Bebe Rexha has been nominated for a Grammy for best new artist, which is great.
But the singer-songwriter is having a hard time finding something to wear to the award ceremony on acount of her being a size 8.
Yes, a size 8.
According to Rexha, designers are refusing to dress her “too big” body; the same “too big” body that has helped her produce music resulting in 3.35 billion total global streams.
“So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like the coolest thing ever,” the 29-year-old said in an Instagram video. “And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right? Like you go to any big designer. So I had my team hit out a lot of designers and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big.”
We’ve been down this path many times before. Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Megan Mullaly, are just some of the celebrities who’ve been vocal about the lack of designers offering to outfit their body types.
“Designers do not send me dresses,” Mullaly, who stars on Will &Grace, recently wrote on Instagram, “even though there is literally a 100 per cent chance that I will be on camera, because I’M HOSTING [the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards].”
“If a size 6/8 is ‘too big’ then I don’t know what to tell you,” Rexha, who will be a celebrity mentor on the second season of The Launch, continued. And she ended her caption underneath the video with this: “My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys.”
Here’s an idea: when designers refuse to dress women maybe those women should let us know who these designers are because whether you’re a size 00, which still makes me laugh because it’s literally impossible to dress a nothing, or a 24, wallets speak volumes. Wouldn’t you love to know who said: “Sorry Melissa McCarthy, you’re a comic genius. Dramatic genius too, actually. But we just can’t figure out how to make a dress that’s bigger than the palm of our left hand.”
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Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY