Guest Dwight C Posted September 13, 2018 Share Posted September 13, 2018 Fashion company's 'fat-shaming' sweatshirt sparks instant backlash Fashion company Revolve is being slammed online for listing a sweatshirt that reads “Being fat is not beautiful it’s an excuse.” A very slender model is pictured in the $168 Paloma Sweatshirt on the company’s website. The message has been slammed online by Twitter users as well as by plus-size model Tess Holliday, who called Revolve out saying the brand was “a mess.” Several commented on Holliday’s thread and to the Revolve item, attacking the company for the “gross” and “judgemental” outfit. Tess Holliday ✔@Tess_Holliday · 22h LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y’all are a mess. pic.twitter.com/CrzOkd5oE4 Kayla@kaylalbe Lemme guess! This shirt was designed to “encourage” people to lose weight but not make fun of them. BS! Can’t wait for the excuses! 10:52 AM - Sep 12, 2018 52 See Kayla's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Tess Holliday ✔@Tess_Holliday · 22h LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y’all are a mess. pic.twitter.com/CrzOkd5oE4 NYC@IA_NYC This is gross..who even thought that would be a good idea 10:49 AM - Sep 12, 2018 10 See NYC's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy I normally don’t get offended by the fat title or shaming. However, this shirt sends the wrong message to people who are struggling with this. We should be teaching them every size is beautiful. — Lauren Z (@LaurenZ2484) September 12, 2018 Tess Holliday ✔@Tess_Holliday · 22h LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y’all are a mess. pic.twitter.com/CrzOkd5oE4 hayloween@xhayley_kittyx Imagine being that vain, self important and judgmental by wearing this 11:01 AM - Sep 12, 2018 52 See hayloween's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Tess Holliday ✔@Tess_Holliday · 22h LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y’all are a mess. pic.twitter.com/CrzOkd5oE4 Victoria@thedeafactivist They didn’t think this one through. Nice to constantly have companies body shaming! It’s bad enough as it is with people having eating disorders because of pressure online and in the media. 10:56 AM - Sep 12, 2018 5 See Victoria's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Sarah Prewitt@livexdarexdream WTF @REVOLVE this is awful! This is damaging to all women.https://mic.com/articles/191268/revolve-being-fat-is-not-beautiful-its-an-excuse-sweatshirt-backlash … 12:30 PM - Sep 12, 2018 Revolve faces backlash for “Being fat is not beautiful it’s an excuse” sweatshirt "They are perpetuating the toxic idea that our worth is tied into our size,” model Tess Holliday said in a statement to 'Mic.' mic.com 1 See Sarah Prewitt's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy me, a fat @SimoneMariposa What in the fatphobia is going on?! Who proofread this and thought this was okay?! @REVOLVE Felicity ✔@FelicityHayward What the hell is this @REVOLVE !? 1:03 PM - Sep 12, 2018 1,965 791 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Revolve said in a statement to Fox News that the LPA, the brand responsible for the sweatshirt design, collection was "prematurely released." "The capsule collection – originally conceived by LPA alongside Lena Dunham, Emily Ratajkowski, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Paloma Elsesser – was set to debut tomorrow as a direct commentary on the modern day 'normality' of cyber-bullying and the shared desire to create a community for those most affected by the epidemic. Proceeds were set to benefit 'Girls Write Now', a charity focused on mentoring underserved young women and helping them find their voices and tell their stories through writing," the statement read. "The prematurely released images featured on Revolve.com was not only included without context of the overall campaign but regrettably featured one of the pieces on a model who's size was not reflective of the piece’s commentary on body positivity. We at Revolve sincerely apologize to all those involved – particularly Lena, Emily, Cara, Suki and Paloma – our loyal customers, and the community as a whole for this error," Revolve continued, before noting that the collection had been pulled and $20,000 was donated to the charity. LPA told the same thing to Florence Given, a U.K.-based artist, via direct messages on Instagram: “The sweatshirts went up early on revolve for some reason. But it’s a collaboration with 5 women. With the worst troll quotes,” the messages say. “The point was to shine the light on how horrible trolling is. The proceeds benefit charity.” “So basically it’s the opposite of what it seems,” the brand concluded. The sweatshirt’s message is credited to Paloma Elsesser, a plus-size model who was allegedly told “being fat is not beautiful, it’s an excuse,” by a troll online. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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