When Jason Evans noticed the college bookstore he works at was selling baby onesies with the message "I Hate My Thighs" printed on them, he decided to take action on social media — and the response he received was amazing.
"I had a very difficult time not raging out about this in the college store. These are onesies... for infants... guess which one is for girls and which one is for boys. THIS is the problem," Jason wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday, April 2.
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In the photo, the girls baby garment is shown hanging next to a similar onesie for boys — but the outfits' messages are shockingly different. While the girls onesie features the fat-shaming phrase, "I Hate My Thighs," the boy version says, "I'm Super."
After Jason's post went viral online — it has been shared nearly 17,000 times! — people began commenting that they were similarly appalled at the messages the baby clothes conveyed and were shocked the NYU bookstore would even sell the garments.
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"As an alumna, a woman and the mother of a baby girl, I'd like to urge you to stop selling clothing that body shames women, let alone BABY GIRLS! This is absolutely disgusting!," one impassioned Facebook user wrote on Jason's picture.
The NYU Bookstore. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Fortunately, the university bookstore responded to the online criticisms almost immediately and stated, "We see your point and we agree. It was our oversight and we have removed the item from the sales floor. Thank you for your feedback."
"It seems [the photo has] made it full circle to the NYU bookstore... but not before a few people made phone calls. It's also refreshing to see that I'm not the only one outraged by this kind of thing," Jason wrote on his Facebook page following the outpouring of support.
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