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#RockTheCrop Goes Viral After Body Shaming Comment From Oprah's Magazine

by Lareese Craig Published on 10 July 2015

Oprah and body-shaming, now there's a phrase you wouldn't didn't ever hear anytime soon but lo and behold it's actually happened. According to O, The Oprah Magazine, women can only pull of a crop top if (and only if) they have abs like Magic Mike. Right. Bad move tough guy, bad move.

You can only wear a crop top if you've got a flat tummy. Those were the words of style advice from O, Oprah Magazine's Creative Director, Adam Glassman - bet he's wishing he could have his Carrie Bradshaw swipe-every-copy-from-the-shelf moment.

In a style Q&A feature meant to promote self esteem and healthy living, a reader asked, "Can I pull of a crop top." Glassman's response? "If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one." Car. Crash.

One reader, Tamar Anitai, a writer from Brooklyn, was so disgusted by his 'expert' comment she posted the photo of the page to her Instagram on Tuesday, writing in the caption, "Surprised to see this level of #bodyshaming in [O, The Oprah Magazine]. The feature is about women feeling healthy. Part of health is self-esteem and that's intrinsically connected to body image. Stop telling women what they CAN'T wear."

She goes on to say, "We can wear and do and be ANYTHING that makes us feel strong, powerful, passionate and in charge of our own destinies. I hope young women and women of any age don't feel like they're restricted by editorially imposed fashion 'rules.' Wear what you love, what makes you feel confident, and own it. Confidence is power, and it's contagious."

Oh how we love you social media.

As for Mr Glassman, we can only offer our most insincere apology for our lack of Serena Williams-like abs but in defence of all girls, all sizes and all shapes, with a preference for crop tops, you go ahead and #RockTheCrop

Would you be happy to #RockTheCrop even if you didn't have an ironing board for a belly? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

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