British model ‘shaking with anger’ after Spanish body positivity campaign edits out her prosthetic leg

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Sian-Green Lord is on the far left of the image  (Spanish government)
Sian-Green Lord is on the far left of the image (Spanish government)

A British model has spoken out after a body-positivity ad campaign used her image without permission and then edited out her prosthetic limb.

The advert, produced by Spain’s Ministry of Equality, shows five women of different ages, shapes and sizes relaxing on a beach, with the caption: “Summer is ours too.”

It used an image taken from Sian Green-Lord’s Instagram account but with her prosthetic leg edited out and a left leg added.

The model, from Leicester, wrote on social media: “I don’t 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 on a body positivity campaign but they have edited out my prosthetic leg.

"I am literally shaking, I am so angry. I don’t even know where to begin to explain this and how it has actually made me feel.

"There’s one thing using my image without my permission, But there’s another thing editing my body with my prosthetic leg.

"I literally don’t even know what to say but it’s beyond wrong."

Mrs Green-Lord had her leg amputated after she was struck by a taxi aged 24 while on holiday in New York in 2013.

Another two women who appear in the campaign also say their images were used without their permission. Nyome Nicholas-Williams, 30, is seen in a gold bikini in the image - a picture she says was edited from an image she uploaded to her Instagram page.

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