7 People Who Are Outraged That Sports Illustrated's Robyn Lawley Is Considered Plus-Size

Model wears a size 12, which is considered normal

By Francesca Bacardi Feb 06, 2015 5:44 PMTags
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Robyn Lawley landed one of the most highly coveted photo shoots of all time when she appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, making her the first official plus-sized model to show off her assets in the magazine. But some people are outraged that she is being considered "plus-size" because she is a size 12.

So where do people go to air their grievances? Twitter, obviously, and there was no shortage of negative reactions about the title bestowed upon her. Although Sports Illustrated assured Time magazine that her inclusion was as a "model" and not a "plus-size model," it just wasn't enough.

"She sort of embodies the classic SI girl—she's interesting, she's beautiful, she has an incredible body, and I felt that she would make a great addition to the issue," MJ Day, assistant managing editor of the sports mag, told Time. "It was simple as that."

Lawley doesn't really pay attention to the "type" of model that she is, and she told Time that she just wants to focus on her career, not on her moniker.

"I don't know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not," she said. "I just consider myself a model because I'm trying to help women in general accept their bodies."

Here are seven other people who would tell you (or Sports Illustrated) that she is definitely not "plus-size":

This user just wants to tell the mag what to do:

This tweeter was pretty appalled:

This person was just downright curious:

This person was feeling really torn:

This user just didn't understand:

This guy had to question his brainpower:

This woman nailed it: