As if there wasn’t enough controversy surrounding advertisements and magazines setting the standard for women’s body image, a European retailer recently added to the discord by using a pretty disturbing window display.
The European retailer Primark displayed mannequins that were advertising more than just the clothing.
A Primark customer tweeted a picture of one mannequin that was noticeably very skinny with a concave stomach and protruding ribs. Many other customers were equally as disturbed, which also led to a discussion about the message retailers are sending to women about their bodies.
— Mel Fraser (@Melfyx) July 21, 2014
Huffington Post reports that Primark has since removed the thin mannequins from the window displays, but has yet to comment on why they chose to ever use them.
SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram