NEW YORK, United States of America
An American singer, song writer and new artiste Bebe Rexha has revealed that numerous designers have told her she is “too big” to dress for the Grammy Awards.
Rexha posted a video on social media saying “a lot of designers… do not want to dress me because I’m too big”.
She has been nominated for the Grammy Awards on 10 February for Best New Artist, and also Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her song meant to be with Florida Georgia Line.
She noted that a lot of times artists go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet. They can go to any big designer, she says.
“I had my team hit up a lot of designers and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big. Literally, I’m too big. And if a size six to eight is too big then I don’t know what to tell you and I don’t want to wear your f****** dresses.” She said “”It’s crazy, you’re saying all the women in the world that are size eight and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses.”
She added: “So all the people who said I’m too big and I can’t wear your dresses. F*** you, I don’t want to wear your f****** dresses.”
The artiste told designers that it was okay if they do not like her fashion style or music, writing “don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY.”
Fans and those who have heard of her problem have called for her to share the names of the designers who refused to dress her, so women can boycott their clothing lines.
Others have praised her for publicly standing up for women who are not stick thin.