Tyra Banks has addressed backlash she obtained this week after a clip from a 2006 episode of “America’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin” went viral, by which the present creator, producer and choose advised contestant Dani Evans she’d by no means be a “covergirl” with a spot in her tooth.
“Been seeing the posts concerning the insensitivity of some previous ANTM moments and I agree with you,” Banks tweeted Friday evening. “Trying again, these have been some actually off decisions. Recognize your sincere suggestions and am sending a lot love and digital hugs.”
Mannequin Slick Woods — who has proudly displayed her front-teeth hole on runways everywhere in the world — was certainly one of many to name out the mogul for her feedback, saying that as a child, that episode of the truth sequence did a quantity on her vanity.
“Nobody ought to ever speak to you want that @danievans1,” Slick wrote, tagging Evans within the viral clip. “that episode f–ked up little simone/slick in order that’s how y’all really feel @tyrabanks @miss_jalexander???”
Evans — who went on to win Cycle 6 of the competitors — additionally addressed the resurfaced excerpt after being tagged by Woods, saying she wasn’t shocked by the critique as a result of she’s “heard all of it earlier than.”
“What I was tight about is them making an attempt to play me and making good for TV,” she added. “Nevertheless, the me now, and studying the feedback and understanding the burden that it created in different ladies who noticed that — because of this this submit is being made, as a result of I need to tackle all of these younger ladies … So I’mma take this time to construct up and to talk to all of my younger queens that noticed that episode that have been really affected by Tyra’s phrases … You’re lovely.”
“So Danielle, you went to the dentist however you refused to have your hole closed,” Banks advised Evans within the 2006 episode. “Do you actually suppose you possibly can have a CoverGirl contract with a spot in your mouth?”
“Sure, why not?” Evans responded.
“That is all individuals see …” the host mentioned whereas creating a pretend tooth-gap together with her finger. “It’s not marketable.”