Victoria Beckham Under Fire Over T Shirt Slogan
The Spice Girl is slammed for insensitive outfit.
Victoria Beckham usually gets things so right when it comes to her fashion label. Impeccable styling, lush fabric, smart design -- the woman is a natural when it comes to making clothes that suit all sorts (from someone ginger to someone sporty, even). But her latest design isn’t going over so well.
The 44-year-old former Spice Girl and designer is currently under fire for a T-shirt, which some are claiming to be mocking depression and mental health.
After promoting the T-shirt from her fashion line (similar to a sweatshirt she had already worn on Instagram two months ago, it must be said) comments began flying from angry people making accusations. The shirt, which comes in black and white and retails for $207, features the phrase, “It’s a dark but happy place" -- a phrase which is meant to poke fun at Posh's inability to smile.
Some didn't see the joke AT ALL.
“Depression is dark but not a happy place!” said one comment.
“I’m a bit confused as to why this is on clothing, especially when there is a massive mental health campaign right now,” commented another user.
“Sounds like a piss take of depression. And looks like a piss take in awful font and school jumper style design. Pretty sure (chain store) Tesco would knock something more uplifting with their personalisation process…Terrible ad!”
“Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks this slogan is bad.”
The comments have since been removed from her Facebook page, though interestingly whoever is moderating her page left in criticism of the garment's price point.
"Forget the message! The price is outrageous...$150 for a t-shirt??? I don't care who you are and what you're trying to promote with whatever message, big bucks for a T is ridiculous" said one irate customer.
As yet Posh hasn't spoken out about the controversy. But let it be said while of course we would hate anyone to be upset or triggered by her fashion faux pas, her inability to crack a smile has long been documented so our bets are on her having a laugh about herself with this one.
If you need help in a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For further information about depression contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.
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