NYTimes Writer Barely Apologizes for her Discriminatory Remarks Against Fat People

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You know size discrimination is alive and well when the editors at The New York Times allow a writer to pen hateful remarks aimed at plus sized people and stores that carry larger sizes, like JCPenny.

 

Image of JCP Plus Size Mannequin from righteousbuzz.blogspot.com

Image of JCP Plus Size Mannequin from righteousbuzz.blogspot.com

Posted on Stylelist.com by Lesley Kennedy

Style scribe Cintra Wilson didn’t tiptoe around her severe aversion to JCPenney in today’s Critical Shopper column in The New York Times.

“Why would this dowdy Middle American entity waddle into Midtown in its big old shorts and flip-flops…” she wrote, going on to rip on the company’s “knockoffs,” copious amounts of polyester and even the font used in the company’s logo.

But what really caused public outrage was the writer’s commentary on how the clothes are all geared toward fat people….

“To this end, it has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen,” she continues. “They probably need special insulin-based epoxy injections just to make their limbs stay on. It’s like a headless wax museum devoted entirely to the cast of ‘Roseanne.’”

Read more: Writer Kinda Apologizes for Fat Remarks in Scathing JCPenney Article – StyleList Fashion Blog.

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  1. Having dressed regular and plus sized mannequins for a living, this is insane. The “regular” mannequins are generally in the 0-2 sized range. The “plus-sized” mannequins are generally in the 8-10 size. Not one of the “plus-sized mannequins are plus-sized! The amount of pinning used to make plus sized clothing fit onto a mannequin which is a size 10 is insane. This woman is highly disturbed to think a size 10 is obese.

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