It’s 2018, I can’t believe this is still an issue that we revisit. I love YouTube. On my feed I noticed a video from 4 days ago bringing this girl up again.
I hadn’t heard anything about this in a while and thought it was something we were finally putting behind us.
His video was essentially that it didn’t bother him a fat girl was on the cover of Cosmo.
This would not do for the commenters. Or communities on the internet literally devoted to trashing fat people.
The arguments range from someone unhealthy should not be on Cosmo to fat people are a drain on taxes.
Who cares if someone is not perfectly healthy? How does that effect anyone else’s life in anyway whatsoever? Why should someone not be allowed to live the life they want just because they are less than perfect? Or a lot less?
What’s wrong with Cosmo wanting to use a model their readers could relate to? No, putting a model who is at risk for diabetes or heart disease or whatever will not make them less at risk, but so what? How would using a thinner model help them?
It wouldn’t. The media are responding to society. Not the other way around. A plus sized model being used won’t help anyone or hurt anyone because it’s a fucking magazine.
The argument that people’s bodies and bad habits are developed by something they saw in the media is the exact same thing as saying Marilyn Manson caused Columbine. These cases are just not true. People just want to read material they can relate to. Magazine writers know that.
I know the comments are always going to be stupid, I know people are always going to shit on everything especially when it comes to their perceived flaws in society; what’s still irritating to me is how this is a commonly accepted argument and hardly ever contradicted.
There are still groups on the internet banding together and dedicated to making people feel bad about themselves.
What’s even worse, though, is how people who aren’t horrible human garbage try in vain to defend themselves for being overweight. Or even just defend people who are.
It’s awful that it’s a huge valiant effort to tell awful people they’re bullies making arguments bordering on fascism that, hey maybe their thinking is skewed or they’re thinking about this the wrong way. Or if someone’s not taking food out of your mouth or drugs into your body it’s none of your goddamn business what they’re doing to their own.
No, this isnt the case of most people trying to counter this nonsense.
When I see the other side of the argument pop up it’s never, “mind your own fucking business and stop telling people how to live their lives.”
No, it’s weird Stockholm syndromy justifications for their weight. It’s how hard they’ve been working on changing themselves, it’s medical problems they might have that prevents them from being idealistically thin. Most importantly is that they don’t agree with obesity being glamorized or normalised.
It’s never ok for someone to tell anyone that they don’t deserve to be happy, or portrayed as something that exists in society, or dirty up their vision in line at the grocery store because of how they are living their lives. That is bullshit.
No one owes it to anyone to look or be a certain way. Or exist or eat or live a certain way.
No they’re not draining anyone’s taxes because A. Fat people pay taxes, too. B. This is a by product of the problem that just happens to effect them. If they are not in the government then a fat person you run into absolutely did not decide what happens to your taxes. That is the dumbest argument I keep seeing popping up.
This whole thing is stupid. Tess deserves to be a model just as much as Heidi Klum did. This has nothing to do with her health. Why should we only be represented and like and admire healthy people?
We never have been before, it’s never been an issue before, why is it now?
Should we brush all sick or less than divinely healthy people under the rug and be ashamed of and disgusted by them and further isolate them and shame them.
No, Tess being on a magazine doesn’t help anyone. What does saying that’s gross and embarrassing and unhealthy do? Does that help anyone? Whose life was saved by someone telling them they need to hide and be away from everyone else’s line of vision?
I think the only thing that matters to these people is that they see someone they thought they were better than being richer and doing more than they have done. This is what’s bothering them, not the state of anyone’s health.
I think people who market Tess know this. I think a lot of peoples careers as actors or models require some controversy to stay relevant. Such is life.