Barbie Ferreira, star of Euphoria, has spoken out about the trendiness of size inclusion. Ferreira plays Kat Hernandez, a high schooler who puts her body image difficulties into online sex work.
In a Who What Wear interview, the model-turned-actress remarked that curvaceous fashion is still a challenge, and that some people see it as a novelty. For the HBO actor, the burden of being someone who outspokenly “loves themselves” is also a place where art doesn’t fully reflect life.
I think bigger bodies are not as ‘trendy’ as they used to be, which is really sad to me. But it’s more of a conversation of the fact that we all struggle with self-love, and I don’t think any young person has really figured it out yet.
It’s so funny that people just assume that. What — did I say that? I never said that. You guys just say that. You posted that on me.
It’s not radical for me to be wearing a crop top. [Comments like those are] just backhanded compliments. I’ve been doing this since I was 16. I’m 25.
The heaviness of Season 2 of “Euphoria” matched some of Ferreira’s own previous experiences, she said. She felt like she had a lot of things come up emotionally because of the pandemic, and putting some of that into season 2 was therapeutic for her.
As for the fashion industry as a whole, Ferreira noted that there is an extreme limitation to anything she could wear. Co-star Zendaya recently told Entertainment Weekly that the mission of the viral series is to hopefully help people feel a little bit less alone in their experience and their pain.
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