Stars like Octavia Spencer, Queen Latifah and Amber Riley stepping out in style on the red carpet and owning their voluptuous figures will definitely push forward the cause. However, we can't help but notice that there's a distinct difference between the way those ladies are revered for their larger frames, while their white comrades (see: Adele and Melissa McCarthy) are not. Furthermore, there have been plenty of studies and musings to suggest that plus size women of color are more comfortable, accepted and celebrated in their ethnic/cultural communities.
HuffPost Live tackled this issue on Wednesday night during a chat with Kenyatta Jones, CEO of Belle Rene clothing and star of Wetv's "House of Curves."
"I hate to say it but, thin is in--in your community. It's just what it is," Jones told HuffPost Live host Caitlyn Becker. "I think we're a little more accepted...we're a little more accepted by men and I think it's just sad to say, but it's just different."
The 220-pound fashion maven goes onto say, "Unfortunately I think it is a cultural thing and I think we have it a bit easier. But none of us have it as easy as we should
Read more and watch the interview at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/are-plus-size-black-women-more-accepted_n_3473865.html