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Supermarket in China apologises after chart labels women who wear larger sizes ‘rotten’ and ‘terrible’

A supermarket chain in China has apologised for apparently featuring a chart in one of its stores that used disparaging language to refer to women who wear larger-sized clothes as “rotten” and “terrible.”

A photo of the sign, which appeared in an RT-Mart store, went viral this week on Chinese social media, where posts about it on the Twitter-like platform Weibo racked up more than four million views.

The sign was labeled as a “suggested women’s sizing chart,” and laid out the different heights and weights associated with clothing sizes.

Each size also included an adjective used to describe it: Small sizes were “skinny” and medium sizes were “beautiful,” while large sizes were “rotten” or “terrible” and XXL sizes were “extremely terrible.”

The sizing guide was intended for women between ages 18 and 35, according to the sign.

CNN Business has not independently verified the photo and it isn’t clear which store featured the controversial sizing chart.

People ride on an escalator at an RT-Mart hypermarket in Shanghai, China. Credit: CNN/ Bloomberg via Getty Images

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