Madeline Jones Weighs In on HLN – Lilly Pulitzer Fat Shaming Cartoon

Madeline Jones Weighs In on HLN - Lilly Pulitzer Fat Shaming CartoonThe Backstory…

Two cartoons, done by a Lilly Pulitzer employee, appeared on a wall at their corporate office. They were captured in a photo by New York Magazine’s The Cut for a slideshow entitled:  Inside Lilly Pulitzer’s Pink-and-Green Headquarters.

Check out slide #10, containing the 2 cartoons with the captions:

“Just another day of fat, white, and hideous…you should probably just kill yourself.”


“Put it down, Carb Face.”

To say I am outraged is an understatement…

Plus size women are a valuable segment of the fashion revenue that is made in this country. We are more successful, powerful and live fuller lives today than ever before. When things like this Lilly Pulitzer Fat Shaming Cartoon happen, it reminds of how some people see us and how much further we need to go, in order to change the perception of what it is to be a plus size woman in society.

Click here to watch what I had to say in an HLN interview on the controversy.

Please share your opinion, thoughts and feelings on this subject… I look forward to hearing what you have to say.