One department store is evolving to include more realistic looking male mannequins … or it’s simply the butt (or should we say belly?) of a hilarious joke.
Earlier this week, Reddit user wasak1 stumbled upon a surprising department store mannequin and posted a pic of it. The statue is in the men’s section and has a bulging gut. The user titled the post, “Finally making realistic mannequins in the men’s department?!”
That … or a very clever prankster stuffed the shirt for a laugh. “Now I know why inventory was off in my department by two pillows,” a follower wrote. Some commenters speculate it’s a women’s maternity mannequin in sheep’s clothing.
The beer-bellied model with skinny legs is dressed in long black shorts and a plaid shirt and is propped up near similar men’s clothing.
Other followers praised the size-inclusiveness of the mannequin. One wrote, “If a woman can’t handle my curves, she can move on.” Surprisingly, no one has argued yet that — if this is for real — it could promote poor health.