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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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Nov 27, 2012 1:42AM

honestly anyone who even remotely cares about the size of a mannequin should be beaten with the skinny end of a fishing pole until properly shamed

Nov 27, 2012 1:39AM
I've always hated those stupid size-0, 00 and 000 stick figures they call mannequins anyway. THOSE are unrealistic and cause our daughters grief and unrealistic expectations just like Barbie dolls and under-sized runway models.

It's not that we should promote the larger sized mannequins as healthy because we need more mannequins that are in-between sizes. if you're shocked then you need to grow up. If we used a gamut of sizes for mannequins the shoppers would get a better visual of how the advertised clothes actually fit, instead of going in trying something on and walking out disappointed because the garment doesn't look as good on the real body as it does on a big ultra-skinny plastic doll.

Keep the big guy mannequin, and add more sizes of mannequins to the mix. Why is a size 12 so bad? We don't stay in children's sizes forever and we shouldn't be expected to. Forcing the heavier folks to hunt for their garments isn't going to make them meet your expectations of a healthy weight either.

Rejoice in different figure sizes and shapes and stop being so blasted hyper-sensitive to life.
Nov 27, 2012 1:39AM
Not everyone is a Super Moyle!!! And society has been given the privilege to dictate to us what we "Should look like"!!! I think it is time for a change and for US to stand up to what is REALITY!!! Good for them to have the insight to "Introduce" the real people of AMERICA! I think we should see more of the Real Us and LESS of the Fake or Want to Be's and send a good message to our children who see the skinny, bone laden "You Must Look Like This" Advertising that has been going on for decades.
Nov 27, 2012 1:38AM
Maybe people who are really "overweight" will see themselves in this mannequin and do something about it.
Nov 27, 2012 1:38AM
I'm a 350 lbs guy and I have no problem with it. I think its about time someone made one.
Nov 27, 2012 1:38AM
It's good to see a maniquin that reflects most of Americans.  Those stick figure maniquins jsut aren't real.  Then when you buy the same outfit in a larger size your disapointed.  A larger maniquin ia more realistic.
Nov 27, 2012 1:37AM
It may be more realistic but that is because there are so many fat people. Stop making it OK to be fat. There is a cure.
Well, in today's society, fat people, interracial relations, gay/lesbian relations, anti-biblical ideology, and government hand-outs vs actually working for what you get have taken over the majority of our society.  Does anyone know the story of Sodom and Gomorra?  Get A Clue People!!!  Any sort of gluttony is a sin!!!
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