Tess Holliday is Cosmopolitan UK's October 2018 cover star. The plus-sized model's cover caused quite a bit of praise and a massive backlash. People have accused Holliday and Cosmopolitan of promoting obesity.
However, one blogger, Stephanie Yeboah pointed out that plus-sized men have appeared on magazine covers with little to no criticism about their bodies, and certainly with no allegations about promoting obesity.
Here's just one ridiculous comment on Instagram, "Look, I believe that women shouldn't be body-shamed for not being a size 3, but I think THIS is going too far from what the good intent was meant to go. Women of this size are called 'morbidly obese' in the medical profession because of the risks of disease and death associated with gaining this much weight. Same for the other end of the spectrum....we wouldn't stand up and applaud a morbidly thin anorexic and say, 'You go girl! Rock that bikini on your skeleton and DO NOT BE ASHAMED!!!' Or should we change the meaning of the word 'morbid' to be more PC?"
The comment goes on for centuries but most of it goes like, "blah, blah, blah, blah." But that's just me paraphrasing!