Fat Acceptance Movement Analysis

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The Fat Embracement Movement was produced as a response to the traditional media advertisements featuring young, skinny and fit individuals. The Fat Embracement Movement, in all reality, is for overweight individuals to feel comfortable about themselves; however, it leads others to become satisfied with their own overweight bodies, and makes those overweight individuals feel like they don’t need to change their lifestyles to healthier options. A prime example of an endorser for the Fat Acceptance Movement is Tess Holliday, the Size 22 model. She is a pretty individual, but she is also morbidly overweight. Her Instagram page is filled with multiple photos of her posing in lingerie. She uses her “sex appeal” to gain notice for the Fat Acceptance …show more content…
They see her as accepting of her weight and they believe that they can accept their own weight. Being comfortable in one skins is really amazing, but when a morbidly obese person accepts their weight, it is leading to their premature death. Another campaign that addresses being comfortable in one skins is the Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. This is a wonderful thing highlighting the beauty of real woman. It is not as extreme as Tess Holliday’s campaign; however, it specifically targets older woman and may lead to them being comfortable with their extra weight and not do anything about it, even if it is the main cause for their health problems. These campaigns advertise that all body shapes are beautiful, but they fail to mention if these body types are …show more content…
It is highlighting that obesity cannot be helped and those obese should do nothing to fix their weight and rather be accepting of their weight. All health organizations cite the deadly effects of being obese. The Mayo Clinic websites lists increase risks from obesity, some of these risks include: Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart diseases, infertility, and multiple increases of cancers. WebMD lists the increase of colon cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, esophagus cancer and gallbladder disease within the obese community. Obesity also raises issues not directly linked to physical health, the Mayo Clinic also cites that an obese person may experience higher chances of depression, disabilities, sexual problems, social isolation, and lower work achievement. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists that a health effect is a low quality of living. Obese people are trapped behind their walls of fat that they could not live a life to the same degree as a healthy and fit individual. All medical institutes prove that obesity is not beautiful, it is deadly! Media should not be showcasing the Fat Acceptance Movement as good; instead, media should encourage the obese audience to get medical help and improve their lifestyle. Obesity just doesn’t affect the adults who are overweight, their children often will follow in their parents

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