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Members of the ballet community have slammed Sydney Sweeney’s “insulting” dance-inspired photos before the 2022 LACMA Art + Film Gala.
Photos from the photo shoot shared on social media show her rocking a Giambattista Valli pink tutu-inspired dress and pink tights while posing in pointe shoes that don’t properly lace up her ankles. Euphoria’ shows the star.
“Who was the stylist or creative director who said ‘Hey Sydney, put your pointe shoes on now’?” Canadian actor and dancer Brennan Krost said in a now viral video shared on TikTok. rice field.
“The ballet community is having its heyday with this post, right? And it explains what everyone criticizes and barfes about if you’re not a dancer.
A 28-year-old TikTok user explained that 25-year-old Sweeney’s left foot was misplaced over the “box” of her shoe and the ribbon was tied in a “horrifying” way.
“I don’t know who tied these for her, but they got her dirty,” he insisted.
Krost added that the soles of Sweeney’s shoes didn’t look broken and were “giving a brick.” I called and pointed it out.
But that’s not all. Clost also noted that the “Handmaid’s Tale” alum may have kept her ballet strategically edited from photographs.
“With her body composition, her weight doesn’t really rest on her standing leg and she can’t balance long enough to take a picture,” he claimed.
Kroost revealed that he has nothing against Sweeney personally, but that his anger was directed at the mastermind behind the concept of the photo shoot.
“I don’t hate Sydney. I love that girl. This was the stylist or creative director who really said, ‘Let’s give the internet a buzz,'” he said.
His final note was that the fashion industry should not use people without dance experience to model ballet concepts.
“There are enough ballet dancers out there. Likewise, we need to stop doing that,” he argued.
Several people on the Internet expressed the same sentiments as Krost and were upset by Sweeney’s post.
“Now girls… pointe shoes… my dancer’s heart is broken,” one person wrote on Instagram.
“Why pointe shoes!?! That’s really unsafe and an insult to the ballet world,” added another.
“A true ballerina must be sick of forms 🤭,” wrote a third user.
“Ballet dancers have been through hell too much to be my first choice for ballet photography lol,” said a TikTok user.
“No no no! Ballet No kidding. Ballet is not for this. She could easily break her ankle. Please stop this. It’s an insult to those of us who have dedicated our lives to the sport,” said the dancer. added.
An avid critic wrote, “This is honestly disrespectful to all dancers who have dedicated their lives to the art. Perfection takes countless hours. Lack of sleep, skipping meals, abuse.” enduring a stern teacher, staring at yourself in the mirror for hours and hours, tearing every detail apart, not a single hair out of place. To people it feels like a mockery.This is personally upsetting to see everyone calling this beautiful.It’s quite the opposite.The beauty of ballet is not to imitate, It comes purely out of a dedication to ballet.”
Others, however, defended Sweeney’s photography, saying that she only took inspiration from the world of dance and didn’t have to be a professional.
“Why is everyone so obsessed with this. 🙄🙄. She looks beautiful,” said one fan.
“It’s art. There’s no wrong way to art.”
“This is an artistic/editorial photo shoot, and anyone can cosplay for the photo shoot however they want (as long as it’s not offensive),” said the third.
Sweeney has yet to react to the backlash.