While it's delusional to expect a show that came out in the era of low-rise jeans, sharp hip bones, and Abercrombie & Fitch to have the same body-positive and inclusive beliefs we embrace today, the old clips from the show that people have been pulling up on TikTok and Twitter seem deeply cringe-inducing and problematic even for 2003.
The most recent conversation was sparked by how the show treated Robin Manning, the first plus-sized contestant.
Janice Dickinson is seen here calling Manning 'huge,' while Tyra Banks pressures her to stop 'covering up.' After refusing to do a nude photoshoot, she was was eliminated from the show.
In another resurfaced clip, the judges tell a contestant she 'has an intensity to prove' her 'Africanness' and then chastise her for attempting to defend herself.
And then made her...apologize to the hat?
Here's Tyra criticizing a woman's skin 'texture.'
And then there's this incredibly messy compilation:
And this disaster:
Here are the judges telling a model she can't be a Covergirl with a gap in her teeth:
Many noted that Janice is the true villain:
Of course, there are probably many more incredibly toxic moments from this show, but all we can do now is demand justice.