Gillette Post Of Plus-Size Model Sparks Outrage
Gillette has sparked controversy after posting a photo of a plus-size model in a bikini on their Twitter page.
The razor maker last week posted the image of Anna O'Brien, a plus-size fashion, fitness and lifestyle blogger, under its @GilletteVenus handle, captioning it, "Go out there and slay the day."
Some Twitter users said the ad glamorises obesity and that Gillette is "irresponsibly" promoting an unhealthy lifestyle for profit.
"This woman will die of heat disease before @potus completes his second term. I hope she's just as happy and carefree for her last 6 years of life. Everybody should live themselves, but lets not call it healthy," one Twitter user wrote.
Some commenters defended O'Brien while keeping their aim focused on Gillette.
"There's no reason to be rude or unkind to someone who is obese and there is no reason @GilletteVenus should be encouraging life threatening obesity. This would also be true if they used an anorexic model. I wish the model they used well but Gillette should know better," @robbystarbuck said.