Topshop Mannequins (Credit: Becky Leigh Hopper)
As you may have seen, myself and Georgia Bibby have sparked an international debate about body image after I tweeted a photo of a super-skinny Topshop mannequin. We were shocked by just how thin the mannequin was, and the fact that it is the ONLY representation of the female body throughout their stores.
Topshop issued a response to what has become our campaign, saying that the mannequin is in fact a clothes size 10. Many people find the company’s response insulting and far from sufficient. In the photo, Georgia is in fact wearing a Topshop size 10 pair of jeans — which further highlights the difference.
The whole idea of this body image campaign, is to help women feel happy and confident with the skin they’re in. Myself and Glammonitor.com along with tens of thousands of other people, are calling for a more diverse range of mannequins throughout all Arcadia Group stores, worldwide.
This petition will be pledged to Sir Phillip Green, a British businessman and the CEO of the Arcadia Group, a retail giant that includes Topshop, BHS and Dorothy Perkins, in hope of some sort of acknowledgment that the world wish to see different shapes and sizes represented by the high street. Please sign the petition and help us to reach the goal of 10,000 signatures.