Regarding obesity

Let’s address something here: obesity. I wanted to write about it for a while now, but this post on Reddit today convinced me to do so.

Please understand that this is NOT a hate post, because I’m obese myself. They’re my honest thoughts on the subject.

So, in the last few years, there have been a lot of social shift for obese people with messages leaning towards “be happy with who you are”, and “you are beautiful the way you are” etc.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but you are not beautiful the way you are, if you’re obese. You just have pounds and kilos of fat that’s killing you little by little (and I do too). You’re in danger. Not in a rainbow paradise.

There is nothing logical about glorifying obesity just so we can feel good about ourselves, and to fit in, and we feel accepted and all the rest that go with it. It’s in fact the pathetic way of going about it.

The reality is that we’re unhealthy, and we need change. I need that change too, but at least I’m not lying to myself that “I’m beautiful”. I refuse to accept *disease* as a normal way of life.

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Adam Scheinberg wrote on September 4th, 2015 at 9:25 AM PST:

I don’t think anyone is saying obesity is beautiful. I think the “movement” is just saying “let’s not make people feel badly about their appearance.”

The movement is an anti-fat-shaming movement.


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Eugenia wrote on September 4th, 2015 at 11:29 AM PST:

They take it further away than simply trying to stop abuse. They have turned the anti-abuse effort to glorification, because that’s what the next step is.


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