Today we decided that Glassons kind of sucks. Firstly, it was discovered to be using mannequins with prominently exposed ribs. Not the best look, especially because its target market includes young, impressionable girls. But what’s worse is how the New Zealand retailer chose to justify this decision.
— Emillionär (@EmilyRobins) October 9, 2014
“Due to the position of the mannequin with the arm elevated and slightly twisted, the rib cage is naturally enhanced as it would be in real life,” Graeme Popplewell, chief executive of Hallensteins Glassons Group, told Stuff.co.nz. “The store lighting spotlights also increase this effect.” Seriously? We’re laughing so much our ribs hurt.
A spokeswoman from Glassons New Zealand also told Buzzfeed that the mannequins will remain in stores and she does not see the need to remove them from shop windows. Um, how could you not understand why these offensive inanimate objects should be binned? (more…)