It seems that Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks doesn’t like being called “full-figured”. She recently side-stepped an interview question that addressed that issue.
The whole controversy came about during an interview Christina gave to the fashion editor of Sydney’s Sun-Herald. Her name is Kate Waterhouse.
Trouble started brewing when Kate asked the following question. “You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you’ve inspired someone?”
Although Hendricks giggles a the question, it’s easy to tell that she’s ticked off. Take a look at the video here. Ultimately, she responded, “Um, I don’t know…I’m sorry.” Then she turned to her publicist to help reign in the interviewer.
Waterhouse didn’t understand that she’d struck a nerve with the question. So began asking it again, when Christina says, “I mean, you just said it again.” That’s when her support chimed in telling them she wouldn’t answer that particular question. After that, the interviewer changed the subject altogether. While Hendricks never truly snapped at the interviewer on camera, rumor has it that off-stage she did. She reportedly told Waterhouse, “I think calling me full-figured is just rude.”
Clearly, Hendricks hates the term, but why? Usually the delectable redhead is proud of her curves. She has no qualms about showing off her ample cleavage at every red carpet event. However, her curve pride seems to go only so far. Words that imply she’s full-figured must, to her, imply that she’s fat, which she’s not.
Surely Christina Hendricks knows there are plenty of full-figured women who aren’t fat. By getting upset over the term, some think she’s delivering a slap in the face to them.
It probably wasn’t meant that way. It’s more than likely her curvaceous figure becomes the subject of too many interview questions and Hendricks just didn’t want to deal with another one. She’s bright and intelligent. There are other subjects about which she can talk. Maybe that’s what she prefers to do.
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