Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Hits Out At Chloe Moretz For Fat Shaming In Upcoming Snow White Movie
Chloe Moretz is receiving a hard time on Twitter for her role in upcoming parody film Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs.
The Kick-Ass star will voice the lead character of Snow White in the South Korean animation movie.
But plus-size model Tess Holliday has been quick to call out the movie, accusing it of fat shaming.
The parody tells the original fairytale story in a very different way.
Seven handsome princes fall under a curse that turns them into dwarfs, and they must receive a kiss from a beautiful princess to break the spell.
Snow White owns the enchanted red shoes that transform her from a small, curvy woman into a tall, slim and “beautiful” princess.
Yet the controversial plot hasn’t gone down well with public figures like Holliday, who are all about promoting body confidence.
Tess tweeted a snap of the film’s poster that reads, ‘What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 dwarfs not so short?’
The 31-year-old model and mom of two wrote,
“How did this get approved by an entire marketing team? Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat = ugly?”, and proceeded to tag lead actress Chloe in her tweet.
— Tess Holliday 🥀 (@Tess_Holliday) May 30, 2017
And the world of Twitter has been quick to agree with Holliday’s opinion.
One tweeter expressed,
“What if Snow White felt beautiful no matter what because people treated her as a person, not an object?”
"What if Snow White felt beautiful no matter what because people treated her as a person, not an object?"
— Roof Beam Reader (@RoofBeamReader) May 30, 2017
While another completely supports Tess’s view, saying,
“As a mother of a teenage daughter and a woman in general this is so so incredibly disturbing.”
as a mother of a teenage daughter and a woman in general this is so so incredibly disturbing. #WTH
— Courtney Fernandez (@CourtLovesLife) May 30, 2017
Another concerned parent tweeted,
“No wonder kids have issues with body image. Enough of the size shaming. We are all unique and thus beautiful in our own way.”
No wonder kids have issues with body image. Enough of the size shaming. We are all unique and thus beautiful in our own way
— Julie C Cluff (@Quatchi1974) May 31, 2017
Despite the backlash, some tweeters are still willing to give the film a chance.
One user disagreed with the general reaction, saying,
“Really think people are being overly judgemental. Bad ad doesn’t mean bad movie. The people working on the film know the script. We don’t.”
Really think people are being overly judgemental. Bad ad doesn't mean bad movie. The people working on the film know the script. We don't.
— Ben V. Decker (@Nightw0lf414) May 30, 2017
It seems that the team behind the movie were intending to produce a positive message.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the animation aims to show that inner beauty is all that matters rather than implying ‘skinny is beautiful’, which is what Holliday and others gain from the poster.
Locus Creative Studios even describe the film on their site as ‘family-friendly’.
It’s not entirely clear when the animated spin-off will hit cinemas, but Cannes film festival poster suggests it’s summer 2018.
Moretz hasn’t commented on the negative social media response to her upcoming role.