We like Charlotte Free. We like her hair, her face, her style, the brands she represents, and her fun, unapologetic personality. But we don't like what she said on Tumblr in a since-deleted comment regarding the various sexual harassment allegations against Terry Richardson (as reported on The Fashion Spot):
But, we can't agree. And we're not alone. "There is a long history of people like Charlotte Free blaming the victim in situations where there is an abuse of power," says Sara Ziff. The working model, critic of unfair labor standards in the fashion industry, co-founder of the Model Alliance, and the co-director of the revealing documentary,
is certainly one to know. She continues, "Free's logic that, 'everyone is a free individual and so is responsible for the choices they make,' is appealing in the abstract, but it's also incredibly naive to think that, in reality, everyone has the same ability to resist mistreatment. This is why we protect children, it's why we have workplace harassment laws, and it's why we have a minimum wage. It's not always economically or socially feasible to just leave, or just say 'no', because you don't like how you're being treated.
Photo: Courtesy of Terry Richardson's Diary