When host Alie Ward shared a photo of plates that were being sold at Macy’s locations nationwide, Twitter erupted.

On July 21, Ward took to Twitter to ask how to ban a specific set of plates from every Macy’s in America.

Ward wrote:

How can I get these plates from Macy’s banned in all 50 states.

The photo showed two plates that “encouraged” portion control.

And many of the thousands of people who replied to Ward’s tweet agreed with Ward, and felt that the portion controls could trigger eating disorders in people who took the plate’s seriously:

All these people trying to defend the shitty design… lol imagine thinking a circle labelled “skinny jeans” big enough to hold like two chicken nuggets is demonstrating “healthy portion control”…. The only thing it’s teaching is body shaming, and nothing to do with health.

Oh yay, commodified starvation. Very healthy. Such jokes.

These labeled plates are AWFUL and I am glad Macy’s has agreed to remove them. This fuels eating disorders.

This is a toxic message, promoting even greater women beauty standards and dangerous health habits. These expectations can actually kill someone, and I know someone it has.

However, there was also a slew of other people who felt one person shouldn’t be responsible for the banning of goods other people might like.

Nonetheless, Macy’s also agreed with Ward’s concerns, saying they “missed the mark on this product” and promised to remove the plates from all of their stores.

Ward later replied saying:

I appreciate that; thanks for hearing and taking the feedback. Sidenote: if the surplus stock winds up in TJ Maxxs and Marshalls and Ross stores across America I’m gunna lose it again.

She then added:

“Banned” was hyperbole — I just think this logic is flawed, harmful & people shouldn’t make money off of making women feel bad— but Macy’s agrees and is pulling them. General sidenote: speak up for others, contact your reps & vote in local, state & national elections k thanx

What are your thoughts about the plates and Macy’s decision to remove them from their stores?

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One Reply to “Macy’s Admits They ‘Missed the Mark’ After Host Calls Them Out for Plates That Encourage Portion Control”

  • Wendy 1 year ago

    I think the plates are great. I would like a set. Maybe because I’m now at the age where I don’t worry about how much I eat or I am not overly vain. I would not think for one minute that these were that Met to promote eating disorders or fat shamming. These people that are complaining don’t have to buy the plates.

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