Over at The Awl there is an intensively researched fact-check of Cintra Wilson’s review of the Manhattan JC Penney store, which at the time, we described as “simultaneously hateful and boring.” The review-of-the-review features photographs of the mannequins Ms. Wilson described as “obese.”
From The Awl:
But the most egregious claim Wilson makes about Penneys with regard to fatness is “[JC Penney] has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen.” The “I have ever seen” clause in that statement is the one thing that prevents me from declaring this outright slander. In my time at Penneys, I never saw a mannequin that looked appreciably different from any other mannequin that I have ever seen. They were all rather tall and skinny-you know, like mannequins are.
Yeah, we sort of thought so. The article also includes a fun round-up of instances in which Ms. Wilson uses the word “fat.” Enjoy.