Question for you…. Can a baby be fat-shamed?
The clothing company Wry Baby has been criticized for selling onesies that read “I Hate My Thighs.” Wry Baby was publicly attacked by Ms. magazine senior editor Michele Kort, who discussed in a post that she was appalled and critiqued the design.
“There’s something icky about projecting fat awareness on babies,” wrote Kort. “The Wry Baby website deems this ‘a tiny statement regarding self-image.’ Hahaha. Actually, it’s a pretty large statement for a 10-pounder to be making – a harbinger of things to come later in a child’s life, especially if that child is a girl.” Journalist Nina Diamond said “Training girls to hate their bodies,” and then blogger Anna Miller said, “Not a huge fan of the I hate my thighs onesie … even as a joke,” “Body issues too young.”
Since all of this happened, Wry Baby removed the onesie from its store and replaced it with a onesie that says “Love for My Legrolls” after letting shoppers vote for which design they prefer.
Wry baby wrote a comment on Ms. Blog’s facebook page that said…”We couldn’t agree more about body image,” “That’s why we made an ironic joke about it. Obviously no baby would or should hate their thighs!”
What do you think?