Macy's Faces Backlash For Plates That 'Fuel Eating Disorders'

July 22, 2019

Social media users are criticizing Macy’s after a photo of a plate appearing to emphasize portion control surfaced. 

Podcast host Alie Ward shared the photo, which shows a plate with three circles. The largest circle says “mom jeans,” the middle circle says “favorite jeans” and the outermost circle says “skinny jeans.” 

Another plate on the display has two circles. One large circle says “food coma,” and the other says “foodie.” 

The store was accused of promoting eating disorders.

“How can I get these plates from @Macys banned in all 50 states,” Ward said in a tweet with the photo. 

After some backlash suggested the plates spread a toxic message and promoted body shaming, Macy’s said the product would be removed from all stores. 

“We appreciate you sharing this with us and agree that we missed the mark on this product,” the store said in a tweet. “It will be removed from all STORY at Macy’s locations.” 

The store was praised for its decision. 

“These labeled plates are AWFUL and I am glad Macy’s has agreed to remove them,” Susan Feldkamp said in a tweet. “This fuels eating disorders.” 

“This is a toxic message promoting even greater women beauty standards and dangerous health habits,” Anna L Puchkoff said in a tweet.

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