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!
– 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.