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UPDATE: This is a statement from a spokesperson with Victoria's Secret.

"We are appalled by the views expressed by the alleged associate as they are in direct conflict with our company values and our associate training. We are investigating the situation and will take appropriate action as such behavior will not be tolerated."

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DAVENPORT, IA -- "Lol go to Home Depot for a tarp because that's the only thing that is going to be flattering." This was one of the many things on rant.

The post is titled "Fat girls at Victoria's Secret", written by someone who says they're an employee of the Victoria's Secret store at North Park Mall in Davenport.

It sparked outrage on social media and in public.

Jilly McWhorter calls herself plump. She says, "I was really upset about it. I just couldn't believe it. I may not be the same size as you, but I still want to feel sexy and I still want to feel like I can wear the same undergarments."

Tonya Williamson is another plus-size woman who was outraged. "How dare you," she says. She called the corporate office to file a complaint.

Williamson says the customer service representative apologized on behalf of the company. "She said she didn't want to lose me as a customer. She did that a couple different times during the phone call."

Dr. Steve Kopp of Genesis Psychology Associates understand why this hits a nerve with many women, but he says no one should validate themselves by their shape or size. Dr. Kopp says, "It's easy to look at a number and say that's my representation of my value and beauty. That is a huge distortion of sexuality."

He agrees that the post on Craigslist was rude and that something like this could lead to cyber bullying. Dr. Kopp says, "No one should be able to judge and determine whether you are attractive or not."

Know that your beauty is more than a number on the scale. Williamson says, "I carry myself with class and respect for being a plus-size woman -- I pride myself on that."

We called the store and they directed us to their corporate headquarters. We reached out to them several times and have not received a response yet.

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