J.Crew Introduces Controversial New Clothing Size

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If small, extra small or even extra, extra small aren't feeling snug enough, you might have to head over to J.Crew to get yourself a pair of extra, extra, extra small pants. Yep, that's three X's, which is the numerical equivalent of "000."

We've heard of double zero (not that we've ever needed to venture that low on the size chart), but this is the first time we've seen three zeroes as a sizing option.

Of course, the clothing company's newest size stirred up quite a bit of controversy. According to their sizing chart, the 000 is made to fit a 23-inch waist, which is a whopping 11 inches smaller than the average American woman.

A lot of people took to Twitter to express their outrage over the new size and the concern for what message this might be sending to young women.

"Size 000, J. Crew? Are you f**king kidding me? Why not have negative sizes then? Since we're clearly dealing with unrealistic ideals here," one person wrote. "Such a shame J Crew! Don't encourage anorexia," another chimed in.

Others have defended the small sizing, saying that some people are naturally that small and finally have clothes that will fit them.

As for the company itself, a brand spokesperson responded to the controversy on the TODAY show, saying, "We are simply addressing the demand coming from Asia for smaller sizes than what we had carried."

What do you guys think? Does this size send the wrong message or are they just filling a consumer need?
J. Crew Now Carries A Size SMALLER Than Extra-Extra Small
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