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Beth Ditto on Plus-Size Style: 'When You're Fat, There Is No American Apparel for You'

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Beth Ditto, presumably not in American Apparel, via Getty.
Beth Ditto, presumably not in American Apparel, via Getty.

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Beth Ditto, the badass frontwoman of The Gossip and MAC makeup muse, has just released a memoir about her journey from poor rural teen to global star. Although she speaks out against capitalism, she also admits that necessity forces her to buy clothes that were mass-produced

When you're fat, there is no American Apparel for you, there is no [sweatshop-free] option. I don't think everything can be boiled down to right and wrong.

As for what Beth buys the most of now that she can afford new clothes?

If you knew how many pairs of underwear I have it would blow your mind. It is ungodly. Because growing up you ended up having to share with your mom and your sister and even your underwear and bras, or having to wear nursing bras because they were hand-me-downs.

Wonder what Karl Lagerfeld would have to say about that.
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