Calling Amy Schumer to the rescue. Maybe the comedian extraordinaire who recently railed against being put in Glamour Magazine’s “Plus Size” issue, can empower poor Betty at this head-scratching, body shaming attempt by flawless Veronica.
When it comes to body shaming, many girls cut their baby teeth on the ongoing comic book cat fights between Betty and Veronica, with oh-so-perfect-rich girl-Ronnie constantly belittling the supposedly less than perfect Betty.
What message did this send young girls about body image ?
Seemingly silly, this comic book cat-fight does bring to mind the ongoing problem that we still face today of a media still slow in embracing a more expansive version of fashion that doesn’t segregate and reward women based on the shapes of their bodies. And if Amy Schumer is a size 6 or 8, how is that considered plus size?
Even 50 years later, this 1966 comic isn’t all that funny.