Topshop under fire for using ‘famine victim’ child mannequins
Topshop has come under fire for using ‘famine victim’ child mannequins after the chain had said it would not use skinny mannequins two years ago.
There has been a massive backlash after a horrified mum shared a pic of a mannequin in one of the stores in Hereford.
Metro Uk reports Zoe Mason, from Kingsthorne, Herefordshire, was with her 15-year-old daughter at the time, when she complained.
But despite voicing her concerns nothing had changed the following day.
The mother-of-three said: ‘It’s just outrageous that a major high street store think it’s ok to portray children in this way:
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‘What makes it even worse is that the company promised to get rid of these mannequins after the furore a few years ago but there they are being used again.’
The 43-year-old’s Facebook post voicing her concerns about the dummies has gone viral online.
In her post she wrote:
‘My Biggest Girl went into town with her friend after school,’ he wrote.
‘They went around the shops to try to find a birthday present for another friend of theirs. I was quite taken aback when they first things that tumbled out of my girl’s mouth were words full of crossness.
‘She thrust her phone under my nose and showed me this picture and said, ‘Look at that, Mum! I mean just LOOK at it. Me and M couldn’t believe it as we walked past.
‘I mean, it’s not surprising that so many of my friends think they are fat or just don’t like their bodies.
‘Are girls not meant to be happy whatever size they are? Are we not meant to even f**king EAT?! I like food. I like to eat good food but LOOK AT THEM, I am so ANGRY.
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