Late last night, Christina Applegate took to Twitter to express her horror at comments made Tuesday by conservative commentator Candice Owens on her Daily Caller show in which Owens questioned a promotion for Skims’ Adaptive Scoop Bralette that features a woman in a wheelchair.
Applegate, who announced in 2021 that she has multiple sclerosis has been public about her struggles with the condition. MS can cause vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination, and Applegate has appeared at events using a cane as she walks the red carpet.
“Yes late tweet,” wrote the actress last night. “But woke to see the most horrifying thing. This Candace person making comments about companies who see we need help. It’s f*cking gross. I thank skims and Tommy and Guide beauty and @neowalksticks for seeing us. To you #youshouldknowbetter”
The comments to which the actress referred included the following, which Owens uttered Tuesday on her show over an image of a model in a wheelchair wearing Skims:
I don’t really understand how far we’re going to take this inclusivity thing. I really don’t get it. I don’t know. If I’m wrong, again, educate me, today. I just want to be educated in the comments. Why did they do this? I don’t know, I don’t know why this needs to be done. I’m just getting tired of this all-inclusivity thing. It seems ridiculous.
Look, I assume that people who’re in wheelchairs also have to buy bras, also have to buy underwear…I didn’t know that we needed to see that in our face. I didn’t know that now we’re going to have to look forward to campaigns where women who are in wheelchairs are now wearing bras and underwear because we as a society cannot get to the bottom of our ridiculousness.
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