Macy’s was recently called out by podcast host and CBS correspondent Alie Ward for selling plates that were insensitive and promoted body-shaming.
On July 21, Ward tweeted a picture of the plates that she’d seen in store with the caption, “How can I get these plates from @Macys banned in all 50 states.” The plates had outlines of different food portions. The smallest portion was labeled “skinny jeans,” the middle portion “favorite jeans,” and the biggest portion was “mom jeans.”
The retailer quickly responded to Ward’s tweet saying that they “missed the mark” and plates would be removed from all Macy’s locations.
According to CBS, a Macy’s spokesperson also said in an email that “after reviewing the complaint, we quickly removed the plates, which were only in our…Macy’s location in Herald Square.”
There were tons of reactions on Twitter, some angry with the company and some who thought the product was funny. One reaction was from actress and activist Jameela Jamil. See some of the reactions below.