A new trend in weight loss is emerging. Call it the sponsored slim for the digital age but there are increasing numbers of men who are taking to sites like FundRazr to ask for financial support in slimming down. MAN v FAT has been contacted by several of these guys in the past asking for us to promote their crowdfunding campaigns. It’s a complex and tricky issue and we’re still not sure what to make of it.
Here’s an appeal from Thomas who is clearly in a tough situation, he needs help but can’t afford to focus on his health because of other financial worries. Other people simply want strangers to provide a financial incentive for their weight loss. You can see a whole range of weight loss appeal videos here but I’m interested in your thoughts – should we provide a space for these guys? Or is the idea that other people should pay for your weight loss wrong?