It's upsetting to read about the backlash these mannequins are getting, which is due to the belief that they will promote obesity. If this is what people think I don't think this is a problem since the Average American woman is already a size 12-14.
I think it's nice to see a representation of a more Average type of body to help sell clothing. In fact, it's my belief that the more company's promote acceptance of different body images the more inclined people will be to buy their products. Isn't that what Dove is doing? Give the Average Girls what they ask for! Bring these lovely ladies to North America!!