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Nike’s plus-size mannequin gets body-shamed on Twitter

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Twitter is freaking out over a picture of Nike’s plus-size mannequin, and the responses are both positive and negative.

It all started June 6 with Twitter user @Rninety6 suggesting that Nike was showing plus-size customers that they would look “awful” in athletic wear. The original tweet blew up with 2,200 retweets and 13,000 likes, and @Rninety6 continued to body-shame even as people objected, saying things like, “Dont expect me to pretend its a beautiful healthy body that should be promoted.”

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Mannequin Rninety6/Twitter

And then the rest of Twitter went off [email protected] in response.Most people commented on how people have to go to the gym to lose weight, so insulting them in the process makes no sense.

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More feisty Twitter users turned the insult around on @Rninety6, who did not respond to requests for comment. User @lilgothpeach commented a meme that said, “A man with an unwashed ass has an opinion again.” Others continued the trend.

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