust and admiration. With just a click, we have access to so much sexualized imagery, much of it more compelling in it’s amateur authenticity than anything a glossy magazine’s famished–or, in this case, more healthfully sleek–professional models can offer, with their layers of paint and varnish.

    • I would agree, especially when even Playboy has now been relegated to the annals of history. However, it seems to be big news, especially with them putting a “curvy girl” on there, and them hyping the fact they’re offering 3 alternate covers.

      When it comes down to it, they do it for the money, and in this country sex still sells, even there is a multitude of free stuff out there.

  3. You aren’t claiming Rhonda Rousey for a majority decicion?

  4. I don’t suppose you would want to come write for my #BeReal series? I loved this post and would love to have your voice in the series. If interested email me 🙂 hastywords@gmail.com

  5. I am not a curvy girl. I am a boy stick figure, and I loved this.

  6. I love your “take” on this.

  7. Well said.
    Loved every word of this.

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