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The photo that has people questioning the term ‘plus-size’

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-24 14:46:07-04

Australian model Robyn Lawley is getting a lot of attention for a bikini photo that was posted online. Lawley, 25, is considered a plus-sized model, but the photo posted on Instagram left some people questioning why.

Lawley said she was unhappy with some of the plus-size swimwear she saw in stores, so she created her own line of swimwear. The model recently modeled some of the news looks on Instagram.

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New sexier cuts coming to #robynlawleyswimwear that still offer the same support #retouchandmakeupfree #ineedatan

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If it was attention she wanted, she got it. Hundreds of people took to social medial to like and comment on the photo. Not all of the comments were flattering.

“Plus size??? Are you freakin kidding me??!! If this is plus size, then everyone I know is morbidly obese. Wow,” said one commentator.

“In what world is she a plus size???” said another.

“The fact that this is plus sized makes me sick. She is flipping gorgeous, long and lean!” said one mother on Instagram.

While some people are upset Lawley’s is considered a plus-size model, others are angry that Lawley would feed into the system.

“You are not plus sized. You are a regular-sized individual. No more, no less. It is an insult to people with real weight issues that you title yourself with this. #getreal,” said one commentator.