This week, Revolve removed a sweatshirt that read "Being fat is not beautiful, it's an excuse." from their site after Twitter dragged the brand for the fat-phobic message.
Florence Given, a London-based artist and activist, said that within minutes of her calling out the shirt, Revolve had reached out to her and removed the shirt from its site.
Supermodel Tess Holliday could only laugh at the mess, posting a screenshot on Twitter:
@Xhayley_kittyx wanted to know how vain one would have to be to push this message:
@AshleeWhite23 was "fuming" and asked what many were thinking: "Who on earth thought this was okay?!"
@Chrisspymakeup wasn't amused by Revolve's idea of "promoting body positivity" :
This Twitter user questioned the true intention behind the t-shirt:
And another Twitter user noted how it's "bad enough as it is with people having eating disorders because of pressure online":
According to Revolve, the sweatshirt — designed by LPA in collaboration with Lena Dunham — was meant to send an empowering message about cyberbullying, but people like @Joelbirdtweets didn't like the execution:
LPA responded and apologized via Instagram, saying that "What was conceived as a statement on today’s internet culture and its treatment of women has gone terribly wrong."
After the brand and designers issued statements, Tess Holiday took back to Twitter to share an important lesson in Body Representation 101:
What do you guys think?
As/Is has reached out to Revolve for comment.