Cara Delevingne, who became famous for showing off her body in the fashion industry and isn’t afraid to get half-naked for publicity, has slammed a newspaper for trying to sell copies for talking about her body, calling it “shameless”.
The supermodel and co-star of box-office hit Suicide Squad has attacked the Sun newspaper for claiming — in an article titled “Heavenly body-shaming: Victoria’s Secret blast ‘bloated’ Cara Delevingne as ‘fat’” — that she was dropped from the Victoria’s Secret fashion show because she was “bloated”.
The story infuriated Delevingne, who insisted it was incorrect. She promptly took to her favorite medium, Instagram, and said: “It’s shameless to discuss women’s bodies just to sell papers. #Bloated.”
Victoria’s Secret also issued a rare statement denying the “bloated” report, which the Sun has since taken down. According to Victoria’s Secret (in a letter Cara shared with her 35 million Instagram followers) the real reason she wasn’t booked for the fashion show was that she was shooting a movie in North Carolina.
Interestingly, though, the supermodel has shamelessly used her body in a number of campaigns. Just a month ago, she became an ambassador to Puma’s campaign called “Do You”, which she promoted by getting half-naked:
Two months ago, she graced the cover of the Times’ Style magazine to support a campaign against cancer by also getting half-naked. And that time, she didn’t have an issue with the cover picture used to sell more copies, claiming “I am so happy with this cover & thrilled to be helping raise awareness for a cause that is so important”.
Isn’t this a bit hypocritical, Cara?