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Is Terry Richardson Empowering Or Degrading Plus Size Women With This Photo Shoot?

Submitted by on July 15, 2011 – 1:45 pm10 Comments

Vice magazine and controversial photographer, Terry Richardson, collaborated on a provocative photo shoot featuring plus size women.  Titled “Tons of Fun,” the shoot was done in Terry’s signature raw fashion, and will be in the next issue of Vice. Peep a few shots as well as the “behind the scenes” video below.  Some critics, such as StyleLite.com, are questioning whether Terry is celebrating or degrading these women. What are your thoughts?

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  • basle b says:

    anyone who stickers their door in a grid system is a loser anyway

  • good says:

    That’s hot, but could be more classy :)

  • Classythickness says:

    Im loving it…i love anytime plus size women are making it known that they are who they are..hate it or love it…but I have to admit it could have been a lil classier.still sexy but classy.and it was missing ME…

  • (O_O) says:

    I don’t support anything plus size…imo plus size, thick, big-boned should not be used in society…the correct term is obesity..no women should look at these photo’s and feel empowered…it’s disgusting, unhealthy, and a heart attack waiting to happen..these women wont live till 50.

    plus the women look trashy.

    Im Out

  • Kitaboo says:

    If u have a problem with plus size women then get a life… There are just as many skinny, thin, scrony, bony women with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and all kinds of other problem society has labeled on anyone over a size 8. The pictures could haVe been more classy but its Terry so what did you expect. I am a Plus size woman and FYI I AM VERY HEALTHY.Woman shouldn’t be so quick to judge someone by their sizE because I am very sure there on some things on you that aren’t so perfect… Just haters, atleast plus size women own their curves, makes us beautiful. I get sick of hearin skinny females complaing that they are soooo fat, and they are a size 2. JUST PLAIN IGNORANT.Do your research before you start spewing bullsh*t from you mouth like you actually know what you are talkin about. PLUS SIZE DIVAS TO THE FULLEST!!!

  • I loved it, I think it was great. I wish I could have been apart of that shoot! It was crazy, sexy and very cool!

  • Most women are plus size, even though society will not admit it! Statistically speaking the average size is 12 & 14. According to most designers size 10 is also considered to be plus size as well. I think if you take care of yourself and maintain your body by exercising regularly I don’t see anything wrong with it. However that all depends on your height and your body type. I don’t think you should just allow yourself to become out of control and become sloppy and overweight. Be realistic and maintain your curves and always love yourself no matter what! Everyone is not going to be thin but love the body your in and do the best you can.

  • [...] (on the border of being “regular” sized and plus-size), i was shocked about the huge uproar regarding the ever-so-controversial photographer terry richardson shoot for vice magazine’s [...]

  • size 0 says:

    @ Kitaboo..

    Don’t be hating on skinny women..the last time I checked people weren’t born fat, but they choose to be..

    It’s fat peoples poor decisions (and many other factors) that contribute to being overweight….when they are put ON BLAST for their obesity, they want to cop an attitude…


    The real reason you got offended is because (O_O) is telling the truth.

    I don’t think people will consider you a DIVA when your stomach be hanging lower than cow udders…you must convince yourself daily that your healthy, but in reality the scale and mirror don’t lie.

    Honey, skinny people ain’t hating on you….they’re looking past you.


  • Marieke says:

    this is how a women should be it looks much better then skinny girls who only live on salade this girls are happy

    and at (O_O) i think u are someone with a low self esteem u dont know what pretty is fat is the new skinny so get use to it :D nd obese?? this girls are far from obese maybe u need to make more fun in your life cuz u talk like a old bitch

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