EM RUSCIANO WRITES: “So here it is ladies and gentleman.
The reason why so many of us struggle with our weight.
The reason behind the obesity epidemic facing Western society.
Are you ready for this jelly?
The blame can be squarely laid upon the fleshy shoulders of PLUS-SIZED MODELS (can we also have a collective WTF about the fact that anyone over a size 8 is called ‘plus’ in the fashion world??).
Italian researchers Dr Luca Savorelli and Dr David Dragone from the University of Bologna have concluded, that putting larger women on the catwalk (i.e. bigger than a size 8 ) sends a message to the obese people of the world that it’s okay to be fat.
“To promote chubby fashion models when obesity is one of the major problems of industrialised countries seems to be a paradox…Given that in the US and in Europe people are on average overweight, we conclude that these policies, even when they are welfare improving, may foster the obesity epidemic.”
Of Course! I bet, this very minute ,thousands of overweight people are stalking the catwalks of the world. If just ONE model dare hit the runway weighing in at more than 50kg they’ll all rejoice. I can see them now, pumping their chubby fists in the air screaming: “SEE! She’s a model, she’s not thin, therefore I don’t have to be either!!”
The good “Doctors” had more truth bombs to share at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference in London this week.
“If being overweight is the average condition and the ideal body weight is thin, increasing the ideal body weight may increase welfare by reducing social pressure.”
Just so we’re all clear. The “Doctors” feel we should keep our models nice and skinny so we all still aspire to be like them thus ensuring we feel insecure about our imperfect bodies. Who needs the boring excuse of “a better quality of life” to lose weight. We need to feel BAD about ourselves to get on the path to a healthier life.