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People are raging at Oasis over this 'irresponsible' skinny mannequin

“This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible.”

YESTERDAY, TWITTER USER Rhiannon L. Cosslett shared a photo of a mannequin from Oasis.

The photo, taken outside a London branch of the store, shows a mannequin with absurdly thin legs.

This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible, @oasisfashion, not to mention really weird.

The image was shared widely across Twitter with many condemning Oasis’ decision to use such a mannequin.

Indeed, Cosslett is not the first person to notice the peculiar mannequins.

Huffington Post Style reports that Oasis has since stated that their mannequins are not intended to be a representation of actual women’s bodies.

Measuring over 6ft in height and without distinct facial features, our store mannequins are highly stylised to represent an artistic prop and are in no way any attempt to accurately portray true-to-life proportions.

However, the spokesperson did add that the retailer would be reassessing its use of such mannequins in light of recent debates about high street shops using skinny mannequins.

Oasis is not the first shop to come under fire for using skinny mannequins. Last year, Topshop faced similar criticism when this image went viral on Twitter.

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