Calling People Fat Spurs Weight Gain

According to a new study, the discrimination that people face regarding their weight, including stigmatizing, teasing, and name-calling, does not motivate them to shed pounds, and instead increases their risk of obesity later, as many engage in overeating as a coping behavior. What do you think?

“Oh no! I thought I was helping.”

Amber Bean • Sculptor


“The ironic nickname ‘Tiny’ doesn’t seem to work either.”

Heath Segal • Unemployed

“This is just one study. Let’s wait for more data before we all just run out and be nice to people.”

Taylor McConnell • Gas Line Inspector