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.”
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.
Telling overweight people exercise bc theres no excuse then also telling overweight people that they look horrendous in gym clothes https://t.co/9XY8XZFwRy
— MADELEINE (@Frenchd0gblues) June 9, 2019
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.