Gillette Defends Sharing Photo of Plus-Sized Model
Gillette says it stands by a photo it shared on Twitter.
The picture of a plus-sized model wearing a bikini on the beach sparked an online debate.
Blogger and social media influencer Anna O’Brien originally posted the shot on her Instagram.
Gillette’s Venus razor account shared it, with the caption: ‘Go out there and slay the day.’
That triggered some online outrage, with some people saying the picture promotes obesity.
One person tweeted: ‘Please stop. Promoting this is dangerous. Being unhealthy is not a good thing.’
Another wrote: ‘Where do we draw the line between body positivity and health issues?’
O’Brien addressed the controversy in an interview with ABC News on Thursday, saying, “If you look at my image, it’s joyful, it’s happy, it’s inspired. I’m living a great life.”
O’Brien added, “At the end of the day, bodies are bodies, there are so many different types of them.”
Gillette defended the photo with a statement on Twitter: “Venus is committed to representing beautiful women of all shapes, sizes, and skin types because all types of beautiful skin deserve to be shown. We love Anna because she lives out loud and loves her skin no matter how the ‘rules’ say she should display it.”