Seeing adverts on tv recently is what prompted me to write this. I feel bad for not wanting to be fat, I feel bad for not embracing my curves, I feel bad for not wanting to wear crop tops or short skirts (frankly my rolls and loose skin do not need to be set free for public viewing)
Adverts tell you to be yourself, and all I want to do is change me! I feel … Huffy? That adverts don’t encourage you to do better, both mentally and physically. But on the other side I’m happy plus size is becoming more main stream (not neccesarily cheaper) and encouraging people to be happy with who they are.
A catalogue has recently advertised they go up to a size 36, at my biggest I was a 30-32 and I can’t even imagine being a 36. Whilst I understand people are that size and might be perfectly happy.I wonder if by promoting it in such a positive light and the maximum size increasing constantly it’s making being morbidly obese kind of ok? I feel like such a hypocrite and a judgmental one at that for thinking any of these things!
I wonder how often I see healthy food advertised rather than strings of melted cheese dripping off a pizza, or sugar laden fizzy drink being poured into a glass.. quenching the thirst instantly, and burger adverts, showing a perfect burger I have never received at a fast food place in my life. Where are the healthy living adverts for vegetables (not diets that involve 3 pills a day for £95 a week or wrapping yourself in strips) I want to see more of them!
Maybe I’m being a judgemental arsehole, maybe not, who knows?
Love Sooz x