Fat shaming video, PLEASE watch!

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am somewhat overweight, not so much now as I used to be, but I’m still a size 14/16. I’ve lost 20 pounds and I’m proud of myself for that, but I still struggle. I wish people would realize that making fun of me or commenting rudely about my size, or anyone’s size, is not going to make me or anyone else thin. People need support, not shame. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@agdluvstx:  That is the most important thing I think. When I started losing weight, I had a bunch of people say that it must be for the wedding. No, it just happened to fall around that time, but I finally decided that I wanted to be healthier. I have really high blood pressure, and I’m only 23, so I know that I need to do this for myself. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@agdluvstx:  I loved his raw, blunt candor in the video: “…your hate-filled bullshit isn’t going to make a difference either way.”

Even as a non plus-sized individual, I rage at the posts, articles, etc. filled with ~faux-concern~ for fat people. IMO, these are typically pathetic humblebrags wrapped in transparent superiority complexes sprinkled with saccharine derision…with a side of jumbo shit-stirring.

I do hope more people watch his video. It truly convicted me and made me realize that I need to examine my own opinions and actions.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

Well, I’ve had my cry for the day.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am 100% against fat shaming. It’s wrong to make fun of people or make them feel bad.

But obesity is a serious issue and I don’t think it’s ok to not acknowledge it or to sweep it under the rug.

I watched the video and when he’s talking about his friend who made fun of him. The “friend” was horrible about it but ultimately, he was coming from a place of concern for the guys health. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

@PinkPinstripes:  Anorexia and bulimia are serious issues as well, that also do not need to be swept under the rug- but that doesn’t mean anyone (besides a health care professional) has a right to say something to someone based on their weight.

 

The only time it’s okay to comment on it anything weight-related if they ASK you for your opinion. Otherwise, sorry, it’s none of your business. You don’t know their struggle, and you don’t know whether they’ve been trying to do better or not- your ‘helpful concern’ could push them back into a spiral of unhealthy choices. (Also, his ‘friend’ was commenting on how disgusting he was, in addition to how he was ‘concerned for his health’- that’s not coming from a place of concern; that’s being a jackass).

 

 

 

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