OAC Launches Bias-free Image Gallery to Help Refocus the Public Perception of Obesity

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the launch of its brand new FREE stock image gallery. The OAC Image Gallery was created with one simple goal in mind: providing the public with a set of images free of weight bias or stigma. “Visual depictions of weight...



Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls on TNT to Suspend Charles Barkley for Stigmatizing Comments Toward Individuals Affected by the Disease of Obesity

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 52,000 member-strong organization, is calling on TNT to suspend Charles Barkley for his latest weight bias-fueled comments made during a recent Inside the NBA broadcast on TNT. “Unfortunately, Mr. Barkley has once again taken the low road and...



Fat Shaming Declines, but Weight Bias Persists, Survey Finds

Los Angeles, Calif. – Released at this year’s ObesityWeek in Los Angeles, leaders in the field of obesity presented new data that gives a first‐hand look at public views about obesity and how weight bias continues to shape public opinion about the disease. Obesity experts from the Obesity Action...



OAC Calls on Health and Beauty Retailers to Remove “fatgirl” Product Line from Store Shelves

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, are encouraging health and beauty retailers nationwide to remove all BlissWorld, LLC, “fatgirl” products, such as “fatgirlslim,” “fatgirlsleep,” “fatgirlscrub” and others from store shelves and Web sites, as they greatly perpetuate weight bias and stigmatization. “The ‘fatgirl’ line of products...



OAC Activates Membership to Call on ABC Television Group and Parent Company The Walt Disney Company to Remove Fat-shaming Content from “Dr. Ken” Show

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), and its more than 50,000 members, are calling on ABC Television Group and parent company Disney to remove fat-shaming content from the “Dr. Ken” show, set to debut this October. “After viewing the trailer for the show, it’s apparent that ABC is...



OAC Applauds Instagram and Tumblr for Banning “Project Harpoon” and “Thinner beauty” Accounts

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Instagram and Tumblr for banning the recently created “Project Harpoon” (also known as “Thinner Beauty”) accounts. “The OAC was very excited to learn of the swift action among social media leaders in their removal of ‘Project Harpoon’ accounts. ‘Project Harpoon’ is a clear...



OAC Launches “Ban the F word” Movement to End Fat-shaming

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC has launched a national movement – “Ban the F Word” – aimed at putting an end to fat-shaming. The movement is anchored by an online petition that individuals are encouraged to sign, pledging their support to raise awareness of fat-shaming and put an end to...



Puerto Rican Officials Blame Parents of Children with Obesity, Consider Fines

The Obesity Society (TOS) and the OAC comment on a proposed bill in Puerto Rico to fine parents $500-$800 whose children are affected by the disease of obesity. To read TOS and OAC’s comment, please click here.



OAC Calls on Tech Giants to Remove Fat-shaming Applications

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, have issued formal letters to the leaders of Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Google Inc., and the Microsoft Corporation calling on each of them to remove offensive fat-shaming applications from their online app stores and strengthen their review process...



OAC, Rudd Center and TOS Release Media Guidelines

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted guidelines aimed at educating media representatives on how to appropriately discuss the disease of obesity in the media. The guidelines focus on areas of journalistic reporting...



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