Australia has been a little behind the curve on the important social justice issue of fat acceptance, which is all about to change and in “First billboard to feature a curve model lands in Australia: ‘How could we not have done this yet?'” we learn that this gigantic heaving pile of blubber with tree trunks for legs who is described as a “Canberra mum” and “mixed-race curve model, podcaster and activist” is the face of the “Beach Please” advertising campaign for what around here we insist on calling a bathers company, called Curvy Swimwear.
Thanks to our national determination to keep the plague eternally off our shores this model who likes to be known as “The Bodzilla” is still alive at 36 years.
Curvy Swimwear spokesman Mel Greig knows what Current Year it is:
I mean, how could we not have done this in Australia yet? It’s 2021 and we haven’t had a plus size model on a billboard
No we haven’t! It might be, and picking one factor at random here, that there was still some tiny residual understanding that how you present yourself to the world and your fellow citizens is important, that you have a social responsibility to people to not gross them out or make them almost physically ill when looking at you. It’s about being polite, caring about not just yourself but how others see you. Even at the beach, and on billboards.
But we don’t do that anymore, so have to look at this: