I saw this on facebook and felt like I had to share it. The blogger said she may delete it at a later date if the company tries to fight back, so I’ve blocked her name and links out.
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Basically, SheInside (who I already thought were a bit of a poor business for my own reasons) told this poor blogger that yes, she had enough followers and a good enough blog to be allowed to advertise their shit for them, but that she was too fat.They actually demoted her from reviewer to affiliate because they said her looks were not good enough.After seeing her body, they dismissed her completely. What’s even worse is, they approached her; it’s not like she begged to represent their frankly awful quality clothes. They liked her follower count, but have no concept of building good relationships with their customer base if this is how they treat the people giving them free advertising.
I would urge you NOT to support this business with your reviews. There are plenty of small Storenvy shops who deserve your effort much more than these awful body shaming people; and they will be far more appreciative!
Please please please reblog! If possible I want the popular bloggers to see it. SheInside will treat people like this for as long as there are still people giving them positive reviews, and if this can urge one 10k follower blog to stop, it’d be enough for me :,c
This is awfully upsetting. This blogger turns out to be one of my friends and anyone who has followed me for a long time knows I don’t condone fat shaming. Fashion is for everyone and this girl is a sweetheart and did NOT deserve to be rejected for her size which honestly should never have been a problem to begin with.
I JUST started a giveaway with SheInside and I’m so heated up about this I can’t go through with finishing it. So many people are looking forward to winning but today I’m going to find out a way to graciously retract (if there’s even a way) and announce to all my readers because I’m pretty scared of backlash too. They’ve been sponsoring me for over a year now and they’ve been kind to me but I don’t want to be associated with a company that would fat shame.
I hope everyone who entered my giveaway understands and I’m sorry for wasting your time with registering on their site. If I had seen this sooner I wouldn’t of posted that giveaway but this may have been for the best to get the word out.
I really don’t know how I’m going to handle this :\ It’s very awkward for me. If anyone has any suggestions or advice, or even support, I’m willing to listen. I originally started my blog to encourage people of all sizes and styles and looks to be themselves. If SheInside continues to be discriminate like this, I just can’t be with them but yeah, as my friend stated, I am pretty scared of the backlash.
Don’t be afraid of backlash. Turn off anonymous asks, or download the app that lets you see which accounts are tied to the anonymous asks. If someone is bold enough to tell you terrible things with their own account, report them for harassment and promptly block them. You are not here to endure the harassment of (unrightfully) disgruntled fans.
You are standing up for your friend, and for what you believe is right! If your followers are truly good people and they respect you as an individual, then they will respect your decision to not endorse sheinside, since they decided to fat shame a wonderful blogger.
If I were you, I’d just make a post about how SheInside fat shamed a good friend of yours and that you no longer wish to support them, and that you are sorry for everyone investing their time in the giveaway, but the giveaway is off.
Instead, offer a different kind of giveaway, or offer to promote the blogs that would have won? Maybe a one-on-one fashion advice session, or something? Just some ideas.
Again, don’t worry about the backlash. You were offering a giveaway for a bunch of free items out of the kindness of your heart. If someone gets mad at you, or treats you poorly, or sends you hate because you don’t want to support a terribly mean business that hurt your friend, I don’t think they deserve to win a bunch of free things from you anyway.