'Disheartening' detail in Natasha Oakley photo sparks backlash

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Natasha Oakley recently launched The Pilates Class with Jacqui Kingswell after the pandemic first started in March 2020.

And while the business has been incredibly successful since it first launched, some eagle-eyed followers have slammed Tash for a small detail in a recent Instagram selfie.

Tash Oakley in a bikini
A small detail in a photo shared by influencer Natasha Oakley has sparked backlash. Photo: Instagram/Natasha Oakley

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, last week, fans noticed the influencer was wearing weighted bangles while doing her Pilates class, however, her followers believed the bangle was a knock-off of fitness brand Bala's original weights.

The post was originally shared to The Pilates Class Instagram Stories but has since expired or been deleted.

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There does seem to be quite the similarity between the two bangles, though there are differences as well.

The Bala design features oblong segments, while Tash's look triangular. It's unknown if the lighting is simply making them look different and Tash is actually wearing the Bala bangle.

Tash Oakley and weighted bangle
Fans noticed the influencer was wearing what seemed to be knock-offs of Bala's weighted bracelets. Photo: Instagram/Natasha Oakley

Bala founder Natalie Holloway told the SMH it was "disheartening" to see apparent copycats selling knock-offs of her bangles.

"To see people come along and just rip us off is disheartening," she told the newspaper. "Luckily, customers and true fans of the brand hate to see this, so they always tell us."

It is possible Tash was using the ES Fit Power Bracelets, which appear to have triangular segments.

A comparison of Bala and ES Fit weighted bangles
A comparison of Bala and ES Fit weighted bangles. Photos: Bala/ES Fit
Tash Oakley using product
Natasha was one of many influencers who were called out by the Instagram account Celeb Spellcheck for seemingly pretending to apply a product to her skin in a sponsored post. Photo: Instagram/Celeb Spell Check

Earlier this year, Tash was one of many influencers who were called out by the Instagram account Celeb Spellcheck for seemingly pretending to apply a product to her skin in a sponsored post.

In one video, it appeared that Tash was using the tiniest amount of a Lancôme product and dabbing it onto her cheekbones.

"I can't cope with this nonsense," one Instagram follower commented at the time, while another said the influencers deserved an "Oscar for best fake applying of products".

Many others were annoyed the influencers were likely paid significant amounts for the posts, but seemingly aren't using them.

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