Hey guys, a while ago I saw this whole thing blow up following Urban Outfitters releasing these two tops which glamourise mental illnesses like depression and anorexia, and ever since I've not stepped foot in a store.
Is this an acceptable thing to do or am I overreacting?
I spoke to a friend about it and she called me silly for not shopping in a place because of what they once sold or tried to sell, but shouldn't you be happy with the products you're buying and the views of the owners in what they think is acceptable to put on the market?
I believe that trying to sell these products is awful, it's glamorising things that shouldn't be glamourised. Look at the eat less top, it's modeled by a rather skinny looking model, is that to change someone's idea of perfection and make them buy the top so they're reminded to eat less? The depression top pinpoints the fact that the world is full of depression, it makes it bold and makes it stand out but making a top with it on makes it an acceptable thing, making people want to have depression to 'fit in'.
In my eyes these tops are like handing a suicidal person a loaded gun, they're something that shouldn't be introduced into society as more people will be introduced to mental illnesses due to shops glorifying them.
I made a stand against the glorification of mental illnesses by not shopping in places that glorify them, but is that completely possible? All shops use skinny models, a person's idea of perfection, what they strive to look like, so is it really possible to escape this glorification?
I feel like in this day and age, the only thing that matters to people is appearance, if you don't like the look of something you're less likely to like it, which is sad because beauty isn't always on the outside and today everyone tries to cover the real them to be this model of true perfection.
Although Urban Outfitters isn't the only shop that glorifies this perfection, it's the worst I've seen.
What do you think on the idea of perfection and shops glorifying it?