YouTube video causes OUTRAGE after it advises 'chubby' girls to wrap themselves in cling film

18 April 2019, 16:53

The video has caused outrage on social media (stock image)
The video has caused outrage on social media (stock image). Picture: Getty

The video documenting the 'chubby girl hack' was shared on a Facebook page for DIY clothing hacks

A video titled 'Chubby Girl Clothing Hacks' has caused outrage on Facebook after being accused of bodyshaming woman.

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The clip, which was shared on a clothing DIY group, advised curvier women to wrap their midriffs in cling film.

The video shows a woman trying on a fitted black dress, before clutching at her stomach in apparent despair. She then removes the dress and wraps clingfilm round her stomach, before putting the dress back on.

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Before and after images of the woman appear to show her looking slimmer.

Facebook users have slammed the video for its 'insulting' content.

One wrote: "This is just insulting."

While another said: "If this is not the ultimate body shame... the only hack I found useful was the powder on my inner thigh to prevent chafing... otherwise I'll pass on this one."

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Many users pointed out a potential flaw in the hack, with one writing: "I think she will sweat a lot with that wrap in her stomach. So uncomfortable."

Another wrote: "Oh my goodness! I'd rather lose weight than attempt to saran wrap my stomach every time I want to go out."