A model had a strong response to a photographer who suggested she shouldn’t eat for two weeks in order to lose weight before a shoot. The Belgian woman, who goes by @thewizardliz on Tiktok, gave the man a piece of her mind before walking out of the project due to his “inhumane and dangerous advice.”
- The model’s friend filmed the incident. The 22-year-old model is clearly already slim, but even if she wasn’t, no one has the right to dictate how anyone eats or presents their own body. While she’d been hired by a clothing company, the photographer clearly wasn’t happy with her weight and told her to lose more before the next photos were taken. She didn’t take very well to that advice, and rightfully so.
- She told the photographer off for his disgusting comments. The model suffered from an eating disorder when she was younger, and while she’s in a much healthier place now, she realizes how damaging those comments can be. “You are very lucky that I love myself and my body. If there was another model who was standing here and is insecure about her body, that one comment you made can make her go mad. She’ll literally stop eating, weighing her food, and her hair will fall out. Her organs can die. She can literally die because of that one comment you made,” she told the photographer. “You should watch how you talk to people. That’s not how you talk to people. I’m already very skinny and even if I wasn’t you’re not allowed to tell me what to do with my body.”
- She walked out before the photographer could say anything else. Before dropping out of the project altogether, the woman left the photographer with a few choice words. “You’re going to tell the client I’m not doing this anymore,” she said. Someone else on the set tries to intervene, but the model isn’t having it. “We’re not shooting. We’re not doing this. You can tell them why. You should watch your mouth because it can really damage them,” she said.
- The photographer was the only one who had an issue with the model’s size. As she later explained in the comments section, “The clients knew my size, they loved my look. He is only the photographer. The clients pay me. They are calling me non-stop apologizing.” The client also fired the photographer from the project.