LORNA JANESportswear designer Lorna Jane Clarkson has received overwhelming negative feedback surrounding a job advertisement that required the role to be filled by a specific sized woman.

The receptionist role included general office management requirements, but was coupled with a role as a fit model, meaning the successful applicant would need to fill the Lorna Jane size small measurements. The ad provoked a series of negative responses, saying the ad was undermining the confidence in diverse, yet healthy, female bodies.

Clarkson responded to the scandal during a breakfast this week, explaining that the job was misunderstood and the scandal has been blown out of proportion.

"I feel like they just read it and then someone made a comment and then they were reading the comments rather than actually taking the time to read the job description," said Clarkson.