First, Jessica Simpson.
Then, Meghan McCain.
Now, Beyonce is the latest celebrity to come under fat fire, as critics have torn apart a photograph of her in a Thierry Mugler couture dress (pictured), courtesy of a video she shot in NYC earlier this month.
One online pundit dared to quip:"Why does she look so deformed?"
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In response, the singer's rep spoke to Us Weekly today and blamed the shape of the dress for Beyonce's appearance.
"This is not a weight-gain issue," her rep said. "Beyonce is in the best shape of her life. The exaggerated hips are a design element of a truly couture dress. Beyonce has always loved this dress."
Added a represenatve of Thierry Mugler: "The padded hips intentionally focus attention to the waist."
That's fine and all, but it still doesn't get to the pressing issue: who cares if a singer has gained a few pounds?!? Curves are much sexier than bones.