Disability and opinions on it have come a long way over the years. The world has been pushing for inclusivity and equality for all.
However, recently a report in The Independent mentions that a recruiter told model Jue Snell to ‘move on’ during a casting call. The casting call was for London Fashion Week. It stated that Agency Zebedee Management recorded the incident. The agency represents differently abled people in media and fashion. Jue Snell was in a queue along with many other models when a woman held her hand and told her, “We don’t do disabled, move on.”. She was quoted as telling The Times that the casting was held by Fashion Scout in February last year. She also said that another man looked at her arm and said, “What is that?”. “I’ve been through a lot, I’m quite a tough cookie, but I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone make me feel as different and as worthless, really, as what they did,”, she said.
Reportedly Jue got electrocuted while plugging her laptop. Thereafter, she developed sepsis. She further shared that her lower left arm was amputated in March 2015. The report also mentioned Fashion Scout’s statement. It said, “We are deeply saddened to hear about Jue Snell’s experience and the impact it has had on her. We would like to truly apologize for any discrimination and unfairness she experienced or felt whilst at one of the events we have hosted”.