Over the weekend, the final of Ireland’s Got Talent was on.
It was a lovely event that saw dance group RDC crowned the winners of the TV3 talent show.
While the odd person or two may have taken issue with who emerged victorious, a few other people also took issue with what IGT judge Michelle Visage was wearing.
It was this.
“‘Em” in this instance meant to, of course, mean her boobs.
Naturally, Visage wasn’t bothered at all by the criticism.
And why should she be? She took to Twitter to say that she was pretty surprised that boobs could cause “such a stir” and that she was working on “something special for larger breasted ladies” too.
Who KNEW boobs could cause quite a stir….. Ladies, if you've got em, flaunt em! I'm working on something special for the larger breasted ladies…. Stand by
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) March 25, 2018
Visage began her career as part of female girl band Seduction, but she’s probably best known for being a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The reality show that sees a host of drag queens battle it out to become America’s next drag superstar has had Visage attached to it since its early days.
Over the years on the show, Visage has had her boobs out and she’s had her boobs in, and pretty much nobody has had very much to say about it other than she looked class.
And yeah OK, you might argue that RuPaul’s Drag Race isn’t exactly aimed at families gathering round the TV on a Saturday night, but if a woman’s chest is the only thing you’re going to take away from a Saturday night talent show, you may want to rethink a few things.
There are lots of reasons as to why a person with large boobs might decide to wear a low cut top.
One of them is because the top itself is class and they want to wear it no matter how big or small their chest is.
Another is because wearing tops that cover your chest entirely can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially if the piece isn’t fitted to your body.
And another is because if you’ve got great boobs, you might want to show them off from time to time.
And why not, like? Fashion is slowly but surely becoming more inclusive of people who don’t fit the strict slim-bodied build that has dominated the industry for decades.
Finally, those of us with big boobs, thick thighs, and hips that struggle to fit into any sort of pants that aren’t high waisted are being represented.
It really all just comes down to that age-old saying that people should be able to wear whatever they want without judgement.
Those of us with large boobs may find it slightly hard to find clothes that fit our bodies perfectly (button-down shirts, I am looking at you), but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t get to wear low cut, tight tops if we want to.
At the end of the day, they’re just boobs – they’re not offending anyone.