Discount store to withdraw scales after being branded ‘pro-anorexia’



LONDON – British bargain shop B&M Bargains has said it will urge a supplier to remove a slogan after sets of “novelty” weighing scales were branded pro-anorexic on Facebook.

The scales – which contain the slogan “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” – were spotted by Rachel May Shevlin, who posted a photo of the offending product and called on people to complain.

Her post gained more than 5,000 likes and 2,000 shares, prompting B&M Bargains to respond to mounting pressure.

“How lovely to see the phrase I said to my teenage/young adult self that also led to me calling myself a ‘fat, disgusting waste of oxygen’ often before self-harming just because I had dinner, sold in their shops ON FRICKIN SCALES so other impressionable young minds can suffer the same self hatred,” wrote Shevlin on Facebook.  Read more…

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