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Blogger Calls Out Body-Shaming Victoria's Secret Staff


A woman has written an angry open letter to Victoria's Secret after she was allegedly body shamed by one of the salespeople working in the lingerie store.

Abbie Walsh-Greenfield, a 20-year-old blogger from Wales, was shopping with a friend at Victoria's Secret Cardiff location on Monday, January 30, when she approached by one of the store's staff members.

Rather than asking the 20-year-old if she needed help finding anything, the salesperson had the nerve to ask, "Are you aware of the sizing in this store?"


Walsh-Greenfield claims the rude staff member was insinuating that she was too large to be shopping in the lingerie store.

The unnecessary comment left Walsh-Greenfield feeling victimized, so when she got home from shopping that day she decided to write an open letter on her blog, Dream0graphy, that called out the body-shaming salesperson.

In the painfully honest letter, Walsh-Greenfield wrote,

As she browsed through the store, lacy pink shorts caught her eye, and she began searching for a pair.


In the blog post, she wrote,

As she looked for her size, the sales assistant walked past her "average-sized" friend and approached the blogger.

According to Walsh-Greenfield,

That's when the savage sales assistant asked Walsh-Greenfield the hurtful question, "Are you aware of the sizing in this store?”

Walsh-Greenfield was understandably caught off guard by the salesperson's outrageous inquiry and after a moment of silence she responded to the women saying, “Yes, fine, thanks.”

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But the crude, body-shaming comment left the blogger feeling so uncomfortable, she actually left the store.

According to Walsh-Greenfield,

Walsh-Greenfield's friend was also upset about the way the saleswomen had treated the blogger and wanted to go back to the store to complain.

However, Walsh-Greenfield wrote in the post, "I didn't want to go back to complain, I didn't feel welcome."

Walsh-Greenfield then decided to take her business elsewhere, spending $125 in an Ann Summers store that made her feel comfortable.

At the end of the letter, she tries to make sense of the sales assistant's question, writing,

Victoria's Secret responded to incident, stating,

Ann Summers also commented on Walsh-Greenfield's eye-opening letter, saying,

Based on this experience, it looks like Victoria's Secret could learn a thing or two about body positivity from its rival store.

Citations: Shopper, 20, hits out at Victoria's Secret as she claims a sales assistant asked her and a friend 'are you aware of the sizing in this store?' (MailOnline)