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Parents Are Slamming Victoria Beckham For Using A Super-Skinny Model To Sell Eyeglasses

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham just debuted a new ad campaign for her 2018 eyewear line.

The photos received attention from thousands of people all over the world.

But it wasn’t the glasses people were talking about; it was the model’s body type.

Moms immediately commented on the Facebook and Instagram posts showing off the new ad campaign, stating that Victoria should be ashamed of using such a thin model.

“What bad advertising this is for young women,” one user wrote. Some reminded Victoria that the average woman isn’t stick-thin and young girls should be presented with a more realistic representation of a woman.

Others reminded Victoria that she’s a mom with a young, impressionable daughter who could be affected by the casting choices she makes.

While the fashion designer and mom hasn’t spoken out about this particular instance, she has come under fire before.

Keep scrolling to see the photos and Victoria’s response from the last time people called her out for her casting choices.

Photos: Instagram 1, 2 / Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham may be best known for being a former Spice Girl, but she’s also a talented fashion designer.

Victoria started her wildly successful high-end fashion label 10 years ago, in 2008.

On January 11, 2018, Victoria posted photos from her new eyewear collection.

Moms immediately commented on the photos, slamming the fashion designer for using a super-skinny woman to sell the glasses.

“Eyes didn’t even notice the glasses. The model was the focus. Sickly skinny!” one Facebook user wrote. “Beckham should be ashamed promoting eating disorders. Her young daughter is heavier than her models. Shame.”

Victoria has four children, including one daughter. Many parents were disappointed that she’d use a model so thin knowing how that could affect her daughter’s self-image.

“This image is exactly why my already tiny daughter thinks she needs to eat less,” a mom wrote.

Victoria has not yet spoken out about what people are saying.

Fans have come to her defense and said there’s nothing wrong with the way the model looks.

“Loads of mothers make a fuss and blame VB for ‘promoting eating disorders’! She is not promoting anything the problem here is that people like to moan about everything,” one user wrote on Instagram.

Victoria came under fire in 2015 for her use of stick-thin models in her fashion show. That same year, she defended her modeling choices.

“They’re young, they’re thin, but that doesn’t mean they’re ill,” she told the Telegraph.

Some social media users countered that it wasn’t a case of health but the perception of being too skinny and having unrealistic body goals for young children.

Parents seem to have no issue voicing their opinions.

“Is this shoot really for new frames? All I noticed was the frame of the model,” one user wrote.

 

Fans were not only disappointed in her choice to cast such a thin model, they were disappointed in Victoria in general.

Victoria, along with many other designers, pledged in 2010 to join a health initiative aimed to curb the use of ultra-thin models.

 

This is a complicated issue for fashion designers and parents alike!

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