3/31/08

Freakin Facebook...


Oh facebook - how I love to hate you.

I'm reading my feed yesterday morning, avoiding getting out of bed because I had gone out the night before and, well, I had a few drinks and was slightly hungover (which equaled no running for me). It's sad how four drinks knocks me on my ass like someone drinking their face off...

So I'm reading cutesy things - people uploading pics, commenting about nice things said...

and then I notice the stupid ad on the side asking if I'm "very fat" and showing someone's butt.

Uh, sorry, that is NOT a fat butt. That, in fact, looks somewhat like MY butt, just stuffed in a pair of pants one size too small.

What kind of message are we sending here? Someone who is a normal size with a bit of a muffin top is NOT VERY FAT. They may feel as though they're very fat but let's not perpetuate that further and give them lower self-esteem and an even worse self-image.

Why don't we support some ad space for healthy eating or exercise or something else POSITIVE, not bellies and butts.

It's concerning to me because these ads are pretty random and targeted toward age and gender, so it makes me wonder how many young women are seeing them, feeling bad about themselves and clicking on the link to see if they can shed their freshman 15 or get ready for the summer with whatever they're selling.

SO not cool.

Especially since these stupid ads are touting a stupid diet using tea.
RE-DONK-U-LOUS.

I'm keeping my very fat butt and my non-bikini stomach and eating real food, thanks.

Oh, and stop telling me about lofts in Waterloo too. It's never going to happen. I like living in the centre of the universe.

7 comments:

SweetRelief said...

I thought the exact same thing when I saw their belly fat ad worded similarly about being very very fat and showing a very very not fat person just stuffed into pants that were too small.

It really irks me...I should leave it at that or I'll end up taking up way too much of your time & space here. ;)

Jen said...

Bah, it's pretty ridiculous the advertising that's out there these days...I wonder how many people fall for these things???

Sara said...

It is no wonder North America is full of people who are obese and suffer from yo-yo dieting. The dieting and exercise industry totally set up everyone to fail.

Re-donk-u-lous - new fave word!!

Jen said...

re: your comment...

Um, I wouldn't say RIGHT per se...more like "had the right idea"...I wouldn't want to inflate your ego or something...oh whatever...*bows to the almighty Mousegod* thanks oh brilliant one!!!! ;p

marie said...

Mousegod - that could grow on me, you know :P

A Box of Chocolates said...

You go get em' mouse! I guess I better watch more of the ads on facebook...honestly I never noticed them, but I don't spend too much time there. It is kind of jacked though the perception of being fat. While I will be the first to admit there are some obese people out there, some are just plain healthy!!

Jennifer said...

Ugh yeah, I've seen those ads! They're terrible! Especially since the girl in the picture is not fat at all!

Haha, my Chocolate Jesus note is on your feed.

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