“This phrase implies that fatness is in opposition to beauty,” Bahrami says. It’s stigmatizing to larger bodies, and can negatively affect one’s body image (regardless of what size or shape body they live in) by reinforcing that there are certain types of bodies that are beautiful and certain ones that are not.
It’s possible to be fat and beautiful. In fact, the two things are very different. The amount of fat on a person’s body is objective and measurable — although it’s not something you need to measure — whereas beauty is subjective, and each person’s perception of.
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