‘America’s Next Top Model’ Fans Disgusted by Blackface and Fat-Shaming as Old Clips Resurface

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

With many ex-fans sharing these problematic clips.

With clips like this causing online anger.

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

Including a theme of “sexy murder victims.” Uhm. what?

Can we say PTSD?

ANTM has also been criticized for being wildly fatphobic.

Honestly, this kind of seems like bullying.

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


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