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Georgia's Fat Shaming Child Obesity Billboards Coming Down | Care2 Causes

Georgia's Fat Shaming Child Obesity Billboards Coming Down | Care2 Causes

At the end of January 2012, Leah Segedie, a fitness blogger and founder of Mamavation, sounded the alarm about a childhood obesity campaign in Georgia that was shaming overweight kids . The Strong 4 Life campaign included a series of billboards, print ads, television ads, and social media featuring overweight children. The children talk about the negative social and health impacts of their size, including being excluded and made fun of by classmates. According to Strong 4 Life, the campaign was intended to wake up the parents who, in many cases, are not even aware of the problem . Instead, the campaign sent out the message that these children should be ashamed of their size. It sent the message that bullying and excluding overweight children is normal and acceptable. Instead of blaming bullies for being bullies and giving overweight children the motivation they need to mak...

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