A BRIT model has been left fuming after her prosthetic limb was airbrushed from a body-positivity campaign – after her picture was used without consent.
Sian Green-Lord said the move was “beyond wrong” and has left her “shaking with rage”.
Spain’s Ministry of Equality recently published an ad showing five women relaxing on a beach. It was captioned: “Summer is ours too”.
Sian – a mum-of-one and motivation speaker – shared her disappointment in an Instagram video.
She said: “I don’t even know how to even explain the amount of anger that I’m feeling right now.
“It’s just been brought to my attention by one of my friends that the Spanish Government is using my image for a body-positivity campaign but they have edited out my prosthetic leg.
“I am literally shaking. I am so angry.”
The Leicester-based body positivity model added: “There’s one thing using my image without my permission. But there’s another thing editing my body.
“My body, with my prosthetic leg. Oh my God, I’m shaking. I literally don’t even know what to say but it’s beyond wrong.’”
Sian had her leg amputated when she was 24 after she was run over by a taxi while on holiday in New York.
She was eating a hotdog with a pal when the yellow cab mounted the kerb and rammed into her.
Two of the other women to appear in the campaign have also said their images were taken without permission.
Nyome Nicholas-Williams, 30, is seen in a gold bikini in the image.
She said the picture was taken from her Instagram page and edited without her consent.
She told the Metro: “It is just a reminder that as a black woman my body is still policed and as women in general our bodies are still not ours.”
The artist behind the campaign has since been in touch and offered to pay her – but she’s yet to hear from the Spanish government, she said.
The campaign was launched earlier this month by the ministry and the Institute of Women.
It was intended to tackle “fatphobia, hatred and the questioning of non-normative bodies”, the Institute said last week.
Arte Mapache, who designed the poster, has since apologised on Twitter and said she would pay the models involved.
The Sun online had contacted the Ministry of Equality for comment.
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