I grabbed myself a cuppa, read this interminably long thread (I loathe threads) & and learned nothing. Every doctor in the world will confirm that a person who is 5ft 3in & 300lbs+ is very dangerously overweight. https://t.co/uOEY6N2XxX
One blogger, Stephanie Yeboah, noticed that when men who do not have six-pack abs or thin bodies appear on magazines no one seems to care. There's never this great big backlash or "concern" for their health or "concern" about promoting obesity.
Hello all the people still upset over the @CosmopolitanUK cover, where was the outrage when these covers went live? Why are we not discussing the health of these plus size men? Where is that same energy? Answers on a postcard.
Yeboah wasn't the only person to notice this double standard about men and women.
Out of curiosity... Did this photo shoot that James Corden did stir up similar feelings about the promotion of obesity? Did you make as much noise about this as you did about the Tess Holliday cover? Is James promoting obesity, too? pic.twitter.com/rDgWa8LKDw
Actress and model Jameela Jamil chimed in with similar commentary.
It’s amazing that when we see curvaceous famous men on magazine covers, nobody says anything about the “damage” they are doing to society...because they don’t. And curvaceous women don’t either. And yet the internet “breaks” over whether we should “allow” larger women to. ???? pic.twitter.com/Ru2OUFdEzw
It's almost like what people are upset about isn't her health or promoting obesity. It's almost as though people are upset that a woman dared to love herself and her appearance. That a woman had the audacity to not conform to manufactured beauty standards.