Fat Shaming Ruins Lives And Does Not Even Work

Boogie2988 lays it on the line – talking about his own experience with fat shaming and how eating helps him deal with his issues. Take a watch but be warned it contains emotions! Once you’ve watched it, it’s also highly worth taking a read of the comments under the video on YouTube – it shows you a side of humanity that isn’t pleasant but just like the broken bottle buried on the beach, it’s worth knowing it exists if nothing else…

What do you think? How should people approach the topic of someone else’s weight, or is it one of those things that we should never mention? 

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I'm Andrew Shanahan, I started MAN v FAT when I lost over 60lbs and realised that there was naff all help for men who wanted to lose weight.

1 Comment

  • Paul Dolman-Darrall
    October 30, 2014

    Of course this is a difficult area to talk about. And deliberate shaming as the video talks about is counter productive, and tantamount to bullying.

    However, I agree with the views of Kevin Fenton, that we are seeing a normalisation of fat. Part of that comes from not talking about it, not pointing it out, defending it all costs.

    Similar to talking about someone who is considering suicide. Not talking about it, does not help either. That does not mean the subject cannot be handled with care.

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