Tyra Banks has addressed the controversy surrounding the upcoming season of America’s Next Top Model. You won’t find the reason for the problem airing on TV’s anymore since The CW has stopped airing the promo, but we have it from youtube.
In the clip, they feature a girl named Ann with an incredibly, scary-thin waist. This prompts Tyra to say there’s something about Ann she likes, and Mr. Jay to say that Mrs. Jay will be going on a diet now.
Tyra Banks has responded:
First and foremost, I want to give a personal shout-out to each and every one of you who spoke out and took a stance on the Top Model Cycle 15 teaser trailer that was released last week. My life’s mission is to expand the definition of beauty – EVERY kind of beauty! This is one of the reasons I created “America’s Next Top Model” just 8 years and 15 Cycles ago…since then we’ve challenged all different stereotypes of beauty with race, weight, height and beyond. The overwhelming response sparked by the Top Model trailer shows that the overarching message of the show – to accept and celebrate all types of beauty – is reaching and affecting our viewers. I knew I had to address this once I realized that this message was on the line.
You can read the rest of the message here.