The clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch deleted a body-positive style advertisement after an onslaught of negative tweets. The ad featured an obese woman wearing the brand’s clothing as part of an Instagram ad campaign. Thousands of tweets flooded the Internet after the photo went viral. Abercrombie was blasted for promoting obesity as something normal and healthy. Commenters pointed out that obesity leads to deadly issues like heart disease and diabetes. Some people took to the plus-sized model’s defense by using the “healthy at any size” line of thinking which, of course, is simply untrue. After the backlash from the ad, the picture in question was no longer available on Abercrombie’s Instagram feed. The New York Post reached out for comment but did not hear anything back as of the publishing of this article.
Abercrombie deletes ad after fury over ‘normalizing’ obesity
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