Beth Ditto Calls Modeling Industry 'Brutal'

Beth Ditto, lead singer of The Gossip, is at it again! This week, reports The Independent, she calls the modeling industry a "brutal business that relies on a beauty standard achieved by 0.00008 per cent of women," and points out that females today are "bombarded with photos of girls with bodies that so, so, so few have, in clothes that will never fit and that you will never be able to afford." Ditto also seems to be miffed by the lack of talent most models and celebrities have.

"No one shows you a photo of 'Mama' Cass and says, 'See? She's a genius and had an amazing music career'. Or a painting by Frida Kahlo and says, 'You can be a revolutionary with vision and a unibrow, and not only will you be loved, worshipped and acclaimed, but you will be remembered for work, timeless and outstanding'."

Some commenters have blasted Ditto for not being "healthy," but what do you call this attitude? Someone considers her thoughts worthwhile: she has an advice column in the Guardian. Beth's recommendation to someone who's "just broken up with the love of my life" ? Cry, clean house, and "watch the film Funny Girl at least five times, eat at least 45 chocolate bars, and hang out with all those friends you blew off to hang out with your ex. I truly believe that, through a combination of Nutella, old pals and Barbra Streisand, we can achieve happiness and, very probably, world peace."

Ditto Hits Out At 'Brutal And Abnormal' Fashionistas [TheIndependent]
Related: What Would Beth Ditto Do? [Guardian]
Earlier: Beth Ditto: "Size Hero For The Size-Zero Age"