Posted by Aston Avery

World Obesity Day

Fat people are often represented as the subject of jokes or as being lazy, unhealthy, and unattractive They are sometimes portrayed as the butt of humor or used as the punchline of a joke.

This kind of representation reinforces negative stereotypes and contributes to fatphobia. However, in recent years, there has been a growing movement to challenge these harmful representations and promote body positivity and inclusivity.

New data from cycling company – Fat Lad At The Back – shows that 48% of overweight people who see pictures making ‘fun’ of larger people negatively impact their self-esteem.

Aston spoke to Lynn Bye, founder of Fat Lad At The Back.

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