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Feeling Cute

April 13th, 2017, 9:30 am
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kangel April 13th, 2017, 12:01 pm
I uploaded this really late and was too sleep deprived to write a coherent description. Anyways, I'll try.

This isn't anyone in particular, this is more an observation.

When anyone posts something featuring an overweight person, if it gains traction, people feel the need to point out that they need to lose weight, or just spout general negativity. If it's trying to convey a positive message it's almost not allowed (don't promote that unhealthy lifestyle, don't normalise obesity, you can't be body positive unless you're XX weight). Many just disguise their cruel comments as insincere, unnecessary concern.

There are so many reasons a person may be the weight they are (this include all body types, not just fat). Don't assume. We're all allowed to feel good about ourselves every now and then (especially if you aren't society's standard of attractive or you're usually riddled with crippling body image).

Be good to people, the world's ugly already, it doesn't need this kind of hate.
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The_mad_one April 13th, 2017, 9:47 am
Did this actually happen?
Takai April 13th, 2017, 11:51 am
@The_mad_one: Oh shit like this happens. I follow roosterteeth and achievement hunter and one wouldn't believe the amount of twatbaskets who say shit about one of the female workers there being a fat unhealthy cunt (even though she's pregnant), humans are quite inbred nowadays.
kangel April 13th, 2017, 12:07 pm
@The_mad_one: all the time, unfortunately.
The_mad_one April 14th, 2017, 7:17 am
@kangel: Do you have examples? I find it hard to believe that people would tell someone to stop promoting an unhealthy lifestyle while they're not in the process of actively promoting an unhealthy lifestyle.
random0013 (Guest) April 16th, 2017, 12:58 pm
@The_mad_one: Yep, normal people would have problems believing this. Most people aren't normal though, most people are dicks.
The_mad_one April 21st, 2017, 10:43 am
@random0013: I think that's a pretty toxic attitude towards "most people".
Swagner (Guest) April 13th, 2017, 10:26 am
You know, the only times I've seen "stop promoting your unhealthy lifestyle" are when people push "healthy at every size" by way of "I'm 400 lbs, can't climb a flight of stairs, and lost half of my toes to diabetes, but it's clearly society's fault that I'm still single"
kangel April 13th, 2017, 12:09 pm
@Swagner: a lot of those posts I've seen tend to be straw men tbh.
andreya225 April 13th, 2017, 10:26 am
The only unhealthy thing I see is how much hatred is in that person. Seriously you need a hug or something bro, maybe try yoga.
VelvetRainbow April 13th, 2017, 3:03 pm
yeesh
Guru (Guest) April 13th, 2017, 5:26 pm
Damn Well, that last panel is pretty sad. You know what, fuck the people who actually say something like that to anyone. I've been quite overweight for a loooooooong time, and even though i've never had that said to me, i can relate and understand how a sentence like that can be really hurtful. Concern my ass, thats just mean. I welcome anyone feeling cute. <3
Thalateya (Guest) April 13th, 2017, 6:33 pm
This is such a sad comic. The thing is, being fat is such a tricky concept, because while I do want to promote self-confidence and such, it's hard to know if somebody's naturally a specific weight and trying to be healthier, or if they've actually adopted unhealthy habits which I don't want to encourage.
However, none of this matters, because the important thing is to not be a massive prick and make fun of people for their weight.
LyraVeil (Guest) April 13th, 2017, 8:37 pm
(sorry for any spelling problem english isnt my first laungage )
want to say a big thank you i recently got out of depresion due to weight gain my intestine got holes due to anxiety n i coudnt eat anything but a cream with sugar in for 6 months till it was fixed (aka not my fault for weight gain ) ofc my weight skyroketed i remember in the subway got a ton of backlash
your comics always make me laugh and this one was too close to home thank you (i dont usualy coment but i had to here )
Meemie7 April 14th, 2017, 1:13 pm
I feel. Body shaming really is a vicious cycle that needs to stop. Sure, there have been efforts to stop the stigmatism, but it is met with equally more efforts to shame more people. The more people are discouraged that they should be ashamed of their body, they hate their body even more. The more they hate their body, the quicker they lose the willpower to take care of it. It has been suggested by research that larger individuals are more prone to Depression.
Sol April 14th, 2017, 3:54 pm
As someone who is happily married to a plus size woman, I've heard some stories.

The worst was her original family doctor when she moved to the City we now reside in several years ago. She was having serious problems where she was gaining weight inexplicably despite the fact that she was barely able to eat anything as she kept throwing up a lot. She kept asking her doctor to find out what's wrong with her, but the doctor kept insulting her and saying the only reason she was feeling sick was because she was "fat" and she needed to lose weight. She was very caustic about it. Finally after this Doctor made these disparaging remarks while my wife's mom was in the room, her mom told her never to see her again and she managed to find another family doctor who quickly figured out what the problem was and was able to resolve it. She's struggled to get rid of that weight since, and it's not easy when being overweight causes you to have less energy and she was a single mom to two kids (until I came into the picture) on top of that.

So yeah, it's not cool for people to judge like that and they are allowed to feel cute and confident even if their body type isn't considered "healthy".
Oly-RRR April 16th, 2017, 12:34 pm
This! :C I like to think the internet makes people more open-minded because information spreads easier but people are people so it's not the only thing that spreads...