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'Frustrated' Alexa Chung responds to weight criticism

17 OCTOBER 2012

She is often on the receiving end of harsh comments in the media about her weight. 

But Alexa Chung has finally responded to criticism that she is too thin, arguing that the press needs to re-evaluate their attitude towards women.

 



"I think it's about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect, like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight," she said.

And the fashion icon went on to say that she finds the speculation frustrating.

"It's not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn't mean that I'm like advocating it and saying: 'I look great.'

"How do you know I'm not looking in the mirror and going: 'I wish I could gain ten pounds?' Which is actually quite often the case."

 



Despite wanting to put on weight, she insists that she is not able to openly admit to it, due to it being deemed insincere.

"But if you say that you sound like you're bragging that you're naturally thin, and you're not allowed to do that because even though it's not the ideal weight, it kind of is as well." 

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