Weight Bias Issues

Halloween Fat Suits

Halloween Fat Suits

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.”
Here you will see an online Halloween costume distributor that sells various “fat-suits” as costumes for the public. To the right, is a sample of one of the costumes. This costume is called “Inflatable 80s Workout Costume.”

Biases/Stigma
  • An individual is mocking someone who is affected by obesity.
  • The idea of obesity is being marketed as a Halloween costume. No other disease is treated as such.
  • This teaches adults and children that it is acceptable to mock individuals affected by obesity.
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