One of Nike’s new plus-size mannequins at the sportswear brand’s Niketown outlet in London. The launch of the mannequins has attracted both praise and criticism. Photo: courtesy of Nike

Plus-size Nike mannequins: recognition of reality or obesity promoters? Critics stir up debate on social media

  • ‘She is not size 12, or even 16 … She is immense, gargantuan, vast,’ wrote one critic of sportswear brand’s new mannequins. Social media users soon fired back
  • Nike is not the first retailer to make such a move, nor is the criticism new – US brand faced similar attacks when it launched a plus-size collection in 2017
Topic |   Fashion

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One of Nike’s new plus-size mannequins at the sportswear brand’s Niketown outlet in London. The launch of the mannequins has attracted both praise and criticism. Photo: courtesy of Nike
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Malaysian model Sonya Danita Charles has vitiligo, a skin condition where uneven pigmentation arises from a lack of melanin. Photo: Melissa Toh

The Malaysians challenging beauty conventions and empowering everyone to celebrate their differences

  • Inspiring Instagram account True Complexion is dedicated to people who live with differences
  • Project shares the photographs of people who live with disabilities, medical conditions, mental health issues and body image issues
Topic |   Beauty

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Malaysian model Sonya Danita Charles has vitiligo, a skin condition where uneven pigmentation arises from a lack of melanin. Photo: Melissa Toh
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