Janice Dickinson exploded as body-shaming ‘AMNT’ clips resurface

Tyra Banks’ “America’s Next Top Model” past keeps haunting her.

Controversial moments from the 2000s reality show — involving Banks, 48, and former judge Janice Dickinson, 67, and their treatment of model contestants — have resurfaced on Twitter.

A clip from Season 3 has resurfaced, showing New York contestant Kelle Jacob – who is black – criticized in a “terrible” way because of their darker skin color.

“The way they treated Kelle was appalling. I thought she was so beautiful and her complexion was incredible. But they broke them. Tyra definitely owes her an apology,” the viral tweet read.

The clip featured both retouched and untouched footage of Jacob, while Dickinson, 67, spoke about the difference between the images Make “monkey noises”. according to some tweeters. When the model-wannabe told Banks that other people told her she had “nice skin” and suggested the problem was the photos themselves, Banks slammed her for blaming others and not herself and like her posed.

Users have blasted “life-size” Star Banks for approaching Jacob with one tweet: “The fact that Tyra was unharmed from these horrific attacks on these young women will always amaze me.”

“This episode made me, a young girl with acne, cry. My skin isn’t half as flawless as Kelle’s. Tyra made life hell for a lot of girls,” said one fan written down.

Another user interfered: “I’m glad people are finally calling ANTM. There was nothing wrong with a pristine photo of a normal-looking woman. Tyra basically reinforced and validated the industry’s bullying culture for the sake of reviews. But tell us again, like Naomi [Campbell] was mean.”

A separate clip about “ANTM” has also resurfaced since the first season aired in 2003.

“The 2000s were different. This woman’s body was disgusting,” the user tweeted alongside a TikTok summarizing the controversial behavior inflicted on candidate Robin Manning by Banks and her fellow judges.

Robin Manning took part in the first season of “ANTM” in 2003.

Manning was 26 when it aired and was deemed “too old” and “too fat” to be a model by the judges.

The judges for the first season of the model series consisted of Banks, Dickinson, Kimora Lee Simmons and Beau Quillian. Panelists at the time also claimed that Manning was “plus-size,” with larger hips and thighs and a smaller stomach and chest.

“Robin is out as far as I’m concerned because he’s a supermodel,” Dickinson said in the video. However, Lee and Banks disagreed with the author of No Lifeguard on Duty at the time.

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Dickinson – who claims to be the world’s first supermodel – was a judge on ANTM from 2003 to 2006.
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“I don’t think the next American supermodel should be a plus-size model. I’m sorry,” the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency star continued.

Elsewhere in the clip, Banks asked Manning why she had to cover up all the time. Manning broke down in tears, noting that she was “uncomfortable” showing her body.

“It’s clear that Robin doesn’t have the personality to be a top model,” Dickinson said.

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Banks created the UPN/CW reality competition series in 2003.
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Viewers also commented that they rewatched scenes from the series and practically shook their heads at Banks’ show. “The whole damn show was a hate crime against women’s bodies. Black women especially, they mocked everything about us, and Tyra was there to make it all right, smh,” someone written.

Someone else wrote: “Tyra has to answer why she even had Janice Dickenson as a racist on the f–king show,” while another thrown in: “Janice Dickinson might have been a supermodel in the ’70s or whatever, but boy was she a DAMAGE on ANTM. Racist, methy, cheesy as hell.”

The judges believed Robin Manning was an “plus-size” model who was “too fat” to work in the fashion industry.

However, one person argued that the show was simply a product of its time.

“You all have to get over it, with that body ready, it was a different era. Besides, if you liked how you really look you wouldn’t be so upset 😂😂,” she wrote.

“It’s still wrong, no matter if it was a ‘different time.’ Now we know it’s wrong so we’re going to make it public,” one commenter said added.

Some users called out Dickinson for her words, wanting others to do the same stop blaming banks. “Don’t come back for Tyra. Go for Janice d–khead,” said one viewer.

Another fan however written a pointed summary of what the participants endure.

“They poked and shoved this woman’s body and then wondered why she didn’t want to do a nude shoot,” they offered. “The gas lights.”

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/janice-dickinson-blasted-as-body-shaming-amnt-clips-resurface/ Janice Dickinson exploded as body-shaming ‘AMNT’ clips resurface

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