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Oasis' Too-Skinny Mannequin Is Causing Outrage On Twitter

10/22/2015 02:12 EDT | Updated 10/22/2015 02:59 EDT
Twitter/ Rhiannon L Cosslett

The Twittersphere is outraged over yet another skinny mannequin, this time seen at London retailer, Oasis.

On Tuesday, Twitter user Rhiannon L Cosslett shared a photo taken by her friend Katherine Baker of a mannequins seen inside the store. The forms featured ultra-thin legs and an excessive thigh gap that is unrealistic to even the thinnest of women.

"This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible," she wrote alongside the pic. "Not to mention really weird."

Naturally, other Twitter users to quick to agree, calling out the retailer for promoting a "genuinely disturbing, distorting and irresponsible #bodyimage message."




A spokesperson for Oasis told HuffPost UK Style that the "mannequins are not intended to symbolise real people".

"Measuring over 6ft in height and without distinct facial features, our store mannequins are highly stylised to represent an artistic prop and are in no way any attempt to accurately portray true-to-life proportions."

However, the brand is currently reviewing their choice of mannequins.

"Oasis is committed to understanding the concerns of our customers and understand the recent debates which have unfolded and therefore the business is in the process of reviewing new mannequins styles," the spokesperson said.

This isn't the first time a retailer has been the subject of controversy for promoting unhealthy body types -- last year, Topshop came under fire for its too-skinny mannequins seen in-store.

Will they ever learn?

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