Boohoo are being accused of putting "padding" on slim models to make them appear plus size
20 December 2018, 16:04
Here we go again.
Boohoo is being hounded for allegedly using "padding" to make slim models look plus-sized. A bunch of Boohoo shoppers are fuming with the UK-based fashion brand, claiming the models that they use are too small to even be labelled as plus-size. They also complained that the use of slimmer models doesn't reflect how the clothes will actually look on plus-sized people.
Now you might remember that Boohoo caught some heat earlier this year for allegedly Photoshopping a model's waist. Meanwhile, their "inclusive" #All Girls campaign in 2017 was dragged because it didn't include any plus size, disabled, older or trans women models. Whew, they still can't get it together.
Boohoo – whose plus size range coves sizes 16 - 24 – haven't learnt, with one particularly disgruntled customer suggesting the brand may have used "butt/hip pads" on a model to give her curves. Surely casting an actual plus-size model isn't that hard?!
Are Boohoo padding slim models so they fit into the plus size clothes? The hips are suspicious. Am I imagining this? pic.twitter.com/N0iZ3SPlEk— Alexandra Oakford (@alexandra_oakie) December 14, 2018
People didn't understand how some of the models could even be called plus-size.
Someone even thought there was dodgy Photoshopping going on.
Either this lady has tanned her ankles in EXTRA dark fake tan or Boohoo have been doing body swap, because her top half does not look plus size at all 😭😅 pic.twitter.com/QNJeriKFW2— Mrs Henderson🍊 (@Rachhh96_) December 14, 2018
Popbuzz has contacted Boohoo for comment.