Oasis Sparks Controversy After Using "Irresponsible" Mannequin
A mannequin displayed in an Oasis store has been criticised for being "irresponsible" and "damaging".
Katherine Baker was shopping recently in Westfield London and took the below photo of the mannequin displaying what people have described as "very thin legs".
She sent it to her friendwho posted it to Twitter and described it as "disgusting, damaging and irresponsible, not to mention really weird".
— Rhiannon L Cosslett (@rhiannonlucyc) October 20, 2015
Chatting to Buzzfeed Life, Rhiannon said: “She [Katherine] sent it to me so that I could put it on Twitter because she was disgusted by it". Rhiannon's tweet received a huge reaction, with numerous retweets and favourites, while other Twitter users had their say on the issue.
— Andrew Faraday (@MarmiteJunction) October 21, 2015
A representative for the brand spoke to the website and said: "Our mannequins… in no way any attempt to accurately portray true-to-life proportions.
"Our mannequins measure over 6ft in height and without distinct facial features.
"Oasis understands the recent debates which have unfolded and therefore the business is in the process of reviewing new mannequins styles".