Actually, are you really fat? 2


Nowadays, everyone want to lose weigh, in Hong Kong particularly. In every tabloid, you can see articles creating scenes that celebrities who have gained ½ inches on the waist or arms have committed a serious crime/guild. My friend, who is a 5’7” tall man, wants to lose 20 pounds to be 117 pounds. Could it be too skinny? To show the world about the misconception that bony is the beauty, Anorexi Bulimi Kontakt a Swedish anorexic-concern group, advertises the below to raise awareness on the issue visually. Two extreme body-types, one fat and one skinny, on the opposite side of the mirror; displace a strong message about the seriousness of being too skinny.

source: Little Snow-white and the Mirror Issue

What Others Are Saying

  1. Lori Jul 22, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    “two extreme body types, one fat one skinny”? Didn’t you mean to write “One normal, one dangerously skin’n’bones”?

    People calling the one woman’s body type ‘fat’ is what perpetuates the problem.

  2. Lorna Jul 22, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Good idea apart from the ‘fat’ one is not really fat but quite normal. The makes the ad buy into the obession over what is and is not fat/acceptable in society.

  3. Stroop Jul 23, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I enjoyed your post.
    However, I would argue that the young woman in the mirror (the one intended to be “fat”) is actually of a healthy weight. So even those adverts that are aimed at changing society’s perceptions continue to perpetuate them.

  4. guidonator Aug 1, 2007 at 7:42 am

    actually i think the fat chick isnt fat and is hot. lol

  5. Raisia Sep 18, 2007 at 4:17 am

    ya I agree. that girl is SO not fat!!! and she’s beautiful!!

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  7. gen os Mar 25, 2010 at 9:14 am

    lol, i bet you a million bucks you don’t live in canada or US)) cause the girl in the mirror is like an anorexic compared to the average Canadian girl you see on the streets here

  8. hiiiiii Apr 22, 2010 at 11:32 am

    im the size as the “fat” girl and this is really demeaning because it makes me feel like i need to lose weight cause in this add im the fat one…this is horrible

  9. shannon May 10, 2010 at 1:40 am

    this is terrible, the woman in the reflection is not fat in the slightest.
    writing things like this isn’t bring it to peoples attention that annorexia bullimia and starving yourself are all the wrong things to do but instead putting it into peoples minds that if you are a similar weight to the ”fat” (when actually quite normal) woman then you should be doing all of the above.

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