I know I promised that my next post after last time would be upbeat, and this isn't entirely NOT upbeat, but I felt really motivated to share one more video with you, especially because of all the really interesting feedback I've gotten since my last post.
While there have been plenty of heated responses to the aforementioned "Dear Fat People" video, I think Whitney Way Thore from My Big Fat Fabulous Life handled it with grace, dignity, and an admirably positive attitude.
In her response video, Thore (who heads the No Body Shame campaign, aptly abbreviated the No B.S. Campaign!) said, "Fat-shaming is a thing; it's a really big thing, no pun intended. It is the really nasty spawn of a larger parent problem called body-shaming, which I'm fairly certain everyone on the planet, especially women, has experienced." Um DOYYY. Thank You.
Thore makes a smart rebuttal to Arbour's not-so-great points. Take a look:
And I don't want to be misinterpreted.
For me, this issue goes far beyond the shaming of people for their weight. It is really representative of a culture not in which its members respect one another or truly encourage each other to be their very best, but rather one intent on bringing others down. And to me, I wonder why this mentality (which seems so natural to so many of us) is ever necessary? I just don't think it is.
Okay. I've said enough. Like I promised, there will be a way happier post next time. Love ya'll!