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Women Start #RockTheCrop Hashtag After O, The Oprah Magazine, Offers Body Shaming 'Advice'

07/10/2015 01:01 EDT | Updated 07/10/2015 01:59 EDT

The fashion world may be furious over an "advice" column in O, The Oprah Magazine's April 2015 issue, but they are responding in the best way possible.

The column featured a Q&A with the magazine's creative director Adam Glassman about wearing crop tops. According to the magazine, you should only wear crop tops if you have a "flat stomach."

Brooklyn writer and Instagram user Tamar Anitai initially noticed the column and says she was surprised to see this level of body shaming.

"The feature is about women feeling healthy. Part of health is self-esteem and that's intrinsically connected to body image. Stop telling women what they CAN'T wear. We can wear and do and be ANYTHING that makes us feel strong, powerful, passionate and in charge of our own destinies," she wrote on her page.


Following her post, dozens of women of all shapes and sizes began posting chic photos of themselves wearing crop tops along with the hashtag #RockTheCrop. The hashtag is meant to inspire, educate and remind the fashion industry that fashion is versatile and diverse, and a trend like a crop top, for example, can be interpreted in any way.

Buzzfeed reached out to the magazine for comment, and people at O did recognize concern over the column.

"We support, encourage and empower all women to look great, feel confident and live their best lives – in this case, we could have expressed it better. We appreciate the feedback and will be more mindful going forward," a representative for the magazine told the site.

While the original writer hasn't formally acknowledged the controversy surrounding his piece, he has responded to some comments on Twitter:

Take a look at some of these women rocking their crop tops the best way possible. Join in on the hashtag on Instagram.











If and only if you have a flat tummy, eh? Nahhh girl. #rockthecrop

A photo posted by Katie (@l8y_k8ie) on


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