Najbardziej znana na świecie modelka plus size - Tess Holliday postanowiła poprosić o wsparcie internautów i swoich fanów. Jej zdaniem należy bezwłocznie usunąć z Times Square olbrzymie plakaty promujące "odchudzanie". Napis na plakacie zachęca by "pożegnać się z krągłościami" i widać na nim szczupłą, młodą dziewczynę z lizakiem.
Zdaniem Tess, treść plakatu, przyczynia się do powstawania kompleksów i może prowadzić do zaburzeń związanych z żywieniem. Na swoim instagramie napisała, że :
"Mówienie młodym kobietom i dziewczętom, by ignorowały lub tłumiły głód, jest co najmniej niebezpieczne. Dołącz do kampanii wzywającej firmę Flat Tummy Co. do natychmiastowego usunięcia swojego billboardu"
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There's an ad up in Times Square marketing appetite suppressant lollipops to young women and I need your help getting it taken down. . . Telling young women and girls to ignore or suppress their hunger is dangerous. Join the campaign calling for Flat Tummy Co. to take their billboard down immediately. . . Hunger is your body's way of communicating when it needs food, which gives us energy, without which we cannot survive. There is something deeply wrong when marketers tell women that their appearance (based on sexist body standards) is more important than their health and survival. . . As a fat woman, I can't tell you the number of people who've told me that I should stop eating, or eat less. Or the number of people who've treated me terribly because of my size. We need to stop telling women and girls that they are only worth how skinny they are. . . Messaging like this makes us more likely to start restrictive diets which too often lead to eating disorders. Diet culture is making us sick - and Flat Tummy Co. is profiting off it by selling us candy that's not even FDA-approved. . . We're saying enough. Sign the petition and demand that Flat Tummy Co. remove its billboard immediately. Link is in my bio ?? #effyourbeautystandards #dropthepops
"In the beginning I used to say, 'I'm healthy, my cholesterol's fine, I don't have high blood pressure, I don't have diabetes," she says. But now she takes a different approach. "By telling people that you see a doctor, and telling people that you're healthy, it's perpetuating the abuse against bigger bodies and the mindset that we owe it to people to be healthy. The reality is I don't owe you shit and I don't have to prove that I'm healthy or not, because it is nobody's business." Still on cloud ? nine from my @selfmagazine cover shoot ? Thank you all so much for your comments, shares, & love! ? #effyourbeautystandards #teamself