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Plus-Size Legging Ad Uses Small Model In One Pant Leg

08/07/2015 11:27 EDT | Updated 08/10/2015 03:59 EDT

File this under marketing fail.

When selling plus-sized clothing, you'd think a retailer would use a plus-size model to show off the garments. Well, an Ali Express affiliate site decided to take a different approach.

Herry He's store is currently selling plus size 5XL leggings in a variety of different colours. But here's the kicker: instead of using a plus-size model, they show a slim woman fitting into one pant leg.

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WTF.

The site states the leggings are meant for women weighing 60-110kg, conveniently plastered on the image of the single woman wearing the pant leg. We guess this is their way of saying they're ultra-stretchy.

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Oh, and they also featured a woman wearing the leggings properly, you know, for some variety.

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But seriously, what gives? How in the world did they think this would appeal to anyone? Are people really buying these leggings? Is this just a really bad case of Photoshop? AND WHO DECIDED THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?

We're so confused.

Let us know your thoughts/questions/answers in the comments below.

(h/t: Reddit)

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