HuffPo features an article about a new campaign going on in Georgia. They titled it, "Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say "Stop Sugarcoating" Childhood Obesity". I think that's disingenuous. It's actually a campaign to shame children who are considered obese and their parents. The picture you see here is just one of their ads.
I think it's disgusting and abusive. That ad is just the tip of the iceberg for these hateful people. They've managed to come up with several others that are just as bad and some that are much worse. I'm not going to post them here, because I just don't want to see that on my blog. However, the HuffPo article shows them and anyone who wants to see them that can look there.
My daughter is skinny. I'm talking about size 0-2 skinny. Honestly, it's mostly because of genes. She's never dieted a day in her life. She eats a lot, even for a teen (she plays soccer and has to eat a lot to have enough energy to perform at her peak). In fact, because she eats so much and she's so skinny, she has had numerous girls confide to her that they "binge and purge". They see how much she eats and how skinny she is and they think that she must do it too. They want to know what techniques she uses, so that they can try it, too.
It's scary. These kids are desperate enough to nearly kill themselves, because of the shame they have been made to feel. Shame doesn't make them get skinnier. It makes them get suicidal. Is that what people want? It's certainly one way to reduce the number of obese kids in America, now isn't it?