Friday Fun One: Asos steps in to help woman outfit-shamed on Tinder

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Asos had the best response after a man randomly shamed a woman for wearing one if its dresses on Tinder.

Last weekend, Thea Lauryn Chippendale shared an exchange on Twitter with a Tinder match who insulted her style, with the caption “men are trash”.

The tweet included a screenshot of the exchange with the complete stranger who body-shamed her by saying dress choice was “not doing any favours”.

The screenshot was accompanied a photo of her wearing the outfit in question.

https://twitter.com/theachippendale/status/1122445250759360512

Twitter users quickly jumped to Chippendale’s defence, and her tweet attracted more than 101,000 likes and more than 8000 retweets.

With the tweet now viral, Asos – the fashion retailer that made and sells the dress Chippendale’s picture – did the unexpected.

It stepped in to help the 20-year-old out by featuring her as her a model for that dress on their website, along with photos of one of their own models:

Chippendale’s last laugh also came in the form of this genius tweet from Asos:

Many Twitter users responded with positive comments and others said they would like to see more non-professional photos on Asos’ website.

“I was really shocked and upset when I first the read the message on Tinder,” Chippendale told Press Association.

“I completely understand that people have different opinions on what they perceive as pretty or nice – but I just don’t understand why he went out of his way to be cruel and hurtful.”

She added: “As for how Asos have responded, I am absolutely gobsmacked and I think I will be for the rest of my life.

“I am so grateful that they’ve somehow managed to turn such a negative situation into such a positive one.”

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