MTG Slams Dove cosmetics for choosing plus-sized model
On September 16, Georgia's most outspoken and occasionally-controversial Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - took to Twitter to share her opinion on news that Dove Cosmetics have appointed a plus-sized model as their brand ambassador.
The fitness-fanatic Taylor-Greene, held nothing back as she slammed the cosmetics company for choosing Zyahna Bryant as their latest figurehead, a decision that's rumored to have prompted a potential backlash as various consumers consider a boycott of the cosmetics brand.
Besides some being concerned and offended by the appointment of Bryant based on health-grounds and her self-appointed role as a "Fat-Liberation Activist", Bryant is also a known Black Lives Matter protestor.
Commenting on the decision, MTG had this to say:
"Making an obese person the face of your company’s “beauty brand” is promoting a lifestyle that causes life threatening diseases."
"We should be helping people out of obesity, not glorifying it."
Her comments are predictably blunt, and while some will agree with her perspective, many would also argue that it's not her position as a representative of the people to comment on the actions of a corporation like Dove.
It seems particularly relevant given that in MTG's home state of Georgia, 33.9% of citizens are considered obese (with a body mass index of over 30) according to the United Health Foundation.
Taylor-Greene courts controversy, again
There have been many instances recently when Georgia's Taylor-Greene has attracted criticism for making outrageous and controversial statements that appear to be driven as much by gaining her publicity as they are about her making valid political points.
In early September she's been particularly vocal on matters relating to the Green New Deal and the Democrats climate-change agenda.
On September 3, as up to 75,000 people were trapped by flooding at the Burning Man music festival in Nevada, she appeared on Infowars online with the controversial broadcaster Alex Jones to share her perspective, that attendees were being punished by God for attending an event centered on saving the planet.
More focused on her social media following?
Another Republican spoke on talk radio in early September, and went as far as to state that in their opinion, the Georgia Republican MTG is more concerned about her social media accounts than she is about protecting the constitution.
A conservative Republican from the state of Colorado - Congressman Ken Buck - slammed MTG for her recent statements and decisions which he believes demonstrate a lack of regard-for and knowledge-of the constitution.
MTG herself may dispute the remarks by Republicans like Ken Buck, but given her recent comments regarding Dove Cosmetics having chosen a plus-sized model to front their brand, it's conceivable that she knows her remarks will result in attention and criticism both online and in the media.
Whether her outrage will be taken so far as to lead to further proposals of legislation, or just the sharing of another video of her doing CrossFit exercises, it seems unlikely to be the last the public hears of it.
Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene is right to be so outspoken about such matters, or should she focus on matters more pressing for the state of Georgia? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.