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Hot Dude is Hot, Conflicted About It

“Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better,” he told the Sunday Times Style. “We’re trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. You are the lowest of the low.”

The person who wrote those words is obviously in a very dark place, emotionally. I mean Jesus people, he’s being treated worse that a woman. I don’t know. I think we might want to call off Feminism. His name is David Gandy, and he is paid a lot of money to be in front of cameras while they are taking pictures:

David Gandy has problems. Sultry problems.

I think we can all agree that that is a pretty great head start, for David Gandy. Not to mention that we are all sitting here, acknowledging the existence of the very famous and handsome David Gandy, as David Gandy complains that the ladies are just treated too well in fashion, which is demonstrably false. Women are treated like disposable dolls in fashion, they surrender their bodies to its tyrannical standards of beauty and get very little in return. So David Gandy is essentially saying that as an attractive white dude, he’s unhappy with the small amount of respect the fashion industry pays these women it will end up tossing aside once they’ve expired.

David Gandy, next time you’d like to tell us how hard it is being hot and famous


  1. Satchel wrote:

    Poor bunny! The heart weeps.

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink
  2. Paula wrote:

    I’m planning a telethon for Mr. Gantry and all the other male models who aren’t treated in the manner that other white, gorgeous men have grown accustomed. Seriously, won’t someone think of the male models?

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  3. Nanasha wrote:

    Do you know what he needs?


    Or, even better, how about Hot Male Model spend one day exchanging his place with a retail sales clerk? He’ll learn REAL quickly how unfairly it is possibly to be treated in the workplace.

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  4. Lucy wrote:

    Orange mocha Frappuchinos. Well-played, Nanasha.

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  5. Eve wrote:

    OMG sassy gay friend! I am going to use that image macro for EVERYTHING.

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 1:22 am | Permalink
  6. Roux wrote:

    Or we could put him in Customer Service for one day, where no one can see him pout his pretty lips!

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 5:22 am | Permalink
  7. k not K wrote:

    OK let me just rephrase that for a minute

    In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model, then the unpaid interns, then the manager of the space where we’re shooting, then his/her assistants and unpaid interns, then the janitorial staff, then the dudes who drove the trucks that shipped in the clothes, then the people who work at the airport where the clothes were shipped in, then the people who work on the airplane, then the people who loaded the airplane, then the people who run the factory where the clothes were sewn, then the factory workers who sewed the clothes…”

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6:08 am | Permalink
  8. Dani Alexis wrote:

    He is welcome to trade jobs with me. To quote that Bette Midler song whose title I can’t remember right now, “My face is my fortune; that’s why I’m totally broke.” 😛

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink
  9. Samantha B. wrote:

    Paula, I’ve known some really sweet, cool, and smart male models. Just because this dude is a douchebag doesn’t mean that all male models are. You can’t generalize about the whole of a profession like that. Dude is pretty much solely responsible for his own douchebagginess!

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink
  10. Aoede wrote:

    I’m sorry, I could only think of “The Boulder is conflicted–!”

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  11. KittyWrangler wrote:

    @Nanasha Lol!!!! awesome. And I really loved this post.

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  12. Eneya wrote:

    Keep it classy dude, keep it classy.
    But it is actually true that male models are paid less then female models.
    But still, he couldn’t sounds more like a douche even if he tried.

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  13. scrumby wrote:

    Male models are payed less. They work in one of the few niches where the primacy of female attractiveness over everything is rewarded accordingly; the world’s tiniest violin plays just for him. It’s still not really fair and perhaps by forming unions or campaigning for changes in the labor laws as some female models are doing in order to improve their working conditions he could push the industry to more equitable practices. Or he could just be a douche and blame the wemmenz.

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  14. tinfoil hattie wrote:

    But it is actually true that male models are paid less then female models.

    Hmmm. Anywhere in the neighborhood of $.78/$1.00?

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
  15. Ennu wrote:

    At least that picture managed to capture the depths of his tortured soul…

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
  16. EmilyBites wrote:

    It’s just the fact that he freely admits that he is is the ONLY industry IN THE WORLD (that isn’t the ‘sex industry’) where women get paid more than men, but the tragedy is that he is getting paid less than the female models. That’s the problem, right there. Yup. That’s the fundamentally unfair thing going on.

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  17. Irised wrote:

    Emilybites: YES. THIS.

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink
  18. Belinda wrote:

    Haha, this is gold. His world must be so small !

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 12:26 am | Permalink
  19. Reha wrote:

    @Aoede: Me too. Although, to be fair, The Boulder narrates a lot of my thoughts.

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink
  20. Irised wrote:

    It’s like, it might be unfair, but I can’t help but interpret his statements as meaning he’s pissed off that the fashion industry doesn’t give men an unfair advantage as well.


    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  21. Chai Latte wrote:

    Wow, just when I think I couldn’t love you any more, you go and use a Sassy Gay Friend gif!

    <3 to infinity!

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink
  22. qwerty wrote:

    Hmmm could it be ’cause teh gays rule the fashion world and somehow don’t feel that special bond of brotherhood with all the other men (why would that be?)…?

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 3:05 am | Permalink
  23. NewEverything wrote:

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  24. NobleRat wrote:

    And yet, even in the modeling industry in which he is purportedly so oppressed, he is wearing his male privilege on his arm in the form of that delicious, rugged manlyman scar. Have you -Ever- seen a female model sporting a scar? Or body hair? (Or brow lines? Granted, photoshop is responsible for their absence generally.)

    Nah. So maybe the female models get paid more because the standard of beauty they’re expected to reach requires a shit load more work than the lackadaisical “come-as-you-are” look male models are allowed.

    Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink
  25. MamaLlama wrote:

    Noblerat, you and your use of logic! How many times have I told you not to do that?! CHICKEN SHAME ON YOU.

    And also, to some people here defending this guy with the inexcusable excuse “Men do make less than women!” Seriously? Seriously? Last time I checked, men in Fashion were doing just FINE, as they were the ones who were running the show. Men are the ones who set the standards of beauty, men are the ones who tell us how to wear our hair, what colors of makeup to use for our face, etc etc. It’s all WHITE MEN at the end of the day. Yeah, those ads might have a female face on it, but that female face also gets photoshopped, tweaked, and mangled and assembled in all kinds of manners. It’s already been covered here by better people than me, but it’s mind boggling you guys would sit here and somehow, CONVENIENTLY, forget that. And in all honesty, I don’t get why a guy would want that kind of torture and stigma. Patriarchy obviously hurts men too, but women are the ones who get placed on the backburner here.

    Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:20 am | Permalink
  26. MamaLlama wrote:

    And as a model, as a model, he makes more than the average person. If he’s going to bitch about not making enough money, he should prioritize and branch out into different mediums, which is what a lot of models already do.

    Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:22 am | Permalink
  27. qwerty wrote:


    If you to one of the last pics in the gallery you’ll see her forearms are coevered with scars. Not defending the guy here,I think what he said is fucked up. Just wanted to post it ’cause I find it interesting,first time I saw a model with such scars.Now,how far she’ll go is another question

    Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink