Forever 21 Is Under Fire For Sending Diet Bars With Their Plus-Size Orders

Every girl who online shops (or shops in general) has shopped at Forever 21 once, twice, or several times in their life. Despite some of their clothing quality being a bit poor, you can’t beat their low prices for certain things. Plus, the company is consistent in keeping up with trends and partnering with designers and bigger brands to bring us fly clothes at low costs.

While the company is popular among millennial women, people online are calling the brand out for body-shaming after several customers received diet bars in the mail along with their online order.

Customers who complained claimed that they ordered from Forever 21’s plus-size section and, along with their clothing, they received an Atkins weight loss bar.

Forever 21 really put a fucking diet bar in with my plus size clothing order…I fucking can’t. 😡

✨💖Kat Ravioli💖✨ (@PinkMaggitKat) July 22, 2019

Hey @forever21 do you include weightloss Atkin bars in all your shipments or just in the ones for ladies over 1X ??

— Katya (@wisekatya) July 22, 2019

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?

— MissGG🏳️‍🌈 (@MissGirlGames) July 19, 2019

YES shame on me for ordering from @Forever21 but why do they have to push diet food on me?? It came with an Atkins bar??

— chloe (@wtfxchloe) July 23, 2019

However, many women on Twitter are also saying that they received an Atkins bar with their order—despite ordering a small/medium (not from the plus-size brands).

i just bought a bunch of xs/s clothes and got one too, i don’t think its anything personal..

— kec 🦋 (@stxrkid) July 23, 2019

I’m a small pick ya battles

— Leah (@eahLay) July 23, 2019

According to Forever 21’s spokesperson in Jezebel:

From time to time, Forever 21 surprises our customers with free test products from third parties in their e-commerce orders. The freebie items in question were included in all online orders, across all sizes and categories, for a limited time and have since been removed. This was an oversight on our part and we sincerely apologize for any offense this may have caused to our customers, as this was not our intention in any way.

Apparently, it’s true because another customer said she received a free razor with her order.

I didn’t get an Atkins bar, but I got a razor in my forever 21 order💀 #forever21atkins

— Joniah✨ (@Joniahhh) July 23, 2019

So I also received the #atkins bar in my @Forever21 order.. I’ve never ordered online from them and didn’t know if they regularly sent out free samples (& if the implications of this one were overlooked or what) #forever21

— Julia Alford (@alford_julia) July 23, 2019

Regardless, many women online are saying Forever 21 should think twice about partnering with a brand that endorses diet fads and weight loss trends—as it’s an unhealthy campaign to market to young women.

If this is indeed a brand partnership between you @Forever21 + Atkins I’d strongly suggest you reevaluate it Not only is it coming off as discriminatory but it isn’t even rolled out well – Its completely catching customers off guard with distasteful implied message to lose weight

— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) July 23, 2019

Forever 21 is sending diet bars with clothes you order and that’s so insensitive holy crap like…. how about we don’t make someone negatively reflect on their body image when trying to just order some new outfits ? ????

— taylor nicole dean (@taylorndean) July 23, 2019

Regardless if it’s a marketing plan with the Atkins brand itself, Forever 21 should know that this kind of product endorsement is promoting an unhealthy body image campaign amongst their customers. Women should feel good when ordering new clothing in the mail, not as though they need to lose more weight.

Do better, Forever.

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