Gilltette’s new razor advert sparks debate about fats phobia


Gillette Venus’ newest social media posts have ignited a debate about fats phobia.

The razor model not too long ago took to social media to share a photograph of plus-size mannequin Anna O’Brien AKA Glitter and Lazers, splashing round within the sea with the caption “Go on the market and slay the day.”

Little doubt the publish was an try to have fun variety and O’Brien, herself a physique optimistic activist, appeared a really perfect candidate to do this.

However the truth that the influencer isn’t your standard-size mannequin has each angered and delighted individuals in equal measures. 

Predictably some simply couldn’t deal with O’Brien’s physique measurement and virtually instantly after sharing, the razor model got here underneath fireplace for “selling” and “glorifying weight problems,” and being accused of “normalising” an unhealthy life.

A fast scroll by way of the feedback on Instagram and Twitter will see every part from debates about whether or not her form is inflicting diabetes and coronary heart illness, to requests for the corporate to delete the publish.

Many additionally provided their very own opinions on Anna’s well being and way of life.

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However somebody’s measurement shouldn’t cease them from sporting a bikini nor ought to it cease them eradicating their physique hair (you realize in the event that they wish to, as a result of if not that’s an entire different debate).

It’s additionally not doable to glean from simply somebody precisely how wholesome they’re.

Fortunately, many individuals might see this and likewise hit up the feedback in help of Gillette’s resolution to make use of O’Brien, praising her confidence and declaring that none of us really know her well being historical past.

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A fast scroll of Anna’s weblog and Instagram reveals she herself workouts, practices yoga and goes operating which form of throws off lots of the ‘unhealthy life’ promotion accusations.

However even when she have been unhealthy, that doesn’t actually have a lot to do with hair removing promotion does it?

In response to the unfavorable vibes Venus stepped in to remark:

“Venus is dedicated to representing stunning ladies of all shapes, sizes, and pores and skin varieties as a result of ALL kinds of stunning pores and skin need to be proven.

“We love Anna as a result of she lives out loud and loves her pores and skin regardless of how the ‘guidelines’ say she ought to show it.”

Apart from, as a physique optimistic advocate, Anna is kind of used to turning a blind eye to body-shaming and has beforehand revealed that she doesn’t pay a lot consideration to what individuals say or write about her on-line.

“Enjoyable reality: I actually don’t care what most individuals consider me,” she wrote in an Insta caption. “There are just a few individuals near my coronary heart who’s opinions matter, however for essentially the most half my self-perception, is self-generated.”

It isn’t the primary time a row has been sparked about fats phobia. Final 12 months, Cosmopolitan featured plus measurement mannequin Tess Holliday on their cowl and it proved a fairly divisive transfer. 

Piers Morgan was simply one of many critics of the quilt describing it as “harmful & misguided,” however Holliday hit again calling Morgan and different body-shaming trolls “horrible individuals” who shouldn’t “fear about my fats ass.”


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