August 30, 2018

Walmart’s plus-size pricing tantamount to “fat shaming” (because it’s 2018)

David MenziesMission Specialist

Has a plus size conspiracy been exposed at your friendly neighbourhood Walmart?

A CBC report reveals that plus-size shoppers purchasing plus-size clothing to cover up their plus-size bodies are being charged a few bucks more.

What a shocker!

Obviously, there can be but only one conclusion for this price-gouging: Walmart is deliberately setting out to “fat-shame” its plus-size customer base.

Or, maybe it has something to do with increased production costs due to the need for more fabric?

While it may be true that some retailers don’t charge more for their plus-size offerings, so what? Does Walmart need a reason to charge more for any of its products?

But then again, it’s 2018 and it’s probably only a matter of time before a triple-XL Walmart shopper goes crying to a Human Rights Commission seeking an apology and a five-figure cheque!

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commented 2018-09-01 09:46:48 -0400
They can always go to a big and tall store and pay way more than one can pay at Walmart.
commented 2018-08-31 02:11:55 -0400
I guess Addition-Elle is skinny shaming then?
commented 2018-08-31 02:11:26 -0400
Hey CBC many stores do not carry sizes past XL or they carry very little of it if they do. But i guess you may upset some elitist left wing pigs if you mention them right? Ask larger men, and i do not mean obese.
commented 2018-08-31 02:08:55 -0400
Gerald Mucci right on the money.
commented 2018-08-30 23:39:41 -0400
Gerald Mucci, exactly!
commented 2018-08-30 22:29:02 -0400
20% more cloth; 20% more labor; 20% greater shipping cost; more display space. What’s so hard to figure out?
commented 2018-08-30 22:14:55 -0400
So the CBC is saying that smaller sized people need to subsidize plus sized people. That’s what this really means. They can try to pretend that this is a human rights thing but that is the bottom line.
commented 2018-08-30 20:19:17 -0400
I don’t have a problem with the substance of what is being said but the presentation carried every derogatory stereotype that could be fit into a short video. I am a great fan of The Rebel but as a person of plus size dimensions it was difficult to find any of this piece even remotely funny if that was the intention, which hopefully it was. Jokes can often cross a line but if this wasn’t a joke….it’s hard to tell…perhaps Mr. Menzies could explain why it is okay to be this rude and insulting to anyone.
commented 2018-08-30 17:00:08 -0400
As a larger-than-should-be man, I have always paid more for the same clothes those less-weight-than-me people wear. I accept it as normal for obvious reasons, more material, more cost, higher sale price. Seems obvious to me.

As Deborah so aptly put it, “Well cry me a river or maybe just grow up for a change!”
commented 2018-08-30 15:31:33 -0400
It’s so sad that everyone is being turned into a victim for those who wish to destroy the planet. Well cry me a river or maybe just grow up for a change!