I finally got around to watching the fat shaming video that was in the news and on all the blogs recently.
Ugh. Just ugh.
I get that it is done to ruffle feathers and get views and $$ for a performer.
But UGH. I don’t think I’ve ever disliked another person so much.
If you haven’t seen it, it’s below:
“Fat shaming is not a thing. Far people made that up. … YES! Shame people with bad habits until they fucking stop! If we offend you so much that you lose weight then I’m okay with that.” Right. Fat shaming doesn’t actually work, in case you didn’t know. It generally hurts people and backfires causing them to gain more weight and suffer in their mental health.
“I’m not saying all this to be an asshole.” Um, yeah you are.
“The truth is I will love you no matter what.” Yeah, cause you loved the people in the video you hatefully described so much.
Overall the video is one line after another of fake “concern” over our health over barely concealed hatred of fat people. Let’s not pretend this type of concern trolling is anything other than the socially acceptable way to hate fate people. Hating on fat people is real (ask Reddit) and it is something that can ruin people’s lives.
The best response I saw was the one from Whitney Way Thore posted below:
I really appreciated the response from Whitney. I’ve been meaning to watch her show on TLC and now I definitely plan to. Great response.
Being fat doesn’t mean you are a terrible person. Plus size people are worthy and capable and valuable. Your body doesn’t define you and it shouldn’t be a reason for other people to make you feel bad about yourself. Screw that.
Love your body and yourself!
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