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London Weight Management Ad

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Small kerfuffle on Facebook amongst my friends but gaining notoriety elsewhere in the Singapore cyberspace. Hopefully it’ll spread.

Let’s face it, being fat is not healthy for most people and often losing a few pounds here and there would do wonders to our self-esteem. But surely this is not for everyone. I’ve seen ugly skinny people and evil skinny people and unhealthy skinny people and depressed skinny people. Just because I’m fat, it doesn’t mean life is as desperate and miserable. Irresponsible advertising!! Preying on the insecurities of women and perpetuating the myth that losing weight is the key to happiness! GGRRR!!!!

Watch this video

 

Then click on this link to “An open letter to London Weight Management” by Anita Kapoor where she explains what’s wrong (especially good for those who didn’t understand the Mandarin used in the TVC)

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

2 thoughts on “London Weight Management Ad

  1. Wow. That advert is outrageous. But it’s also kind of comical. The woman is gorgeous yet she’s flipping out. A tragedy because this sort of advertising is ubiquitous and really does shape (pun intended) people’s thinking. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Joy

  2. Good for you! You tell them! 😡
    Happy belated birthday by the way. 🙂
    – Jessie

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