Leslie Jones: Designers won’t dress me
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Leslie Jones: Designers won’t dress me

Leslie Jones arrives at the ELLE Women in Comedy Event at Hyde Sunset on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Leslie Jones arrives at the ELLE Women in Comedy Event at Hyde Sunset on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Leslie Jones, star of SNL and the upcoming Ghostbusters remake, just made it public on Twitter that no fashion house has wanted to dress her for the movie’s premiere:

As for whether the designers declined her, or just didn’t offer, Leslie answered:

The fact that no one has offered to dress Leslie shows that fashion designers are still afraid to take risks dressing women who don’t fit the Hollywood norm — tall, thin, white, feminine, etc. What’s even worse is that this matters at all.

Despite having a breakout year and starring in one of the biggest films of the summer, Jones is not commanding the same respect as other actors and actresses because of the way she looks. She is being judged for her appearance instead of her achievements.

When has a man ever not earned respect because of what he looks like? No matter how successful a woman is or what a woman does, she is always expected to look a certain way, and chastised when she doesn’t. If you haven’t noticed it before, you will now.

Thank you Leslie for shining another light on this double standard, and may you look and feel bangin’ at the premiere (Christian Siriano stepped up to the plate and will be dressing her).

Bummer to the fashion houses who turned her down. All eyes will be on her, but hopefully this time they’ll recognize not only her beauty, but her success.

xoxo,

Marley

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