'Disturbing': Victoria Beckham SLAMMED over using 'underage' model for her VB capsule collection
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: In a campaign for her new collection, fashion designer Victoria Beckham faced backlash for the use of an "underage" model as the face of her new campaign. Fashion fans slammed Beckham saying the model is "inappropriate" for the campaign. The fashion designer, 48, shared a black-and-white photo of model Morgan Porter wearing one of the cardigans from her VB body capsule collection.
Morgan is signed to Storm Models and has walked the runway for Beckham and Jil Sander as well as shot campaigns for Louis Vuitton. The caption read, ''Meticulously designed and new to the VB Body capsule collection, the cropped cardigan hugs the body whilst accentuating the waist. Available in black and white, it’s the perfect layering piece.''
Apparently, fans did not approve of the choice of model and were highly disappointed with the designer. People slammed Beckham by showing their discontentment with the photo shoot. Many believed that the model looked "too young" and the photo shoot was "disturbing." While the model's age is unknown and has not been confirmed, people thought she didn't appear to be very old.
One person wrote, ''This image isn't right! If she isn't a child she is a very child-like which obviously is what you wanted. Just wrong!" Another said, ''Model is way too young. Totally inappropriate.'' One user wrote, "Unfollowing, this picture is disturbing and should be taken down."
While one user called the post "really uncomfortable". Another user wrote, "Why are you using a childlike model for an underwear campaign to accentuate waists? Odd." And one commented, "Don't like it at all. This is the sexualization of children."
This is not the first time the designer and mother-of-four has faced criticism for her model selection. People criticized the brand in 2019 for using a ''skeletal'' model who was "ill-looking", promoting an unhealthy body image. Victoria received backlash on social media in March 2016 after posting a bizarre GIF of a model on her Instagram page. The fashion designer was quick to notice the moving image, which showed a young, blonde-haired model turning left and right against a backdrop of the New York skyline, garnering 32,000 likes.
Although Beckham's current campaign's particular photo has agitated fans, other campaign promotions have received approval for showcasing models of various shapes and sizes. Fans praised the designer for using ''models of all sizes'' after a video of a plus-size model showcasing the new collection was posted. Beckham posted the video with the caption, "Designed in our signature compact knit, VB Body gently sculpts and flatters the figure. This season sees elevated takes on wear-everywhere pieces, including scallop detailing, a new square neckline and an open-back bodysuit."
One person wrote, ''Finally qween! You listened to our feedback and used curvaceous models for your campaign.'' Another said, ''As a larger lady I love this. Hard to stay classy when your options are SHEIN or a tent for two.''
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