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German Fatshaming Commercial Triggers Obesity Apologists




This commercial by the German supermarket chain EDEKA has triggered obesity apologists on Twitter and facebook. Many are calling for a boycott of the company---I think it's beatiful.

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Quote:So unfair that the boy has a better life by making individual decisions. The government should take away his wings distribute them equally for all people. Besides, I feel triggered by this fatshaming.

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02-17-2017 07:07 AM
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RE: German Fatshaming Commercial Triggers Obesity Apologists
The fat bull dog was pretty cool looking though.

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02-17-2017 07:19 AM
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That was beautiful...

But beauty triggers,I forgot!

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02-17-2017 07:22 AM
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would watch again.
02-17-2017 10:31 AM
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RE: German Fatshaming Commercial Triggers Obesity Apologists
Brilliant, but the triggering will be epic. Being in Germany, it would have been even funnier if the video ended in Fat Town, with a rapefugee shouting "ALLAHU ACKBAR!" and blowing himself up. Just for accuracy.
02-17-2017 10:39 AM
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RE: German Fatshaming Commercial Triggers Obesity Apologists
Germany gets a great deal of flack, and rightfully so, especially politically, but in everyday culture and practise amongst themselves they can be ruthlessly blunt and objective. This and many other German ads would never pass in the states. I hope EDEKA (one of my favorite supermarket chains actually) doesn't buckle on this.
02-17-2017 10:53 AM
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Thats a glorious commercial right there
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Amazing commercial, understandable in any language. I'm off to the local US ALDI to buy a bucket o' berries now!

How long until fatties start calling this company literally hitler?

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Great commercial. Would it be too pedantic to point out that blueberries don't actually grow on trees?

Never mind... googling reveals that scientists are already working on making blueberries grow on trees. Fucking scientists.
02-17-2017 11:30 AM
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For our non-German speakers, the sentence at the end means "Eat like the person you want to be".
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^ That's exactly how I feel being a Fit Man in Australia.
02-17-2017 03:05 PM
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There was a time just a few years ago when obesity was called an "epidemic" and it was a commonly understood issue that Americans were eating unhealthy diets and getting overweight and unhealthy. Somehow over the years this has turned a 180 and being overweight is no longer considered bad or unhealthy, but what is bad and unhealthy is addressing it. Weird times.
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What a beautiful ad. A reminder that fitness and imagination are tied. Fatness and laziness are tied. When you have both, you lack creativity and drive. I'm absolutely shocked this is a German commercial. After the Audi nonsense, I'm glad to see there's still some based Germans out there. Maybe there's hope yet for Deutschland. Big Grin

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Would have made a phenomenal Super Bowl commercial.
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(02-17-2017 12:02 PM)Belgrano Wrote:  For our non-German speakers, the sentence at the end means "Eat like the person you want to be".

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(02-17-2017 03:05 PM)AnonymousBosch Wrote:  ^ That's exactly how I feel being a Fit Man in Australia.

...when you visit family and they tell you you're in fantastic shape even though your cardio is shithouse, simply because you're the only one in the room with discernible muscle structure and no noticeable gut. Dodgy
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(02-17-2017 09:26 PM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  
(02-17-2017 03:05 PM)AnonymousBosch Wrote:  ^ That's exactly how I feel being a Fit Man in Australia.

...when you visit family and they tell you you're in fantastic shape even though your cardio is shithouse, simply because you're the only one in the room with discernible muscle structure and no noticeable gut. Dodgy

Damn, Leonard, that happened to me this last weekend.

I don't really see my relatives, but I was in town and I just happened to drop in on a get-together they were having.

Everyone kept asking me if I was on a diet.

My aunt even came up to me, looked up at me in awe, and moved her hand over my face, tracing the contours. She kept saying I was so handsome, and not in a "what a handsome nephew" way, in a "what a handsome man" way.

Granted, I'm only 6 pounds overweight, I could lose it in a week or two, but still, I've been eating sloppy for a few weeks, chocolate, fast food, potato chips, etc., and I can easily see the impact.

But to my relatives, who regularly eat processed foods, I looked like I belonged to a different species.
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It's going to be interesting to see where this fat-acceptance movement goes when the rubber hits reality-road.

Which is to say, at what stage are we going to see a fatty first attempt to sue a doctor for suggesting they keep their BMI below 25? At what stage are we going to see law suits brought against the military for turfing the applications of lardos?

Personally I think that these hogs are riding the crest of the progressive wave that's about to come crashing down. They, like many of the new members of the freak brigade, are perfectly capable of living a non-freak life. There was plenty of sympathy for stomping out discrimination against people who had no means to alter their circumstances but now this special treatment is demanded for people who very much choose to live the life of the freak, and what's more they seem to revel in the pity parties they throw for themselves as being self inflicted outsiders.

It cannot last. Too few people have any sympathy for fatties. It's not like being born a midget, or with a lisp, or as a soul-less ginger. Nobody who drags their ass onto a treadmill or puts down the second doughnut sees these people for anything other than they are. Lazy, feckless, self indulgent cattle.
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This is beautiful.
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02-18-2017 09:37 AM
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Kind of reminds me of that beach body ad campaign and the fatty/unfit response

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^Ahh, but they don't really go far enough, do they?

Who's the biggest girl there? A chubby black woman sucking in her gut, who's fat is all more or less moored to its correct geographical home.

Why not a 45BMI monster who's every outcropping appears to be desperately trying to reach the centre of the earth? What? Are they ashamed to represent such people?
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