Tyra Banks Loves Super-Skinny Model
Maybe it's deceptive editing, but it sends the wrong message
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 12:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Tyra Banks may have once famously told her body critics to kiss her fat ass…but now she appears to be quite enamored with a ridiculously skinny America’s Next Top Model contestant. “Obviously the footage has been cut, so maybe what Tyra really likes about her is her walk or her ability to smize,” writes Anna North on Jezebel. “But this is the edit that the CW chose to publicize—one that shows the judges oohing and aahing over Ann's extremely small dimensions.”

ANTM obviously focuses on looks in a pretty conventional way, but Tyra's been pretty good in the past about preaching body acceptance. She started a model search for plus-size teens. And her impassioned response to people who criticized her own weight became justifiably famous,” North continues. “Given her history, Tyra probably doesn't want to promote a totally unrealistic image of female anatomy." But with this clip, "that's exactly what she's doing.”