And you thought the story about Ivanka Trump’s dog was dumb. Wait til you get a load of this.
Macy’s, the department store, faced backlash over some dishes being sold in their stores and has pulled the design from their stores over the outrage. The dishes feature a portion control design with the smallest saying “skinny jeans” and the largest “mom jeans.”
Podcast host Alie Ward started the campaign, tweeting that she’d like to get the plates banned in all 50 states.
— Alie Ward (@alieward) July 21, 2019
People reacted negatively to the tweet, with some users saying the plates promoted eating disorders, fat shaming and “toxic beauty standard messages.”
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) July 22, 2019
do you guys see how easily disordered eating is normalised? https://t.co/1CYxeH0TLk
— 𝕷𝖊𝖓𝖆 𝕲 𝖆 𝖑 𝖔 𝖗 𝖊 🐲 (@lenagalore) July 22, 2019
— Miss Representation (@RepresentPledge) July 22, 2019
The end result? Macy’s pulled the plates and apologized.
Hi, Alie — we appreciate you sharing this with us and agree that we missed the mark on this product. It will be removed from all STORY at Macy's locations.
— Macy's (@Macys) July 22, 2019
You can still buy the plates though – the company that makes them created them as a way to combat over eating with a “tongue-in-cheek” approach.
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You may have noticed that the artist formerly known as Weight Watchers has been rebranded as @ww —expanding beyond their core focus of dieting and weight loss to take a more holistic approach as a personal wellness company. @pourtionsjustright would love to be part of the effort, as we look to bring our mischievous message of mindful moderation to the masses! @oprah , perhaps we can discuss it over a perfect 6 oz. pour of a crispy pinot grigio? 😉 . . . #wwfreestyle #ww #oprahwinfrey #portioncontrol #pourtionsjustright #tuesdaymotivation #momjeans