The Washington Post’s Delia Lloyd thought full-figured Swedish mannequins were a hoax. But the mannequins are real, and the Washington Post tacked on a correction to her March 16 blogpost.
Lloyd had blogged about “a photo of two ‘plus-sized’ mannequins” and the implications for body image and the “push back against the anorexic ideal.”
But, Lloyd originally said that the mannequins in the photo were a hoax, which is wrong. Her blogpost’s hyperlink reveals that the original Post story was headlined: “What a Swedish Mannequin Hoax Reveals about Body Image.”
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According to the Washington Post’s correction:
“Correction: Earlier versions of this blogpost erroneously described the mannequins in question as an Internet hoax. They were not used in H&M stores, as the original online postings claimed. But they have been used at the Swedish department store ‘Åhlens.'”