Leslie Jones is prepping for the premiere of the Ghostbusters reboot, but it seems that some designers in the fashion industry don't want to dress her. On Tuesday, Jones took to Twitter and came so close to naming names of the designers who didn't want to help dress her.
Now, you can draw your own conclusions as to why top-name designers (more than likely) didn't want to dress Jones. We all know Jones isn't a size 2. She's not a blond and blue-eyed actress. One has to wonder if her co-star in Ghostbusters, Melissa McCarthy, had a problem finding a designer to dress her for the premiere.
This exact same issue comes on the heels of Beyoncé's acceptance speech last month at the CFDA Awards, where she spoke about the issues she experienced when she was first starting out:
Starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t really want to dress four black country curvy girls, and we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams. My mother and my uncle, God rest his soul, made all of our first costumes, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail. When I wore these clothes I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name.
But Jones isn't necessarily a new kid on the block. She has one of the longest-running comedy series under her belt, and she's already cemented her status in the comedy area.
It wasn't long after Jones made her complaints on Twitter that one designer did step up to the plate. And that was Christian Siriano.
“I love Leslie and can’t wait to make her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes,” Christian Siriano told Time in an email.
Siriano got his start after his first-season win of Project Runway and has dressed people like Danielle Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Sarah Hyland.
Will Jones release the names of the designers who wouldn't dress her? Who knows? But one thing's for sure, Jones made it perfectly clear she won't forget who they were.