Here we go again!
Another day, another social media uproar that resulted in a company snatching the offending item from its website—and this time it involves babies and their cute chubby legs. Kitschy children's line Wry Baby was under fire last week for selling a purple snapsuit emblazoned with the phrase "I Hate My Thighs." Now, this is from a brand whose name is Wry Baby, so it might be safe to assume that the onesie was more tongue-in-cheek than literal. But still, there was significant backlash, beginning with Ms. magazine senior editor Michele Kort, who published a blog on March 10 that described the snapsuit as "baby fat-shaming."
In the post, she writes, "Yes, we know—it's meant to be funny. After all, the company that sells this onesie with the saying "I Hate My Thighs" is named Wry Baby. And we feminists do have a sense of humor. But really, there's something icky about projecting fat awareness on babies."
(OK, she has a point, and women especially are inundated with unrealistic body image ideals from a very young age. Even in jest, it's not preposterous that this snapsuit would rub some the wrong way.)