Friday, May 29, 2015

Must not diss fat

Fashion label Lilly Pulitzer has been blasted by customers after an image of the company's headquarters was published, which showed two fat-shaming cartoons posted on the walls of an office.

The image, which was featured in an online piece by New York Magazine entitled 'Inside Lilly Pulitzer's Pink-and-Green Headquarters' and shows two hand-drawn cartoons, both of which include drawings of plus-size women, pinned up on the wall of an employee's office.

One cartoon, which featured a picture of a blonde woman in a vest and jeans, read: 'Just another day of…Fat, White, and Hideous. You should probably just kill yourself…'

The second, which included an image of a woman in a string bikini, read: 'Put it down carb face.'

New York Magazine reportedly added a caption to the image on its website, which now reads: 'This image shows the personal illustrations of an employee not pictured in this story.'

Unsurprisingly, the image has sparked fury on social media, with dozens of people taking to Twitter to slam the offensive cartoons.

A spokesperson for the company apologized for any offence caused by the image, which remains on New York Magazine's website, noting that, as a 'female-dominated' company, it encourages individual employees to decorate their office spaces as they choose.

She added however that the images pictured in the feature do not reflect the label's values.  'These illustrations were the work of one individual and were posted in her personal work area,' the statement explained. 



Stan B said...

Sounds like the office of a recovering carboholic, trying to motivate herself to stay thin and "beautiful"

Anonymous said...

It's refreshing to see feminists eating their own.