Forever 21 included sample of a diet bar in some customers’ orders, sparking a social media debate

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Forever 21 included diet bars with customers’ orders as part of a third-party promotion, sparking a debate about whether or not the promotional move incited fat-shaming.
Some customers said the marketing move sent a message implying that they should lose weight, while others said they would be happy to get a free Atkins bar in their order.
“This was an oversight on our part and we sincerely apologize for any offense this may have caused to our customers, as this was not our intention in any way,” Forever 21 emailed INSIDER in a statement.
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Forever 21 included diet bar samples with some customers’ online orders, prompting an internet debate about whether or not the promotional move incited fat-shaming.

The promotion came to the attention of social media users when Forever 21 customers who bought plus-sized clothing noticed the Atkins bar included with their order.

I went from a size 24 to 18, still a plus size girl, so I ordered jeans from @Forever21 Opened the package, when I looked inside I see this Atkins bar. What are you trying to Tell me Forever 21, I’m FAT, LOSE WEIGHT? do you give these to NON-PLUS SIZE WOMEN as well? pic.twitter.com/ds8kUTs7T7

— MissGG🏳️‍🌈 (@MissGirlGames) July 19, 2019

my mom ordered some clothes from @Forever21 ‘s plus size collection and they sent a Atkins diet bar along with the stuff she ordered💀 pic.twitter.com/Lxi6XnuOB1

— jesse (@jessemarisaelao) July 19, 2019

Read more: We went shopping at Forever 21 to see why the retailer is reportedly considering a major turnaround plan

It was later revealed that the diet bar samples “were included in all online orders, across all sizes and categories, for a limited time,” according to a statement Tuesday from the clothing company. The samples have since been removed, the company said in the statement.

“This was an oversight on our part and we sincerely apologize for any offense this may have caused to our customers, as this was not our intention in any way,” Forever 21 emailed INSIDER in a statement.

Some Twitter users said the “oversight” still sends a negatively implied message, despite what items were included in the order.

If this is indeed a brand partnership between you @Forever21 + Atkins I’d strongly suggest you reevaluate it Not only is it coming off as discriminatory but it isn’t even …read more

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Pro-Trump group calls for a protest at US Capitol during Mueller’s testimony at event held at Trump’s DC hotel

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Turning Point USA on Tuesday night called on teenage attendees of its conference in Washington, DC, to plan on marching to the US Capitol on Wednesday morning to protest during former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress.
Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on Wednesday.
During an event at the president’s hotel in the nation’s capital, Kirk said since “the left” protested during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, it was time for conservatives to do the same during Mueller’s testimony.

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WASHINGTON — Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA (TPUSA), on Tuesday night called on over a thousand young conservatives to march to the US Capitol to protest during former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony.

Kirk said since “the left” protested during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, it was time for conservatives to do the same during Mueller’s testimony.

His call for a demonstration during Mueller’s testimony came during TPUSA’s “Liberty Gala” at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which was part of the group’s Teen Student Action Summit (TSAS) in the capital this week.

The audience broke out into cheers of “U-S-A” after Kirk’s announcement as he told them to “get ready to walk” and “get the word out.”

A TPUSA spokesperson declined to offer further details on its plan regarding Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday when contacted by INSIDER, it and would not say if scheduled speakers like Donald Trump Jr. would participate in the demonstrations.

.@charliekirk11 just told a huge crowd of teens that since “the left” protested against Kavanaugh, TPUSA is asking the young conservatives at its conference to demonstrate during Mueller’s testimony. pic.twitter.com/kPgpjvdwka

— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) July 23, 2019

Here’s Kirk calling for protests during Mueller testimony during an event in Trump International Hotel in DC. The teen conservatives at this gala started chanting “U-S-A.” pic.twitter.com/5sAKJBXb7S

— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) July 24, 2019

TPUSA has emerged as one of the most prominent conservative groups in the US during the Trump era — and Kirk, 25, has been at the center of it all.

At the start of a roughly 80-minute speech at the TPUSA conference on Tuesday, President Donald Trump expressed astonishment at the level of influence Kirk has at such a young age. …read more

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