While fat shaming continues to be a growing epidemic, self-inflicted fat talk has also become part of everyday conversation.
A few weeks ago, a website called Return of Kings, a blog “for heterosexual, masculine men” had created #fatshamingweek, a week dedicated to shaming people to lose weight.
“Hurting people’s feelings is the quickest way to get them to change, as any man who has been rejected by women can tell you (we can get laid today only because we’ve adapted to being shamed and punished for our appearance and beta male behavior over the course of many years),” the site explained. “We have decided as a group that fat shaming is essential in creating a society of thin, beautiful women who are ashamed for being ugly. Let the fat shaming begin!”
Throughout the week, the Twitter hashtag exploded with fat shaming comments.
“Remember ladies: Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. #FatShamingWeek #FSWMotivation,” one user wrote. “Fat people have the same type of mental disorder as trannies, and it’s called delusion. #FatShamingWeek,” another added.
Despite people’s outrage over these offensive statements, everyday conversation has in fact become self-deprecating. Check out the Fight fat talk campaign below.