Deborah Voigt: 'It's Still Open Season on Overweight Women'

January 19, 2015 1:34 PM

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Deborah Voigt: 'It's Still Open Season on Overweight Women'

Legendary soprano Deborah Voigt made headlines in 2004 when she was fired for being too fat after she couldn't fit into a size 12 black dress at London's Royal Opera House.

"It's incredible someone can get way with saying those words," she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "It's still open season on overweight women."

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