Super model Kate Moss is no stranger to controversy, one of her most controversial moments occurred when she was quoted saying “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”. The infamous quote has recently been featured on a T-Shirt from the Hudson’s Bay Company, but after receiving a number of complaints via Twitter and other social media platforms, the Canadian retailer tweeted that the item of clothing would be “removed online and from stores immediately.“
A statement released from the company said; “We truly value our relationship with our customers and take their concerns seriously and we recognise that many took offence to the item. In this particular instance, while we respect the designer’s art, due to the overwhelming response and the sensitivity of the matter, we made the decision to promptly remove the T-shirts from our stores and from thebay.com.”
Moss made the original statement was made in 2009 during an interview with WWD, and had immediately caused an outrage in the press, and accused Moss of promoting eating disorders. However, Christopher Lee Sauve, the designer behind the T-shirt explains the reasoning to creating one of the most controversial statements t-shirts to date; “Fashion is created to be either celebrated, adored, or hated and deplored, quite like the industry itself. The particular T-shirt in question showcases an infamous quote by supermodel Kate Moss as a nutrition label – most, if not all, of my designs showcase some type of statement pointing out the absurdity of fashion, and this one item is no exception. I fully understand and comprehend the severity of an eating disorder and I do not condone celebrating such pain. My sincere apologies to anyone that I have offended with my designs. I believe wholeheartedly in my work, however, and I can’t apologise for that,” said Sauve.