A social media post meant to advertise sunglasses has turned into an online debate about body shaming, with Victoria Beckham and Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite smack-dab at the center.

Over the weekend, the Spice Girl-turned-designer posted images of Dukauskaite modeling her fashion eyewear line. Here鈥檚 the Instagram post:

A whole lot of people had an instant reaction to the images accompanying the post. Their thinking? This model is way too thin.

The images even inspired one woman to write an open letter to Beckham, condemning her choice to use thin models in advertising.

But many others thought that those who bringing attention to the model鈥檚 thin frame were body shaming her.

On Instagram, @lisahastings72 writes:

鈥淚t鈥檚 so hypocritical that she鈥檚 getting so much heat for the way her body is鈥 How can we celebrate a plus size woman and not celebrate this girl too? Can we just STOP shaming and call it a day???鈥

And @sneguli had this to say:

鈥溾here isn鈥檛 just one type of healthy. You can see a plus size lady who perhaps doesn鈥檛 look like she鈥檚 healthy but turns out she is. Guess who gets to make that call? Her doctor. Same with this gorgeous lady in the campaign. Perhaps it is your perception of what healthy is that needs some tuning鈥

@finally.ivo wrote:

鈥淲ell said! So fed up with those people claiming that they are fighting against body shaming, for diversity and so on鈥 and then just posting those kind of comments 馃う鈾锔忊

The fashion industry is of course still rife with models who fall well below the average woman鈥檚 BMI, if that measurement means anything anymore. That being said, slowly but surely, things are moving in the right direction. This year鈥檚 season of America鈥檚 Next Top Model will feature KhrystyAna, a size-12 model who is 鈥 Gasp! 鈥 32 years old. There are also plenty of plus-size celebrities these days that are absolutely killing it in the fashion game.

But there鈥檚 still a long way to go where model inclusivity is concerned. Despite an online outcry and a very direct call-out from curvaceous model Tabria Majors, Victoria鈥檚 Secret decided not to include any plus-size models in their last annual fashion show.

We鈥檝e still got a long way to go before a realistic range of women are represented in the fashion industry. But the Beckham debacle begs an important question: Is calling out the thinness of one鈥檚 woman鈥檚 body an effective way of bringing about that change?

Do you think the outcry is justifiable? Tell us @britandco!

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