Victoria Beckham Disregards Request to Discuss Modeling Practices with Parliament
Victoria Beckham is being criticized by a political group in England for allegedly ignoring requests to discuss issues surrounding body image and health of young models in the fashion industry.
The former Spice Girl has received criticism for employing “skeleton-like” models on her catwalk at a recent show of hers at New York’s Fashion Week.
The head of the British All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, Caroline Nokes, called Beckham out for not responding to her invitation to talk about raising awareness of body image, eating disorders, nutrition and health issues within the advertising and fashion industries.
Nokes tells The Mirror:
I have written to a number of model agencies including Wilhelmina, Models 1 and Storm and also to Victoria Beckham, whose show at New York fashion week drew such attention to this already concerning problem. Sadly, I have received no response from any of them and I think this is a real shame.
According to a spokeswoman for Victoria, she is currently on vacation and was not aware of the correspondence.