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Lingerie Sexy Evening Gowns brand told to take down 'offensive' photo of curvy women – can YOU see why?


Lingerie have faced backlash after releasing their Sexy Evening Gowns latest in-store campaign – which was criticised for being too diverse.

The body positive brand, based in teddy lingerie Georgia, US, unveiled a window display which included a diverse range of women stripped down to sexy underwear.

The shots featured babydoll lingerie women of all shapes, ages, colours and abilities including plus-size models Marie Layne and Bubble Bordeaux, African-American stunner Tisa Edge and Stacey Shortley, a wheelchair-bound beauty with Multiple Sclerosis.

But some people complained about the srtwhg2ge advert resulting in Livi Rae being asked to remove the photos. Curvy girls show off their bodies We all love curvy girls in, so here are our top faves. 1 / 112

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Livi Rae’s co-owner babydoll lingerie Cynthia Decker told Yahoo: “We wanted to show people that they didn’t have to have perfect skin, bone structure, or bodies to feel beautiful.

"We've never had to clear an ad with the management property in the past. “We were told the ad is in 'poor taste'” Cynthia Decker, co-owner of Livi Rae

"We were told the ad is in 'poor taste' but no one has explained what that means."

Taking to social media to share the scandalous story, the brand refused to back down and instead decided to start a “revolution” to spread the word.

Livi Rae wrote on Instagram: “Body shaming is real." Body shaming is real. We experienced it first hand today when our landlord asked us to remove our window display. As you can imagine, we've received a lot of calls asking what people can do to help. Please share these images along with the hashtag #NoShameLiviRae to help us educate the community about body shaming. Our campaign features women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. The media have been conducting interviews and we will be sharing those shortly to keep you updated. In the meantime, please let us know your thoughts. Are these images offensive or in bad taste to you? #noshamelivirae #RealBrasRealWomenRealStories #LiviRaeLingerie #bodyshaming A post shared by LiviRae Lingerie (@liviraelingerie) on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:37pm PST Size sexy: plus-size models Not all models are size zero. Check out our favourite hot 'plus-size' models who aren't afraid to flaunt their curves. 1 / 65

The brand continued: “We experienced it first hand today when our landlord asked us to remove our window display.

“As you can imagine, we've received a lot of calls asking what people can do to help. Please share these images along with the hashtag #NoShameLiviRae to help us educate the community about body shaming.

“Our campaign features women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. Are these images offensive or in bad taste to you? #noshamelivirae #RealBrasRealWomenRealStories #LiviRaeLingerie #bodyshaming.”

Westwood Financial, which manages the shop’s lease, confirmed that the matter is "under investigation”. Iskra Lawrence shows off her curves 'Plus-size' model Iskra Lawrence shows off her hot curves on Instagram. 1 / 96 Instagram Iskra Lawrence's sexist pictures

Meanwhile this isn’t the first body positive campaign to garner attention.

Stunning size 14 model Iskra Lawrence is speaking out about the damaging effects of airbrushing, being called fat and why she’s championing real women and real bodies in the media. Related videos Iskra Lawrence STRIPS on subway for body positivity Model Iskra Lawrence delivers a rousing speech, nearly naked Body positive blogger flaunts her curves in fun Instagram Body positive blogger flaunts her curves in fun Instagram Body positive fitness model shows off her strength at the gym Body positive fitness model shows off her strength at the gym

In an exclusive interview with Daily Star Online, the beauty said: “I think the word ‘plus size’ has negative connotations because plus size women and plus size clothing have never been the same as straight sized clothing.

“It’s never been as cool, it’s never been as trendy, you have to shop in the basement. It just means that you’re not equal to the slimmer women.

“Ideally, for me, I don’t believe that we should be labelled, I would love it if we could just be called models.”

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