Do you ache for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue the way the high-waisted yellow guy hankers for a hunka cheese?
Do you lie in wait in a creepy way at the supermarket, just dyin’ to get your sneaky mitts on the skimpy rag as soon as it slaps against that metal rack?
Well, this year, you’re gettin’ more for your money. Dig it — it’s heavy.
Hunter’s the magazine’s brand spankin’ new “obese” model.
And why? Because “exposure to diversity is the catalyst that will ignite tolerance, acceptance and understanding”:
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 8, 2019
Could you eat a wagon wheel?
What do you think of the model’s claim? Will “acceptance” follow?
SI also posted a video of Hunter, telling us the model’s ablaze:
Hunter McGrady + Costa Rica = 🔥 pic.twitter.com/XBQHMdcNWL
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 10, 2019
Sports Illustrated’s making notable changes; in the 2019 issue, it’s also going full-on burkini :
— Hunter McGrady (@HunterMcGrady) April 29, 2019
So there’s a fit model covered from head to toe, and a plus-size model laid mostly-bare.
As for changing the world, I suppose I have a different view of swimsuit magazines. I don’t expect them to provide a service beyond showing people in swimsuits.
It seems to me that nobody’s ogling a book famously filled with the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Laetitia Casta, Brooklyn Decker and Kate Upton to partake in social revolution. The hairy-backed among us check out ladyparts poorly obscured by fish nets and inadequate triangles held in place with dental floss for reasons similar to their utilization of Hustler. In toxically masculine hands, any pages not appealing to a baser nature will just be flipped past.
Just my opinion. Hunter has her own:
“It takes one person, one publication or one label to make that leap into being inclusive and diverse and to speak out on behalf of those who are not able to. Exposure to diversity is the catalyst that will ignite tolerance, acceptance and understanding. Every generation has the opportunity to do something great to impact the world in a positive way. We will be the generation that shatters perceptions.”
Well, at the very least: Congratulations to Ms. McGrady for snagging a high-profile modeling job.
What are your thoughts? Let us all know in the Comments section.
And here’s more to help you change your caveman ways:
Relevant RedState links in this article: here.
See 3 more pieces from me:
Find all my RedState work here.
Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.
If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”