When Imojis Go Bad….

“When Facebook users set their status to ‘feeling fat’, they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders.

That is not ok.”

Bad Facebook users! BAD!

She explains that she set up the petition after noticing a friend had set her Facebook status to ‘feeling fat.’

“I think it was supposed to be funny, but seeing this status made me feel angry,” she writes.

She’s not the only one that feels that way – since the petition began two weeks ago it has already gained more than 13,000 supporters from across the world.

What did I say the other day about the worth of social media campaigns being inversely proportional to the number of signatories?

Well, I was wrong. This has only 13,000 and it’s still utterly worthless!

H/T: @S8mb via Twitter

3 comments for “When Imojis Go Bad….

  1. Voice of Reason
    March 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Can we say ‘feeling stupid’?

    • mikebravo
      March 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      oohhh, that makes me so Angry!!! How very dare you mock us stupid peoples?

  2. March 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    With apologies to readers of a male persuasion…

    Surely many of those using ‘feeling fat’ are in fact suffering from PMT and thus legitimately victims who are, as per feminist doctrine, being open about their body issues. To suggest they are mocking ‘people of size’ is therefore deeply offensive.

    As it happens, I may have a solution. Since the term PMT (or PMS, if you are American) seems utterly inadequate to describe the effects of fluid retention, spots and irritability, I suggest ‘Fat, Ugly and Cross’, which, I feel, covers all bases. I’m sure facebook can do some sort of acronym with that, and if anyone objects, I’ll deal with them outside.

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