I have long been a fan of formerly-plus-size model Crystal Renn. She was such a luscious bastion of perfection without being a size 0:
Although I will admit that I was a little let down at first by her steady metamorphosis towards the mainstream standard of beauty, I am still a staunch admirer. This is what she looks like now:
But now this:
How was this allowed to happen? And in the moment, how could this have been stopped? Obviously someone amongst the team of stylists, editors, photographers, and make-up artists came up with and pushed for the eye-slanting for none other than Vogue Japan. I personally can't see how Ms. Renn could have protested amidst all the other primping and prodding, so no blame lies with her, but I am angered by whoever associated her with the oldest Asian joke in the book.
Was this somehow some clumsy and tone-deaf-as-fuck attempt at ingratiating Ms. Renn and Dolce & Gabbana to an Asian audience? Because if anything, this just distracts from the clothes and her beauty. First of all, the taping was done unevenly, so she looks odd. But most importantly, she doesn't look more Asian at all because obviously, the rest of her face isn't Asian, and for the millionth time in my life, not all of us Asian people have "chink eyes"!!! Argh! If you knew Asian people at all, you'd know that 1. Dolce & Gabbana doesn't have to resort to racist editorial spreads to garner attention...Asia LOOOOOOVES them already and 2. If anything, we actually prefer BIG eyes.
I would love to hear other people's points of view on this. Meanwhile, me and my round-eyed Asian ass will sit huddled in the nearest corner. :(