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We've all been catfished by a good-looking product online - whether it's an item of clothing, furniture or food.
Customers were gobsmacked at how different the product photo was from the real deal, so much so that one particular item made it onto a dedicated 'awkward Zara' Instagram account, where it was torn apart in the comments.
The account posted a side-by-side, in which the 'Crocheted Gingerbread Christmas Decoration' was featured alongside a customer photo of the actual product. It's safe to say that these items were sisters, not twins!
The professional product photo showed a smiling, cookie-cutter gingerbread man with adorable sewed-on buttons. While the customer photo centred a misshapen pile of wool with an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Blobby.
Don't get us wrong, the decoration is still adorable. But it's Instagram vs. Reality at its least flattering!
Writing on Instagram, the account owner said, "Zara's 'crocheted' (apparently they are knitted according to many of you) Christmas tree decorations are a true lesson into the dangers of Pinterest vs. reality.
"If you want bloated gingerbread men, hamsters masquerading as bears or Christmas trees that look like they were scribbled by a 6-year-old hanging from your branches this year, you know where to go!"
The post received almost 3,000 likes, with commenters even going as far as to debate the legitimacy of the photos.
"Has someone not just made these really badly and stuck a Zara tag on for lols [sic]?" one user said.
"[Zara] are just trolling themselves at this point", said another commenter.
"This is offensive for a knitter", a third continued. "They're advertising crocheting yet selling bad knitting".
Tyla has contacted Zara for comment.
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