A slim-fit, high-end, slimming company has closed its San Francisco store after backlash after posting a photo of a woman on its website with a small amount of body fat.
Fatboy Slim, based in Los Angeles, was one of the first to offer slimming services in the US, but it closed its shop after receiving a backlash.
A Facebook post posted on Saturday by Fatboy Slim said it had closed the San Francisco location, after receiving complaints from customers who believed the photos on the company’s website were “not flattering”.
The post said the shop had received a “large amount of feedback” from customers.
“While the shop is closed and the staff has made the decision to move on, we are committed to bringing our customers back to our original vision of bringing the best possible service and products to you,” the post said.
The store in the trendy SoMa district, which features an upscale eatery, had attracted a wide range of customers, including people from the fashion and beauty worlds.
A spokesperson for Fatboy said the decision was made after it received “a significant amount of criticism from customers and the community”.
“We sincerely regret any misunderstanding and we have since spoken with the customers who felt that the photos posted were not flattering to them and the store,” the spokesperson said.
“We will be adding to our social media presence to ensure we are always relevant to our customers and we are confident in our ability to provide our customers with the best service.”
With that being said, Fatboy is committed to offering our customers the best products and services in their needs.
“In February, a customer complained about a post in which Slim was pictured with a woman with a “medium amount of fat”.”
They posted the photo and they are like, ‘You’re skinny, what are you doing there?’
The photo was removed after Fatboy posted a statement on Instagram saying it had been “a mistake” and “was not reflective of the customer’s views”.”
I think it’s flattering and flattering, but not a healthy way to look.”
The photo was removed after Fatboy posted a statement on Instagram saying it had been “a mistake” and “was not reflective of the customer’s views”.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “We are working with the customer and the customer is welcome to take this opportunity to contact us directly.”