ASOS accused of 'making fun of plus-sized bodies' with 'ballerina charades' fat suit

10 December 2019, 12:16 | Updated: 10 December 2019, 12:44

The controversial game has been slammed on Twitter
The controversial game has been slammed on Twitter. Picture: ASOS

The popular online retailer has now pulled the 'offensive' product from its site.

ASOS have been forced to remove a game that requires players to dress up in a blow-up ballerina suit after it was criticised by a plus-sized blogger on Twitter.

ASOS have now pulled the game
ASOS have now pulled the game. Picture: ASOS

Danielle Vanier accused the retailer of 'laughing at bodies that look like mine' as she posted screengrabs of the outfit on her Twitter page.

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She wrote: Erm, @ASOS - What is this please? Why would you stock something that is clearly marketed towards laughing at a body that looks like mine?

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The game, which retails at £30, was designed by a company called Typo, but sold on the ASOS website.

Blogger Kate Winney replied: "As someone who’s danced and done ballet their entire life, it’s garbage like this that puts people off from joining in and taking a class! Dance is for EVERYBODY!!"

ASOS replied to their concerns, revealing that they'd made the decision to withdraw the items from the site.

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The retailer said: "Thank you for making us aware of this. It was never our intention to cause offence, we’ve decided to remove the product from our site. As a responsible fashion retailer we’re aware of the importance of promoting positive body image, so we appreciate your feedback."

ASOS told "We’re sorry this item caused offence, it was not our intention and we have removed the product from site."

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