Blogosphere Erupts Over 'Big Girl' Comment

Times critic and a stylist slam Christina Hendricks' dress
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 11:13 AM CST
Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" arrives at the InStyle/Warner Bros. party following the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Another New York Times writer is in the hot seat over disparaging comments about Golden Globes attendees. Fashion critic Cathy Horyn, when criticizing Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks’ ruffly gown, quoted an anonymous stylist as saying, “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress.” Christina Hendricks, big? Cue outrage—which became even more passionate when the paper acknowledged inadvertently doctoring its photo in processing, making Hendricks look portlier, CNN reports.

Horyn joins colleague Andy Port, who irked critics by speculating three particular actresses had gained some weight, as well as a Times blogger who slammed Michael C. Hall's hat before realizing he had cancer. One style expert defended Horyn, insisting, "That's a stylist's brain talking about how a garment could look the best. The person wearing it is there to convey the dress in the best light."

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