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Tyra Banks' 'too-thin' apology
The reality show host caused an uproar by fawning over a very skinny model. She has apologized. But did she need to?
 
Tyra Banks tells model Ann that she has "the smallest waist in the world."
Tyra Banks tells model Ann that she has "the smallest waist in the world."
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Tyra Banks has issued an apology over a trailer for the new season of "America's Next Top Model" featuring an aspiring model with an alarmingly thin frame. In the clip, Banks and her fellow judges fawn over the girl. "There's something about her that I like!" Banks squeals. The outcry that followed prompted Banks to explain in People that the clip had been edited without her oversight. The sound bite "sounded like I was supporting unhealthy eating habits," she says. "I am and will always be committed to promoting healthy body image." But so what if Banks sincerely liked Ann's body, says Ashley Bond in Chicago Now. "All sizes means thin women" as well as larger women. At the very least, says Amy Odell at New York Magazine, we now know that Banks will stick with a project, even "when the internet makes a negative fuss." Watch the controversial promo below:

 

 

 

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