Fashion brand Herve Leger’s UK director Patrick Couderc was fired after saying that if you are ‘voluptuous’, ‘ a committed lesbian’ or ‘flat-chested’ then you can’t wear their bandage dress.
A statement from the fashion company said that Couderc “is no longer associated with the company” after he made offensive comments about what women are ”allowed” to wear the company’s most famous style, the bandage dress.
He said that “voluptuous women” or women with “very prominent hips and a very flat chest” shouldn’t wear the dress. He also said, “If you’re a committed lesbian and you are wearing trousers all your life, you won’t want to buy a Leger dress. Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely.”
Twitter obviously blew up after the comments went live, with some users even calling for celebrities to boycott the brand.
Herve Leger boss will need his OWN bandages after saying that lesbians & voluptuous women r banned from wearing brand’s iconic bandage dress
— Kathy Lette (@KathyLette) August 16, 2015
It’s mind blowing to me just how many people think it’s ok for them to comment on women’s body types! We are all… http://t.co/X6Sz7LLHgj — Marla Guloien (@MarlaGuloien) August 19, 2015
So #HerveLeger doesn’t want to make money? I mean…okay.
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 18, 2015
It’s always a crusty old troll like #patrickcouderc telling women what they should and shouldn’t wear. #herveleger pic.twitter.com/ayYhmokASd — Msmugler (@msmugler) August 18, 2015
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