Bebe Rexha has had an incredible year: her debut album was one of the top five most streamed female albums of 2018, her single “Meant To Be” with Florida Georgia Line spent an entire year on the Billboard Hot 100, and she’s nominated for two Grammy’s.
Unfortunately, Rexha has run into a bit of drama during her search for something to wear to the Grammy Awards ceremony. Apparently, designers don’t want to dress her because she’s “too big.” For the record, Rexha’s dress size is a 6/8, which is eight sizes smaller than the American average.
The singer took to social media to vent her frustrations with Hollywood’s beauty expectations.
Rexha ranted, “So I finally get nominated at the Grammy’s and it’s, like, the coolest thing ever. A lot of times, artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk down the red carpet, right? I had my team hit [up] a lot of designers and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big. Literally, like, I’m too big.”
The “I’m a Mess” singer continued, “If a size 6/8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t want to wear your f—ing dresses. ‘Cause that’s crazy! ‘Cause you’re saying that all the women in the world that are a size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses.”
To wrap up her video, she had a message to any designer who told her she was too thick to wear their dresses: “F— you! I don’t want to wear your dresses!”
In the caption, Rexha encouraged her followers to “Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size.”
Rexha isn’t the only celeb to experience this kind of body shaming recently. In December 2018, Megan Mullally posted on her Instagram that despite the fact that she’s hosting the 2019 SAG Awards, she will probably buy her dress online because designer’s don’t send her dresses, “even though there is literally a 100 percent chance that [she] will be on camera, because [she’s] HOSTING IT.”
Since posting the video, Bebe Rexha has received a ton of support from both fans and other celebrities. Christian Siriano, who is known for being a body positive designer, even tweeted, “We have dressed @BebeRexha a few times and would love to do it again!”
What do you think: is it cool for designers to shut out people because of their body size? Sound off in the comments!