The character, who was revealed in a new trailer, could lead to “body dysmorphic disorders” among children and young teens, critics claim.
The ailment involves an obsession that one’s appearance is flawed. Those suffering from it can experience life-threatening depression and other social phobias.
Hollywood and the fashion industry have long been accused of setting unrealistic beauty standards that cause young girls to feel inadequate. They do so through digital editing. Models or actresses often have their figures enhanced and imperfections removed to heighten their beauty.
The process has become known by the catch-all term “photoshopping” after a popular digital editing software.
For its part, Disney has denied accusations that James has been digitally altered. Reps for James also say the look was achieved by using a corset.
But critics on social media aren’t buying it, including several actresses. They point out that Cinderella’s waist is glaringly small whether she’s wearing her blue ball gown or a work-a-day dress.
“This isn’t a normal human sized waist, right?’ tweeted actress Sarah Ann Masse
‘Her waist should not be this small. Photoshop or not,” wrote Alison Rey, an adult film star who knows a thing or two about body shape.
The trailer was released Wednesday (Feb. 11) and the full movie premiered last night (Feb. 14) at the Berlin Film Festival. James wore a Dior strapless ball gown and glass slippers custom made by Jimmy Choo.
For the record, James is five-feet, five-inches tall and has 32-24-34 measurements. She wears a 32B bra.
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