Singer Bebe Rexha, who came out last year, is done with fashion desginers who allegedly won’t work with her because she’s ‘too big’.
‘So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like the coolest thing ever,’ she starts in a video posted to Twitter.
She was nominated for Best New Artist, alongside the likes of Dua Lipa and Chloe X Halle.
‘A lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right?’ she continues.
Then she reveals she had her team reach out to designers but claims a lot of them refuse to dress her due to her size.
Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY pic.twitter.com/0nqdjXf0Dw
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) January 21, 2019
As the video goes on, Rexha makes her frustration apparent.
‘If a size 6-8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you, I don’t want to wear your fucking dresses,’ she says in no uncertain terms. ‘Cause that’s crazy. 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. So to all the people who said I’m too thick and can’t wear your dresses: fuck you, I don’t wanna wear your fucking dresses.’
People applauded her
Fans and celebrities alike rallied around her.
Adam Lambert gave her a thumbs up in response, while actor Mayim Bialik recommend a designer who designs dresses for her (also a size 8).
Manila Luzon also tweeted a response, telling Rexha to ‘learn from a drag queen’.
learn from a drag queen, gurrl. There are hundreds of unknown designers who can custom design you a dress fit specifically to your body. You don't have to buy into designer labels just because you wanna feel rich when you could be supporting up and coming designers
— Manila Luzon (@manilaluzon) January 21, 2019
‘There are hundreds of unknown designers who can custom design you a dress fit specifically to your body. You don’t have to buy into designer labels just because you wanna feel rich when you could be supporting up and coming designers,’ she wrote.
Designer Sherri Hill also offered her services to Rexha.
In her Instagram post, other artists like Demi Lovato and Neyo commented their support for Rexha.
This is not a new story in Hollywood.
Most famously, Christian Siriano dressed Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones for the Ghostbusters premiere after many designers turned her down.
He called out big fashion brands like Dior for not working with all sizes: ‘If I’m a very small brand, and we’re able to do it, a big house can make something very easily — it’s just whether they choose to or not.’