Anti-Cancer Ad Under Fire for Shaming Overweight People

A British cancer research and awareness charity is defending its latest month-long national awareness campaign, which some critics have described as “fat shaming.” The advertisements state, in a few different ways, that obesity is a preventable cause of cancer. One image shows French fries arranged in a cigarette box. According to one recent study, nearly one-quarter…

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3 Responses to Anti-Cancer Ad Under Fire for Shaming Overweight People

  1. jess Reply

    March 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    UGH, as a skinny bitch who survived Non Hodgkins this makes me mad af. No, it is not because you are fat, skinny, just right you get this horrid thing, so just fucking stop it with this bullshit. Also FUCK CANCER with a rusty chainsaw sideways, ALWAYS.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      March 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      I wasn’t fat when I got Cancer. Slightly overweight yes, but not fat. And yes, FUCK CANCER ALWAYS.

  2. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    March 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

    There are many factors, but the Journalistic critters like to talk about “cause” From what I read, bad luck is the primary factor. Still obesity usually shortens your life and interferes with the quality thereof.

    Since the subject is medical advice and no one is singling out anyone for shame, perhaps we should listen. We’re told not to smoke, not to vegetate on the couch and not to vote Republican and it’s all good advice not a personal attack. OK, so the Republican thing is something to be ashamed of, but still. . . Friends don’t let friends vote Republican.

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