Victoria Beckham has come under fire over her latest eyewear campaign.
The 43 year old was hit with an onslaught of complaints on Facebook and Instagram after she shared two shots of model Giedre Dukauskaite, 29, wearing a pair of oversized glasses from the Victoria Beckham Eyewear Spring Summer 2018 range.
But outraged parents claimed it was the Lithuanian model’s super slim frame, not the glasses, that caught their attention as they blasted the image on social media.
‘This image is exactly why my already tiny daughter thinks she needs to eat less,’ fumed one upset mother.
‘[I] didn’t even notice the glasses. The model was the focus. Sickly skinny! Beckham should be ashamed promoting eating disorders. Her young daughter is heavier than her models. Shame,’ said one furious fan.
– ‘I’m sorry but this picture is just so wrong. If the model is naturally this slim, then I apologise, however I have a feeling she is not.
– ‘This is not a picture I would want my 13 year old daughter seeing who already says she needs to lose weight at a size 8,’ added one father.
– Another said: ‘Victoria I adore you, but with the exorbitant prices you charge for [your] clothing couldn’t you at least buy this model a sandwich for god’s sake?’
– ‘Get this girl some cake, great role model? I think not,’ said one irritated commenter.
– ‘Beautiful clothes Victoria, but your model looks anorexic. Beautiful girl but doesn’t look healthy.. instead of concentrating on her outfit I’m staring at her.’
– “Please be responsible to impressionable aspects of your audience and use models who look healthy. Whether she’s actually healthy is not really the issue. It’s the perception that she’s far too skinny for her frame but has nonetheless managed to secure such a prestigious modelling campaign that is the concerning factor here. There will be lots of girls and boys looking at this and sadly seeing skinny = successful.”
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