Instagram Users Prove Crop Tops Are For Every Body

O Magazine is getting a crash course in body positivity after an Instagram user posted a quote that suggested a summer staple, the crop top, only belongs in the closets of certain women.

On July 7, Tamar Anitai, a writer based in Brooklyn, posted a picture on Instagram of an advice column from the magazine which explained you could only "pull off" a crop top, "If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach."
Anitai flagged the advice for #bodyshaming and inspired fellow fashion blogger Sarah Conley to create the hashtag #RocktheCrop, which encourages Instagram users of all body types to post their best crop top selfie to clearly illustrate to O that a flat stomach is not required.

The magazine has apologized in the wake of the hashtag movement and the coverage of it, telling Buzzfeed news, "We support, encourage and empower all women to look great, feel confident, and live their best lives — in this case, we could have expressed it better. We appreciate the feedback and will be more mindful going forward."'

O's swift and respectful response is a far cry from the sorry not sorry party line of Protein World's body shaming subway ads. It seems like we might be moving toward media listening to what their audience wants as far as body acceptance. At the very least, it's nice to see that no amount of advice will keep confident women from rocking their crop tops this summer.

Eff that I CAN rock a crop top! Pffft! #effyourbeautystandards #rockthecrop #plussize #bbw

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SMELL YA LATER, #OMagazine! #pullingoffacroptop #rockthecrop #iwearwhatiwant #plusmodel #plusfashion

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