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Journalist Calls Plus Size Mannequin In Active Wear ‘Dangerous’

Journalist Calls Plus Size Mannequin In Active Wear ‘Dangerous’


Taking to social media, a journalist has called a “plus-sized” mannequin with “flabby curves” dressed in activewear as “dangerous.”

British political journalist Isabel Oakeshott, shared the picture on Twitter depicting a mannequin in the front window of a fitness store at Regent Street in London.

“This, in a Regent St fitness store, is what obesity looks like. Flabby curves highlighted in hideous lime green velour,” she tweeted.

“The so-called ‘body positivity’ movement is not ‘inclusive’, it’s dangerous.”


Her comments were quickly criticised as being fat-phobic and archaic. In fact many people pointed out that this is what the average woman looked like and they should be represented in stores just like any other body shape.

“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,” she explained.

“What’s it like to be perfect? Perfect shape, perfect body, perfect points of view! This is Mrs/Miss average and if anyone regardless of size wants to exercise wearing anything they like, why does that affect you? You may think you’re perfect but you’re not nice,” another commented.

One person wrote: “I agree lime green is hideous – but as someone who’s always struggled with my size, it is nice to think there are decent exercise clothes out there for larger people. Most leisure wear is made for people who are already skinny, which is miserable when you’re not.”


A Twitter user by the name of Sophia Tassew had the best comeback when she responded to the picture with a photo of herself wearing the lime green activewear in question.

“I bought the dangerous outfit,” Sophia tweeted, which has since been “liked” 438,500 times.

Follwing the tremendous backlash, Isabel later clarified her tweet, saying: “All shapes and sizes can be beautiful and fit shouldn’t mean thin. Strong is what’s important. My point wasn’t about individuals; it was about corporate messaging.”

Which was responded to with people saying how contradictory her comment was.

“Wow. That is the most contradictory comment I have ever read,” one wrote.

Another said cheekily: “How dare corporate messaging say everyone deserves clothes and all sizes are fine.”

One also stated: “The corporate message being “we sell clothes in this size”. That’s literally all it is.”


Images: Twitter

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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