First Lady, Michelle Obama, Please Don’t Endorse Bullying By Appearing on Biggest Loser!
October 20, 2013 by Robyn Hussa Farrell
Filed under Activism, Addiction, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Empowerment, Fat Talk, Featured, Finding Your Voice, HAES, Loving Your Body, Prevention, Role Models, Self Esteem
Please join 100 organizations and professionals in sending The First Lady this important message about body image, weight stigma and bullying. Sign the petition here: http://tinyurl.com/mpu3x3h
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Research shows that:
- Bullying of individuals in larger bodies (both children and adults) is the #1 cause for bullying.
- Television shows such as The Biggest Loser directly contribute to low self-esteem, increased weight stigma and toxic shaming — the known risk factors for obesity, eating disorders and mental illnesses alike.
- Victims of bullying fall victim to suicide, eating disorders and addictions.
By appearing on the show, The First Lady would directly be supporting bullying of children and adults.
PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.
Visit the YouTube MashUp and add your voice. Tell your story. Sign the petition.
~Robyn Hussa Farrell, Editor and Author, #RealDeal
Founder & CEO, NORMAL In Schools (now Mental Fitness, Inc)