Swimsuit designer South Shore Swimwear sunk to a new low (pun absolutely intended) after sharing her fat-shaming “opinion” of Amy Schumer in the comments section of Instyle‘s Instagram account revealing their new cover.
The comedian is posing with her arms above her head on the cover, donning a sheer one-piece white swimsuit, and, honestly, looking fantastic.
Still, Massachusetts designer Dana Duggan was not impressed, commenting: “Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover? Not everyone should be in a swimsuit.”
Not everyone should… be in a swimsuit? What should they wear when they are, you know, swimming?
Of course, women of Instagram quickly called her out. “Explain this for me please,” one user wrote. “As a swimwear retailer do you turn away customers because they don’t belong in swimsuits?”
“Wait…what exactly are we suppose to wear to swim if we don’t fit your size standards?” another asked. “Should we hide inside and not enjoy life? Are you personally approved for swimwear?”
If you’re expecting this to go the way of most of these PR scandal stories, with the swimsuit manufacturer profusely apologizing for her words, I have a WILD surprise for you.
“I appreciate the free press. It’s called Freedom of Speech,” Duggans told the Huffington Post. “I can have my opinion and you can have yours. I’m tired of the media and publications trying to push the FAT agenda. It’s not healthy and it’s not pretty. What is wrong with featuring healthy and fit cover models?”
The fat agenda?? Who exactly is this woman to be judging women’s bodies, how exactly is being a size 6-8 (which Amy Schumer is) in any way “fat,” how is she a swimsuit designer who has any business if she doesn’t believe women who are over a size six should even wear swimsuits, does she really think weight equates with health, and HAS THIS WOMAN EVER HEARD OF SOCIETY’S UNREALISTIC BEAUTY STANDARDS?
She then proceeded to tell the Huffington Post that they are the “biggest piece of crap publication out there.” She sounds like an absolute charmer.
For the record, Amy had a great time at the InStyle shoot.
“What's good about not being a model is that it's not the thing I trade on. Once I start looking older, that won't affect me. I have never gotten anything done because I'm, like, so gorgeous. I'm good-looking enough that I can work in the business. I get enough attention from men that I feel good. I see pictures of myself now, and I look younger than I think of myself. It hasn't scared me yet.” @JessSeinfeld interviewed @AmySchumer for our May cover and the results are powerful and, as expected, hilarious. Click the link in our bio for the full story. ✨ | 📷: @carterbedloesmith; Fashion Editor: @cristinaehrlich; Hair: @kimmykuppkakes; Makeup: @andrea_tiller; Manicure: @caseynails; Pop Styling: Lynn Nigro; Production: First Light Productions