…but I really don’t understand the “big and beautiful” movement in this country. Don’t get me wrong, I think people should definitely be comfortable with their bodies. And I know that there are many different types of bodies in the world. That’s fine. But I really don’t understand this whole, “embrace your fatness” attitude sweeping the country. As a healthcare provider, I can’t help but cringe whenever someone makes the declaration that they’re essentially proud to be unhealthy.
I’d like to make an important distinction here. There’s a difference, socially and medically, between being overweight and being obese. But overall, I think it’s irresponsible and dangerous for media and the fashion industry to promote being overweight as a form of beauty.