EDITORIAL: There is nothing to apologize for by speaking up about abuse and exploitation in the modeling/fashion industry. When the set is going in an inappropriate direction, models should be free to say something and bring things back to a professional environment. Otherwise, laws are broken and girls are victimized. Part of the problem that keeps girls quiet is being told they got paid good money for the job so being victimized was just part of the price they paid to get it. Victim blaming her for feeling commercially exploited not only re-victimizes the victim, it helps perpetrate the silence that protects criminals!
It’s time to weed out the bad in these industries so the good have a chance to flourish!