'America's Next Top Model' Fans Disgusted by Blackface and Fat-Shaming as Old Clips Resurface | 22 Words

Tyra Banks was America's original top model. She was seen as sassy, intelligent, a great businesswoman, and absolutely gorgeous on top of everything else. Tyra made waves in the modeling industry by breaking barriers and shattering standards that other models are held to. She holds nothing back and always stays fierce.

But it seems the star is under fire on social media - thank to some very questionable content from America's Next Top Model.

It all started when Tyra Banks only 15 years old.

Tyra started modeling at a young age and from there, her career took off and there was no turning back after her first catwalk.

She instantly made history.

Tyra became the first African American woman to be on the cover of GQ Magazine and the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She's also an angel.

A peak in her modeling career, Tyra was an angel for Victoria's Secret form 1997 to 2005. She was thriving in her modeling career and this was just the beginning.

You may remember her from the Disney Channel original movie, 'Life Size.'

She played a real-life Barbie doll in this movie and she absolutely nailed her role. This movie was way ahead of its time and if you haven't seen it, you're truly missing out on an incredibly adorable movie.

I mean, this movie is timeless.

Lindsay Lohan was in her prime, these two were a match made in movie heaven.

How could you forget 'America's Next Top Model'?

America's Next Top Model, or ANTM, was created by Tyra in 2003. She was the executive producer and hosted the show for dozens of seasons.

Or maybe you remember her famous freak out.

I still cower in fear hearing Tyra yell at this model. If you learned anything from this, it was to never disrespect Tyra because she will drag you in front of the entire world.

Or THIS epic moment.

This moment absolutely speaks for itself. If you mess with Tyra, you will get called out. So don't try it.

Tyra has pretty much done it all.

After hosting America's Got Talent for a few seasons, Tyra has kind of disappeared from the public sphere, hiding away while she cooked up an interesting new business plan.

But fans have been rewatching ANTM.

And people do not like what they're seeing.

Let's just say the show hasn't aged well.

In fact, there are multiple aspects people have taken issue with.

The way the show dealt with identity politics has been particularly highlighted.

With many ex-fans sharing these problematic clips.

The show also had a questionable relationship with race.

With clips like this causing online anger.

But these photos have made people particularly angry.

It seems Tyra had a penchant for blackface during the photoshoots.

Alongside blackface, Tyra made some other questionable choices.

Including a theme of "sexy murder victims." Uhm. what?

Oh, and let's not forget this.

Can we say PTSD?

Alongside her racially problematic content ...

ANTM has also been criticized for being wildly fatphobic.

Including passive-aggressive moments like this.

Honestly, this kind of seems like bullying.

In fact, the list goes on.

It seems this modeling-based reality show may actually have been one of the most offensive shows on TV!


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