Earlier this year, a Topshop customer posted an image of a scarily thin mannequin to her Instagram and criticized the retailer for its role in perpetuating unrealistic body standards for young women. Now the retailer has responded, promising it will no longer use these mannequins

Here is a snippet of the customers comment:

“As you are aware, the year is 2015. A time when I like to believe we are conscious of the harsh unrealities often imposed on us by the fashion industry (the Nineties is famous for its skinny runway models),” she wrote beneath the picture, tagging the brand. “Every day I am surrounded by strong women and men who struggle with the daily battle of body image. A subject which is now even covered by schools nationwide, educating the young on the reality of a human body and how unrealistic many photoshopped images are. So let me get to the point, I’d love to hear how you can justify the ridiculously tiny mannequin in your Bristol Cribbs Causeway store? We come in all shapes and sizes. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being the size you naturally are. I believe we should all feel comfortable in our own skin. Having said that, this mannequin is quite frankly ridiculously shaped.”

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Story Cred: Vogue.com & Fashionista.com

Photo Cred: Laura Kate Berry/Facebook