Weight Bias Issues

Entertainment Tonight Fat Suit Segment

UPDATE 11/1/11: The OAC would like to thank all of you who responded to this issue. We greatly appreciate your dedication and support to the “Bias Busters.”

This Thursday, October 27, 2011, Entertainment Tonight will air a segment featuring reality television star Melissa Gorga dressed up in a “fat suit.”
The OAC feels this is extremely stigmatizing toward individuals affected by obesity and we need YOU to respond!

Biases/Stigma

– No other disease requires you to “wear” it to sympathize with those affected.
– A “fat suit” does not allow someone to feel what it is like to be affected by obesity and its related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and more.
– Empathy is not created by stigmatizing a disease.

For more information on this segment, click here.

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