Uproar Over Obese Mannequin

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Uproar Over Obese Mannequin
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 1:34pm

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.​’'

Obese mannequin creates a stir- http://living.msn.com/style-beauty/simply-chic-blog-post/?post=b9fe1fba-81c6-4a1a-a7f6-cd620a8872aa&_nwpt=1

What do you think?  Why is this causing such a stir when no one seems to be upset about super skinny mannequins we normally see?

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 8:05pm
Sounds like a good idea to me. Gives larger people an idea of how the clothes will look on them, rather than some waif-like piece of plastic.
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Sat, 12-01-2012 - 2:41pm

I agree, although mirrors in the dressing room and an honest friend will do the same thing!