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Obese mannequin creates a stir

Uproar over obese mannequin generates a lot of buzz.

By Kim Anne Nov 26, 2012 10:57PM

Photo: Social media photo of ‘Anyone else horrified that they make obese mannequins too now? (ReddityDoopity via Reddit, http://imgur.com/XqCNt)
According to The Gloss, a photo posted by a user on Reddit is creating quite a stir. The picture, which features a larger-than-average mannequin, started a flood of comments when the user posted it with the title “Anyone else horrified that they make obese mannequins too now?” 

Not shockingly, the photo instantly got attention, with many upset over the idea of an obese mannequin. Comments including “It's like the person who designed this has never seen a fat person before. ‘I'll just make everything...bigger.’"

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Or comments like this one, “first it was cankles, now it's fowrists, when will the fatness end?”

The post, as of 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday, has gotten more than 1,400 comments. 

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But the question is, why is an obese mannequin causing such a stir, yet no one is upset about all the superskinny stick-figure mannequins that currently reside in store windows? Shouldn’t we be upset about those as well?

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Photo: Social media photo of ‘Anyone else horrified that they make obese mannequins too now? (ReddityDoopity via Reddit, http://imgur.com/XqCNt)

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May 14, 2013 11:32AM
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This seems very appropriate to me for certain circles and it doesn't have anything to do with endorsing obesity. Point: Big & Tall Men's stores.  What are they supposed to display their clothes on? A skinny manequine with a six-pack?
Nov 28, 2012 9:08AM
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why not?  The amount of obese people I see in the street has been increasing.  We should send a message to everyone that it is good to be unhealthy and here is an option to cover up your offense.
Nov 28, 2012 9:04AM
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It loks like Beetle Juice after he steals the voodoo priests ticket aqnd he shrinks his head.  The head and hands are way to small.
Nov 28, 2012 9:01AM
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Fashion is, afterall, the only thing "reality" hasn't touched.  Those of us who are not mannequin-like have learned to translate what we see into what is.
Nov 28, 2012 7:59AM
Nov 28, 2012 7:16AM
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I'm all for this, but that mannequin is hideous. There's a store at my nearby mall that has clothes for plus-sized ladies only, and they have some pretty & realistic plus-sized mannequins. I think this got attention just because it looks so bad. I mean, look at those wrists- who made this thing?!
Nov 28, 2012 7:10AM
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Why is it that people are getting upset about a mannequin that is obese.  Over half of the Population in the US is considered to be obese.  Besides, I agree with samsgirl and orion9.  It will give some people a realistic look at what they're buying.
Nov 28, 2012 7:02AM
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With over 1/3 of the USA adult population being  "obese", what is wrong with it?   Nothing!!!
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