A Glasgow-based fashion brand that’s popular among beauty gurus and influencers is facing a ton backlash online over its decision to create a separate social media account for plus-size and minority women. Following the criticism flowing through twitter and the brand’s own comment section, they addressed the mishap calling it a “serious error judgement.”
Oh Polly, which prides itself on being created “for girls, by girls” was under attack after people online came across their secondary Instagram account, “Oh Polly Inclusive”.
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The account–which has since been deactivated–featured a mixture plus-sized models and influencers along with women from a range different ethnicities, which is vastly different from the women who are represented on Oh Polly’s ficial verified page, which is known to feature predominantly lighter-skinned, slender models.
Many people caught wind Oh Polly’s separate “inclusive” page when beauty guru and Youtuber Alissa Ashley posted screenshots to her Twitter page, criticizing the brand for their segregation. She posed the question, “What makes these women not suitable for your main page?”