Sabyasachi features a plus-size model for his Women’s Day post; gets brutally trolled

Publicity gimmick gone wrong?

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his creations are a cult favorite. The designer and his classic designs are something that every girl dreams of getting her hands on!

The designer Instagrammed a special Women’s Day post. But looks like his message wasn’t received in the best of spirits.

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the designer grammed beautiful stills of Varshita Thatavarthi, a plus-size model by profession. Dressed in a magenta-red lehenga, Varshita stunned in the ethereal lehenga. The post was captioned as, ‘This International Women’s Day, celebrate confidence.’

While his intentions and sentiments were pure, the post received a lot of flak in the name of hypocrisy and emoting a negative approach. More than appreciation, the designer received criticism on putting forward such a ‘shallow’ or ‘hypocritic’ message, as his followers called it.

Many argued that it’s wrong to emote and assume that dark-skinned and curvy women lack confidence, which was the message that many primarily received. Many also argued on the point of ‘self-confidence’, as to why it should be celebrated only on occasion and not every day.

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