Rapper Chika speaks her truth in new Calvin Klein campaign

Rapper Chika speaks her truth in new Calvin Klein campaign

A new Calvin Klein campaign has been launched and it features some big-name stars getting real - and speaking their truth. 

Chika in new Calvin Klein ad / YouTube
Chika in new Calvin Klein ad / YouTube

Calvin Klein has launched the #MyCalvins campaign with images and video featuring the likes of singers Billie Eilish and Shaun Mendes, actor Noah Centineo, model Kendall Jenner, and rapper A$AP Rocky.

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According to their site, the I SPEAK MY TRUTH IN #MYCALVIN campaign "presents today’s most influential voices telling their own stories, in their own words — and invites others around the world to do the same." 

The campaign also features rapper Chika, who happens to be a plus-sized woman. Some have criticised the brand for encouraging so-called body positivity due to the rapper's weight.

Check out the picture and videos of her below:

As you well know, I have struggled with my body for years, but finally, I have now embarked on a journey and am well on my way to being positive about the way I feel when it comes to my body.  

I have enrolled myself in a gym, I follow a fitness regime, and I try to eat right. My producer Sihle and I are doing this together and we are supporting each other. Come Spring, this Thandolwethu is going to be one that you ain't even going to recognise. Read about my journey here

I applaud Chika for being so brave for showing off her curves for the world to see. We are all on our own journey towards being comfortable with ourselves. 

Do you think plus-sized campaigns encourage obese people to not be healthier?

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