Plus-Size Mannequin In Shop Window Sparks Furious Debate
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A plus size mannequin in a shop window has caused quite a debate on social media.
A photo of the mannequin, which could be seen in a Fabletics store on Regent Street in London, was shared on social media.
The mannequin - which is dressed in a lime green tracksuit is described as - 'what obesity looks like', with the Twitter user writing: "This, in a Regent St fitness store, is what obesity looks like. Flabby curves highlighted in hideous lime green velour. The so-called 'body positivity' movement is not 'inclusive', it’s dangerous."
This, in a Regent St fitness store, is what obesity looks like. Flabby curves highlighted in hideous lime green velour. The so-called “body positivity” movement is not “inclusive”, it’s dangerous. pic.twitter.com/OjWcGaYtNS— Isabel Oakeshott (@IsabelOakeshott) January 6, 2022
But not everyone was in agreement, with the picture sparking a lively debate.
One person wrote: "This is... a mannequin of an average-sized person wearing clothes that work with their body. Tons of people have this body shape, and that's fine. 'Obesity' is a body size--a calculation of weight divided by height--not a disease. And not something to be ashamed of."
Meanwhile another person said: "Let’s get one thing straight. The body represented is not even close to 'dangerous' it’s a regular human body. it’s not a new body type either. In reality the concept that thin represents health and beauty is not only new, it’s entirely unfounded. You’re the one being dangerous."
"What's the argument here, Isabel?" Asked another.
"That no one should make clothes, or show them, or sell them, for women of those sizes? You're enraged that women bigger than you have clothing options that aren't shamefully hidden away in the back?"
Sophia Tassew, founder of jewellery brand KHULA, took to her own social media accounts in response to the tweet, where she posted a photo of herself wearing the exact outfit - and it looks so good.
"I bought the dangerous outfit!!" She wrote.
And followers couldn't stop praising Sophia, with her post racking up thousands of likes and comments. One person wrote: "Yes!!!!!!!! And you look tf good! We love to see it."
And another said: "Love, love, love it.
"I'm going to take my 'dangerous' body down there and see what else they have."
Sophia explained the outfit is from Fabletics' velour range, in style 'Emma'. You can shop the look here. It's available in five different colours, in sizes XXS - 4X and in 'short', 'regular' or 'tall'.
We love to see it!