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Dear Fat People: this is an outrage

Fat Shamming screenshot

Brittney Christ

September 21, 2015

Calling someone fat won't make you skinny.Nicole Arbour just released her viral YouTube video, "Dear Fat People" on Sept 3. Ever since the video has been received poorly and labeled extremely offensive, the comedian claims that the whole video is satirical and meant to be inspirational.Arbour told Time...

Body shaming women who are fat or skinny is wrong

State Hornet

October 23, 2014

Meghan Trainor and her doo wop anthem “It’s all about the bass” is being praised for her catchy lyrics that seem to promote a positive body image for women who don’t sport the stick-thin runway look favored by Hollywood.However, Trainor’s song is actually a skinny shaming tune in disguise, ...

‘Biggest Loser’ winner causes accusations of having eating disorder

State Hornet Staff

February 19, 2014

With the dawning of the new year, weight loss is almost always the number one resolution on people’s list. The purpose for weight loss is to encapsulate a healthy lifestyle, not become an emaciated stick figure.Local TV stations use reality shows to connect with viewers. “The Biggest Loser” is a popular weig...

Being healthy outweighs the number on the scale

Being healthy outweighs the number on the scale

Kaitlin Sansenbach

October 15, 2013

Weight obsession can be harmful for someone’s mind and body. Media portals give people images of what a person should look like. If someone  does not see that they fit the mold that is portrayed, some will do whatever it takes in order to achieve a type of “perfection” they desire.The idea of...