People are accusing a retailer of charging shoppers a 'fat tax' on clothes above a size 12

Business Insider | 5/16/2018 | Lucy Yang, INSIDER
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Retail supervisor Maria Wassell recently found a pair of pants in the store's "Curves" section for £3 ($4.04 in US dollars) more than the same pair in the store's main collection.

Wassell also found a T-shirt that was £3 more expensive above size 12 (UK size 16).

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Following her discovery, many are criticizing New Look for placing what they are calling a "fat tax" on clothes above a certain size.

On Twitter, some have argued that the price discrepancy could negatively affect people's body image.

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Others believe that New Look's pricing unfairly discriminates against individuals who may not have control over their size or height.

Shoppers are accusing UK-based retailer New Look for placing a "fat tax" on clothes above a certain size.

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The company came under fire earlier this week after retail supervisor Maria Wassell discovered the price discrepancy while shopping at a New Look branch in Ashford, UK, The Sun reported.

Wassell said she found a pair of green striped pants in the store's "Curves" section for £22.99 ($31.01 in US dollars) but was "absolutely disgusted" when she noticed that an identical pair was £19.99 ($26.97), or 15% cheaper, in the store's main collection.

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According to The Sun, Wassell then returned home and browsed New Look's website, where she discovered that the same pair of striped pants were only £22.99 in sizes 14 (UK size 18) and above. In comparison, the pants were £19.99 for all other sizes in the retailer's main, "Tall," and "Petite" collections.

Wassell also found a T-shirt with the words "tres jolie" printed on it for...
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