Roz Purcell apologises for error with new clothing line amid sizing criticism
The model took to her Instagram stories today to discuss the matter further.
Roz Purcell has apologised after receiving backlash on social media for the sizing of her new range of hiking clothes.
The model, who promotes body positivity online, said she felt "really stupid" about the sizing error and has explained the issue in detail on her stories. The Hike Life range goes up to a size 14-16 and after its release, many fans were left disappointed that they couldn't buy their size.
The range, which was launched this week, comes in sizes 6-8, 10-12, 12-14, and 14-16.
After the release, people took to the comment section to point out the sizing issue with one person saying, "Roz - as someone who advocates for body positivity and inclusivity it is really disappointing to see that your XL is a 14-16" another person wrote, "It would be good seen as you firmly place yourself in the body positivity sphere and preach inclusivity if you could extend your sizing."
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Roz was clearly upset with the reaction from fans and took to her stories to explain what happened, "I realise that people feel really let down and I completely understand that, I feel really stupid and inconsiderate."
She explained that the larges sizes were not true to size and that they will be coming out next year, she added that she should have waited till all sizing was perfect and apologised for not communicating this correctly, "I didn't express the back and forths I'd been having about why the 16-18 and 18-20 sizes couldn't have been made as well as the smaller sizes."
As well as the criticism, there has also been a massive outpouring of support for Roz, with many believing she's being subjected to cancel culture for an honest mistake.
Speaking about the issue again today, Roz said "I'm putting a pin in it and I'm going to make it better."