We need to talk.... It would seem for some time now you've been touting yourself as the plus size poster girl, a chubby people's princess if you will. But it would seem you're a bit of a fraud, a charlatan amongst our ranks.
Your constant dieting, fat camp visiting, fat shaming ways aren't going unnoticed. For months now a teaser campaign has been running for your "Plus Size" clothing line, promising all us fat girls an exciting range, a range that will save us from our depressing world of black tents (patronising much?) - so, with baited breath we await your range, then finally, yesterday, we were given a sneak peak, ok... Some dresses, some bright colours... Nothing to set the fashion world alight, but in our limited market place we welcome any new additions and widening of choice...... Then BOOM... Sizes range from 16-22...!!! Pardon? I'm sorry? Anyone who shops for plus size clothing knows getting clothes up to a 22 is a relatively more easy task than it used to be, a large percentage of high street stores and supermarkets now stock up to 22, but for those over that size it's still extremely limited, frustrating and can be incredibly costly.
If, Miss Collins, the reports are to be believed, you're set to make over a million from this venture. So, I put it to you; surely any body with a bit of business nouse would realise you've just alienated yourself from a HUGE chunk of the market?!..... As Julia Roberts said to the snotty shop assistant in Pretty Woman... "BIG mistake, Huge". And it really is Gemma, because as we see you yo-yo dieting, going out with guys who a few weeks previous basically said they wouldn't touch you with a barge pole when sober because you're fat and now limiting your "plus size" range to a 22, I put it to you, are you in fact ashamed of being fat? Not body confident? And indeed not best placed to market yourself as plus size representative?
I suggest you spend some time researching your market better, maybe speaking to plus size women, reading plus size blogs and understanding your public better. Yes, you're only human, just an average joe, but you chose to thrust yourself into the limelight, and make issue of your body size, so please handle the opportunity you've been given with a little more savvy and respect, do your home work, and set out your market stall, as it were, a little better.
Mrs "fat and proud" BeBe