Images of Obese models like Tess Holiday are widespread across newspapers and magazines advocating for body positivity. I’m all for body positivity, loving your body and yourself, but I’m also all about health! Being severely overweight isn’t healthy.
Breanne, You’re No Slender Glenda
I am overweight, I am not as healthy as I could be….I’m getting there, but just not quite there. I’d like to think of someone like me, a better role model because I am actively doing something to help my health and better myself. These obese models aren’t doing that. They are commended for being happy about their weight yet they are sending a dangerous message to our younger generation. This is why I don’t believe these models should be inspiring the future.
Overweight Models Are Better Than Size Zero Models
NO! Not one bit. Obese models are just as unhealthy (maybe even MORE unhealthy) as size zero models who have been “skinny shamed” for years and years!
The 2 opposite ends of the spectrum really aren’t that far apart when measuring health. To discuss your views on obese models is classed as “fat shaming” and completely disallowed, frowned upon and basically makes you look like a horrible human. Yet, Skinny shaming is acceptable…?
To say someone is too slim to wear something? It’s seen as a compliment to many
To say someone is too fat to wear something? well, I may as well just run and hide from the objects flying at my face.
When I talk about obese models I don’t mean size 12 models who are “plus size” I mean obese !
We as women come in a variety of shapes and sizes, nobody is “perfect”. There’s no such thing as perfect! But, nobody is born a size 22…..no matter how many “genetic defects” you have.
Back to the point
Being an unhealthy weight is not something our children should be encouraged to be. Be that overweight or underweight. Yes, I would like my child to be happy at any weight, but I would also like them to live long enough to enjoy happiness, enjoy life, climb mountains, travel the world and do whatever the hell they want to do! In Britain 1 in 11 deaths is a direct result of obesity.
Obesity puts your body at a much higher risk of health complications: Obesity puts you at a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and much more.
These obese models, should not be role models until they do something about their weight.
Should Self Harm Really Be Encouraged
Children shouldn’t be brought up to believe it is ok to be harming/killing yourself – but as long as you’re a bit pretty it’s ok? Would we still idolise models who took heroin and taught our children that it’s empowering and as long as they were happy it’s ok?
People should be comfortable in their own skin and with their weight, but when this takes a detrimental effect on a person’s health it’s time to do something about it. There’s a huge difference between being curvy and obese. Some overweight models have surpassed the line and completely disregarded their health.
I Promise I’m Not A Horrible Person
Before you think I’m a “fat-shamer” or a “fat hater” or anything else along those lines – I’m not – and I would never ever want to come across that way. I like many people have, and probably forever will suffer from weight issues. I just feel maybe some light needs to be shone on encouraging our next generation to take action on our obesity crisis and not look up to unhealthy role models.
Agree or Disagree?
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