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A mam called out a shop assistant for saying her daughter should wear Spanx

And now it’s everywhere on Facebook.

Bad-Wear-Spanx Source: Popsugar-assets

ONE DAUGHTER’S SHOPPING trip with her mam this week has turned into a viral shouting match on Facebook.

US-based Megan Harris went dress shopping with her daughter for a dance that was coming up – and her story of clashing with a shop assistant has exploded on Facebook this week. It begins:

This is my teenage daughter who wanted to try on dresses for an upcoming formal. I found this dress and asked her to try it on. She told me this was not her style, but tried it on for me.

This was the dress in question

spanx Source: Facebook

And it was at that point that the shop assistant chirped in with some advice:

I told her how grown up it made her look and she smiled, and told me this made her look too old but still, she let me take a picture. Right after that, you entered and told my daughter she needed to wear SPANX if she wanted to wear this dress.
I told you that she was just fine without SPANX. You continued to argue with me. We left soon after. I wish I had told you how many girls suffer from poor self image and telling them they need something to make them perfect can be very damaging.

The story from last week has been shared over 55,000 times and likes over 330,000 times – as most people have been rowing in behind her “inspirational” words.

Megan finished her post in a similar vein:

She did not need you telling her that she is not perfect. I hope this is shared and gets back to you so that you should not say something like that to a girl ever again. You never know what negative or positive thoughts they are thinking about themselves.

No word back from the anonymous shop assistant yet – but there is a fair chance she has seen it at this stage. You’d *really* have to wonder how the exchange went down from her point of view.

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