Topic: shape

Badass Blogger Rejects Shape Magazine’s Suggestion That She Cover Up Her Body To Fit Their Standards

Badass Blogger Rejects Shape Magazine's Suggestion That She Cover Up Her Body To Fit Their Standards

Last week, Shape magazine reached out to Brooke Birmingham, a blogger who documented her 170-pound weight loss on her site with the intention of featuring her as a success story in an upcoming issue. Birmingham was happy to oblige and sent in a photo, but was pretty irritated when Shape found her body to be lacking for their spread. More »

Should ‘Immoral’ Celebrities Be Banned from Magazine Covers?

Should 'Immoral' Celebrities Be Banned from Magazine Covers?

This October 2009 issue of Shape magazine featured singer LeAnn Rimes on the cover. In the last few years, Rimes has been more famous for starting an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian while he was still married than she has for her music. As a result, many readers emailed and sent letters to Shape, complaining that Rimes shouldn’t be “glorified” for her choices and “rewarded” by appearing on the cover of a national magazine (well, a magazine that isn’t a tabloid, I guess). Shape’s Editor In Chief, Valerie Latona sent the following email to people who complained: More »