Perhaps I’m not the best person to talk about diet, seeing as I consider cutting carbs being when I slice a bagel to put on the almond butter,but I do know that as a kid the term “cheat day” would refer to a test and not to food.
But things are different today, and while childhood obesity is a problem, so are unhealthy views about food and body image.
That’s whywhen Ilona Burton tweeted this photo of children’s clothing by New Look Fashion that features a slice of pizza with the text “Cheat Day” on it, the post took off and went massively viral.
The insinuation is that kids should be going on a diet, which is why so many people were ticked off.
Burton’s tweet was retweeted by none other than J.K. Rowling, which naturally gave it some extra attention and got people talking.
New Look Fashion responded by saying that the clothes were intended for adults, but they were being displayed in the wrong section of the store.
The spokesperson added, “New Look has always taken its responsibility in promoting body confidence very seriously, particularly when it comes to our younger customers.”
Joking aside, let’s hope so.
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