where are all the plus size male models?! what are your thoughts? http://t.co/M15I1qbbJC— GentlemenUK (@Gentlemen_UK) September 20, 2015
-Josh Ostrovsky has just signed to model agency One Management and showed a collection at New York Fashion Week. He says: “I just want to inspire people of my size and my gender to be comfortable in their own skin because it’s OK to have a mediocre body and very, very high cholesterol, as long as you look great doing it.”
-"Up until now, the discussion surrounding body positivity has focused on women." Plus-size brands exist for men but nobody really models them. Three major agencies in the UK said they have no plans to hire any male plus-size models.
-Founder of Chubstr, a plus-size style board, says "I’m not against that, the Judd Apatow film character, but society needs to acknowledge that the ‘jokey fat guy’ also wants to look good. There’s an idea that the big guy doesn’t care, that he wants to hang out in sweatpants.”
-Editor of Men's Health magazine says "Plus-size models might be seen as challenging prejudice or empowering from a cultural standpoint, but I’m not sure glamourising unhealthy images is really any of those things." He adds "“When discussing anorexia in fashion, the health argument sensibly prevails; when obesity comes into play, emotive arguments tend to take over.”