“i know i should just leave it but…i really hate when writers just write whatever they want… ‘i dont work with fat people…’ why would someone say such a thing?!” Formichetti declared tonight on his Facebook, under a gorgeous picture he styled for V‘s size issue.
He goes on to say, “you dont need to be skinny to look gorgeous!!! heres another favourite picture i created for v magazine. dont believe everything you read on line please….”
Another choice quote: “GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES.” Finally, the stylist concludes his rant: “ok. im going to stop.. but one last thing. lol . just so you all know i just worked with beth ditto and also another iconic non-skinny person for the next issue of VMAN with steven klein so dont read everything you read on line – love you all. …(๏)ᴥ(๏)…..”
The man has a point. If he really can’t work with fat people, as he is quoted saying in W, Formichetti’s entire existence is a fraud. What Lady Gaga and her world represent, above all, is acceptance, and as her most important collaborator, Formichetti must embrace that notion.
His words were probably taken out of context, or he didn’t “mean” them the way they sounded. Does that make it okay? No.
And as someone who has experienced weight discrimination in the past, I don’t take this sort of thing lightly. But as a journalist, I also don’t believe everything I read. So personally, I’m going to give Formichetti the benefit of the doubt.
If you’re still mad at Nicola and need to find some way to make him feel small, watch this NSFW video. Have a chuckle, and be done with it.