A DOCUMENTARY exploring the world of plus-size modelling has been criticised by trolls who branded the women ‘disgusting’.
The show, Curvy Girls: Stripped Bare, followed the models of London Based agency, Milk Management.
The girls range from a size 12 to 26 on Milk’s books, and while the girls oozed body confidence and preached positivity, cruel trolls pounced online.
Despite the modelling industry becoming more inclusive in recent years, some people still didn’t want to see plus-size women modelling.
One person took to Twitter to criticise the girls, saying: “Disgusting #curvygirlsstrippedbare no one wants to see those nasty disgusting ripples on your thighs love.”
Another person tweeted: “Play a drinking game with this show about over-weight women with nice faces.
“Drink every time you hear any of the following..."people are waking up", "diversity", "skinny white women", "Size 16", "curvy".”
And this person also questioned the threshold of plus size, writing: “Loving #curvygirlsstrippedbare on Channel 5, but still think it's ridiculous that anybody over a UK size 10 is classed as a curve or plus size model!”
Another person agreed, saying: “These girls look amazing and 'normal'.
“What’s worrying is that some of these girls are not what I consider to be large so what does that say about the fashion industry with zero sized models.”
This person said: “There are no rules.....just that they must be size 12 or bigger.”
But people also praised the models and hit out at the haters, with one woman saying: “This is why plus size women like myself are afraid of the world!! I LOVE MY RIPPLES.”
Others also tweeted their support, with one person commenting: “Quite an inspiring documentary.
“They are all beautiful.”
The programme follows some famous faces as they shoot a number of campaigns, including Hayley Hasselhoff, the 26-year-old daughter of David Hasselhoff.
One scene shows size 18 Hayley sit down on a box and crash right through it - although she sees the funny side.
Another model which the show follows is 30-year-old Felicity Hayward, who was one of the first plus-size models to land a major campaign, for MAC.
She commented on how quickly the fashion industry has changed, saying how the world has shifted from "does my butt look big in this", to "is my butt big enough?"
Rising star Sonny Turner also featured, and she revealed how she would use padding to make herself even bigger for castings.
She said: “I was a size 12 but it would make me look a size 16, which I am now.
“Every job, every casting, if it was a plus brand I’d have to wear hip padding around the hips, ass padding.
“It was an open thing, something they’d say can you pad this twice. It’s like spanx.”
She added “this fat is making me money”, as she said credited fast food for her figure.
Sonny said: “I was eating McDonalds every day by myself when I lived in London.
“I used to make oven stuff, like pizza. That’s how I became a plus size model.”
Milk was started by former model Anna Shillinglaw, she set up the agency eight years ago after her career ended when she gained weight and became size 10.
As the debate over model size rages, MILK modelling founder Anna Shillinglaw claims her models don’t promote obesity.
And here’s a peek inside size modelling agency MILK – which includes Hayley Hasselhoff and Felicity Hayward.
We also told you how PrettyLittleThing was criticising for using size 16 models to advertise its bikini range.