In an interview with the Australian outfit, The Sun Herald, Christina Hendricks took offense and clearly looked ticked off after the fashion editor Kater Waterhouse referred to her as “full figured.” Now, knowing that, and before watching the video, I wondered why Ms. Hendricks would take umbrage with that characterization. While “full figured” is often used euphemistically, I’ve never known it as an insult, and since much of Mrs. Hendricks physical appeal — what she clearly plays up in “Mad Men” — has to do with the fact that she’s the total opposite of the typical Hollywood body type, I wondered why she would later suggest that “calling me full-figured is just rude.”
Then I saw the video. Then I saw the woman who was asking the question. Then I understood. Context is everything. Obviously, I’m not a woman so I probably should not speak to how one should prefer to be characterized, but I’m guessing that being referred to as “full figured” by a drooling male journalist is a lot different than being referred to as “full figured” by a super-thin fashion editor.
I, likewise, wanted to tell Waterhouse to jump up a koala’s ass.
You know what’s nice about being “full figured” in this situation? She can kick that fashion editor’s ass. Or maybe break a vase over her head.