Oprah Magazine, which should be about women’s empowerment but is instead about asking women to buy $700 headphones or $150 loaves of bread, is taking some heat over a fat shaming caption.
The magazine asked “can I pull off a crop top?”
The answer was an embarrassing “If (and only if) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one. For more coverage, layer the top over a longer shirt.”
Twitter hopped right into action. Lots of women who didn’t have flat stomachs posted pictures under the hashtag #rockthecrop, and these women are definitely rocking their crop tops!
— Lisa (@GirlGeek85) July 10, 2015
— .sam. (@gunsf0rhxnds) July 9, 2015
— positive bunny!! (@positivebun) July 9, 2015
— lauren (@FunkyEyeFin) July 9, 2015
— Sarah Conley (@styleit) July 8, 2015
— Sandee (@CurvEnvy) July 10, 2015
Even plus-sized supermodel Tess Holiday posted an image of herself rocking a crop top.
— Tess Holliday! (@Tess_Holliday) July 9, 2015
The magazine has since apologized for the tone-deaf advice, saying:
“We support, encourage and empower all women to look great, feel confident and live their best lives – in this case, we could have expressed it better.
Of course, body shaming is nothing new for women’s magazines. Last year, for example, Shape Magazine asked a women who lost over 100 pounds to cover up. Photoshopped pictures show us unrealistic body ideals, which are partially to blame for body issues and eating disorders among young girls and even adult women. Even men are being affected by unrealistic body expectations. Human bodies don’t come from cookie cutters. Some stomachs will never be flat and that’s okay.
Featured image via Twitter.