Real Talk About Fat Shaming
by lisamajor on September 13, 2015 - 5:25pm
Just a few weeks ago, youtuber Nicole Arbour posted a video that quickly went viral, called “Dear Fat People”. In the video, she claims that fat shaming is just something invented by people who are overweight. She made multiple rude jokes and went overboard, as comedians do. Most people responded negatively to her video and just didn’t see her jokes as funny. Through all the yelling, rudeness, and useless stories, I do think she has a point.
She said what many people are too afraid to say, that people who are overweight should not be told its okay. There are so many campaigns and videos out there talking about how everyone should love their bodies as they are. Now, there’s a new trend where people who have unhealthy weights are saying that they love themselves how they are and aren’t going to change. That shouldn’t be the purpose of those campaigns. No matter how confident you are in your 500 pound body, that’s not going to stop you from having heart and joint problems. People should be encouraged to love themselves and be healthy at the same time.
Another issue is as we are building up being curvy and confident to please all the people who claim to be fat shamed; we are causing the thinner people to feel ashamed of their bodies. There should be no encouragement of either side, just being a happy, healthy you.