Thanks to the convenience of online shopping, it’s easier than ever to place an order for just about anything, including clothes - but one Twitch streamer’s online clothing order came with a surprising insult, as told in a now-viral Tweet.
While Forever21 is a popular clothing outlet among young women, boasting trendy clothes in mens’, kids, and plus sizes, one shopper’s experience their online store took a turn for the worse after they received an unexpected addition to their order.
Twitch streamer ‘MissGirlGames,’ who has been chronicling her weight-loss journey via Twitter, placed an online order with Forever21 expecting to receive some size 18 jeans - but got a veritable slap in the face, instead.
Focusing on my health hasn’t been a easy task, I’m slowly getting to where I want to be. And thankful for the few people in my life that support me no matter what, I love y’all! ❣️💜😘 Brand new chapter coming soon.. #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #PCOS #Endometriosis pic.twitter.com/QFtdbHJ8Hh— MissGG🏳️🌈 (@MissGirlGames) July 1, 2019
MissGirlGames uploaded a picture of her order to Twitter on July 19, showing an Atkins diet bar that had been included with her clothes, prompting a heated tirade from the streamer as to what Forever21 may have been suggesting.
“I went from a size 24 to 18, still a plus size girl, so I ordered jeans from Forever21,” the streamer explained. “Opened the package, when I looked inside I see this Atkins bar. What are you trying to Tell me Forever 21, I’m FAT, LOSE WEIGHT? do you give these to NON-PLUS SIZE WOMEN as well?”
I went from a size 24 to 18, still a plus size girl, so I ordered jeans from @Forever21 Opened the package, when I looked inside I see this Atkins bar. What are you trying to Tell me Forever 21, I’m FAT, LOSE WEIGHT? do you give these to NON-PLUS SIZE WOMEN as well? pic.twitter.com/ds8kUTs7T7— MissGG🏳️🌈 (@MissGirlGames) July 19, 2019
MissGirlGames wasn’t the only woman to have received a diet bar in her plus-size order, either: another customer Tweeted out a similar experience with the store, prompting mass outrage across Twitter.
“This is so shameful!” one user Tweeted of the debacle. “Promoting health is fine. Promoting a certain body size is not okay. I don’t like Forever 21 and this gives me more reason to support my dislike!”
This is so shameful! Promoting health is fine. Promoting a certain body size is not okay. I don’t like Forever 21 and this gives [email protected]@reason to support my dislike!— Debbie (@Fireflychayser) July 23, 2019
However other users are claiming that the bars were merely part of an advertising campaign, even insulting the streamer for complaining about the addition.
“...No more freebies, someone may be offended!” another user wrote.
Right? Was just thinking the same thing!🤔 No more freebies, someone may be offended!🤷♀️— summer 2013 (@Ecsullie) July 24, 2019
Forever21 has since spoken out amid the outrage, claiming that the Atkins bars were included “across all sizes and categories,” and have “since been removed” from forthcoming orders.