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Christina Applegate Calls Out Candace Owens Over Insensitive Remarks Over SKIMS Fashion Campaign Featuring Disabled Models

Christina Applegate Calls Out Candace Owens Over Insensitive Remarks Over SKIMS Fashion Campaign Featuring Disabled Models

Christina Applegate is opening up about what she thought and how she personally felt after hearing Candace Owens‘ comments about the newest SKIMS fashion campaign, which featured disabled models.

The campaign featured model Haleigh Rosa showing off the Adaptive Collection from Kim Kardashian‘s line from her wheelchair.

After the campaign debuted, Candace immediately seemed to have an issue with it, labeling it “stupid”.

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Candace called the ad “ridiculous” and admitted she didn’t “really understand how far we’re going to take this inclusivity thing. I really don’t get it…If I’m wrong again, educate me, today, I just want to be educated in the comments…I don’t know why this needs to be done. I’m getting tired of this all-inclusivity thing.”

Many disabled people are not able to put on clothes or even undergarments the same way able people are, which is why SKIMS introduced the Adaptive Collection. It was designed to be more accessible for people with limited mobility.

After hearing Candace‘s comments, Christina took to Twitter to call her out on them.

“Going to try and sleep but my rage is keeping me awake. Candace Owens, do you know when you have seen pictures of me how f***ing hard it was to get my clothes on? A team has to help me!!! So I’m excited for accessibility clothing for me and my community. Hope u wake.,” she first wrote.

She then added, “I thought my last tweet was enough. But then my heart said something else. No rage. If Candace wants to get on the phone with me to be educated on being disabled. I will not come with anger. I will come with love. Because she needs to hear that. I pray for her tonight. sincerely.”

Candace did try to defend herself later on her podcast, saying to “debunk the idea that I’m an ableist. I thought that was really, really interesting, that I somehow wanted to pursue disabled people and I somehow wanted them out of spaces. That is absolute nonsense.”

She added, “Do you actually believe [SKIMS founder] Kim Kardashian uses obese models because she wants to be ‘inclusive’? That she thinks the beauty standard needs to shift? No, she doesn’t. She’s checking off a box & making millions of dollars so she can get procedures to look nothing like them.”

Haleigh, the model in the ad, then spoke to Forbes about Candace‘s comments and why the collection is so important.

“After getting injured I remember not seeing anyone like me in campaigns. At the same time, I was relearning simple tasks like clothing myself. It would have been so helpful to see someone in a wheelchair; I’m so happy that we’re finally coming around. Seeing someone like you matters; representation matters,” she said.

Haleigh concluded, “Wheelchair users will not agree with [Owens’] views. If [Owens] truly wants to educate herself, she can reach out to me. I’m not one for cancel culture; I believe in the power of education. I’d love to have a conversation and educate Candace.”

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