We love edgy. Don’t get us wrong, FBLA is the edgiest. We bow to no one in our love of the inappropriate. Bad taste is our right word at the wrong time.
Of course, there’s always ANTM’s homeless and fierce photo shoot, which was probably based on Diana Ross’s dizzy turn as a fashion superstar in Mahagony (which has nothing to do with Kurt Weill and everything to do with Tony Perkins).
Continuing on with this trend, model hopeful Fatima and her backstory of growing up in Somalia, must have made Tyra nearly faint with excitement. If Tyra loved the fat suit, the ol’ beggar woman costume and the drag king stunt, wait ’til she tries female genital mutilation on for size.
Marc Silver, a reporter for Nat’l Geo. (and ANTM fan, go figure) asked an expert about FGM and ANTM and got some interesting answers.
Was Fatima overstating the case when she said she could not have sex with a man?
Maybe she meant that she can’t find pleasure, which is what women sometimes say when they’ve been mutilated to that extent. Some men bring a knife or a goat horn to the wedding bed to open the woman up [for intercourse]. So probably that’s what she means.