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Fashion Retailer Accused Of Editing Size 10 Model To Make Her Waist Look Smaller
By Izza Sofia, 21 Aug 2018
Fashion retailer Boohoo has been criticized for editing a size 10 model to make her look slimmer.
Eagle-eyed Facebook user Ella Thorpe noticed the difference between the two images of the same model donning the same skirt while she was shopping online at the website.
She took to Facebook to post a side-by-side image of the “original and edited version” with the caption, “If you have to Photoshop the waist significantly smaller on a size 10 model, how can you be a brand that represents and supports #All Girls?”
She told HuffPost that the product description stated the model as a size 10 and did not understand why the brand had retouched her waist to a smaller size. Thorpe added that the edited images are “unacceptable” as the brand is not sending a healthy message to women of all ages about outer appearances.
Thorpe expressed that Boohoo should not be editing the physiques of its models since the major brand sells clothes targeting various sizes and has an influence over customers. It is ironic how the same brand claims that it “represents and support #AllGirls” but at the same time, has doctored the image of a size 10 model.
A Boohoo spokesperson has responded, saying that the brand is committed to promoting body positivity and provides clothes for all shapes and sizes, adding that the brand will look into the matter.
Previously, Boohoo was criticized for featuring what seemed to be straight-sized models to promote its plus-sized range.
So supposedly boohoo.com are about empowering #AllGirls, yet they feel the need to significantly Photoshop the waist...Posted by Ella Sophie Thorpe on Thursday, August 16, 2018
[via Huffington Post, opening image via Boohoo]
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