Plus-sized Barbie: Social media erupts over modeling company's idea

Plus-sized Barbie: Social media erupts over modeling company's idea

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Plus-sized Barbie: Social media erupts over modeling company's idea

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by Elizabeth Thomas / WCNC.com

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Posted on December 30, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 30 at 3:55 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A new debate is making the rounds on social media, thanks to a plus-sized modeling company.

Plus Size Modeling posted a photo on their Facebook page with the question "Should toy companies start making Plus Sized Barbie dolls?"

At the time this article was written, the Facebook post had been liked more than 40,000 times, shared more than 2500 and had nearly 5000 comments.

Based on the instructions with the photo to "Like" if you favor the idea and "comment" if not, those responding on Facebook seem to support of the idea.

Back in May, retailer H&M made a splash by using a size 12 model to front their 2013 Swimsuit Collection. In contrast, the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch came out saying he didn't want "larger customers" in his stores.

The average woman in America wears a size 12 to 14, with size 14 widely considered to be "plus size".

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