Facebook Removes ‘Feeling Fat’ From Status Update Options

After users complained that the emoticon encourages eating disorders and negative body image, Facebook officials deleted “feeling fat” from the list of status update options users can choose to indicate their mood. What do you think?

“If Facebook were truly worried about its users’ self-esteem it wouldn’t exist.”

Ramiro Carpenter • Systems Analyst


“Hopefully someday Facebook can make it impossible to express any negative feelings whatsoever.”

Krista Rosser • Litigation Assistant

“If this doesn’t fix everyone’s body image disorders, I give up.”

Kennith Shorter • Towel Folder