Size 26 Tess Holliday leads an army of curvy models at London Fashion Week to promote "body positivity"

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Tess Holliday promoting “body positivity”


Feminism is not a girl’s friend. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, “positive” about being obese.
Tess Holliday is 5’5” and weighs 260 pounds, according to bodymeasurements.org.  Per the CDC BMI calculator, her BMI is 43.3she is obese. Her normal weight range should be 111 to 150 pounds. How in the world did having almost 50 percent body fat become celebrating “body positivity?” Make. It. Stop.
From Daily Mail: Women ranging from a size 10 all the up to a 26 have walked the runway to kick off London Fashion Week in what is being hailed as its first ever ‘curve catwalk’.
With the average UK size a 16, fashion bosses have regularly come under fire for casting waif-like models to advertise their clothes.
But on Thursday evening, seven women of all shapes and sizes took to the stage to showcase their wildly different body shapes in Simply Be’s ‘size inclusive fashion show’ – wearing t-shirts emblazoned with their dress sizes across their chests.
Among them were size 26 model Tess Holliday and size 22 Callie Thorpe, both of whom have been outspoken about the plus-size debate in the past.
Holliday was this week forced to defend herself after being accused of ‘promoting obesity’ during an appearance on Loose Women.
The mother-of-two, from Mississippi, said: ‘No one is celebrating obesity, I am celebrating being the first model my size in the world to be in an industry where everyone said I couldn’t. I am celebrating existing in my body and loving myself, when everybody said I wasn’t worth anything.’
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Dr. Eowyn
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As more and more Americans get fatter and fatter, we can expect the “fashion” industry more and more to cater to them because they want to make $. But it’s one thing for the “fashion” industry to make attractive clothing for fat and obese women who complain there aren’t attractive plus-size clothes, and another thing entirely for the industry to flatter those women by portraying obesity as something good. It isn’t. Extra weight takes a huge toll on health, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, sleep apnea, senile dementia, and other debilitating… Read more »

MA in MO
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MA in MO

Interesting. Or maybe I should say FINALLY!!!! My first thought is that even the size 10 in this article would not be allowed on a regular normal fashion show, not because of her arm, but because she is simply to large in the hips. Is she fat? Not by a long shot. I was a size 16 in my teens and weighed approximately 135 lbs. Was I fat? No, maybe a little over weight but not fat. Then I dropped about ten lbs. and could wear a size 12 pant or skirt but I still had to wear a size… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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Good grief, MA in MO. No one, surely not I, ever said ALL health problems are due to obesity, or that being thin is a guarantee of good health. But we have a mountain of evidence that being overweight is linked to a whole host of illnesses. To ignore that and then deliberately confuse the issue by bringing up your thin, sickly friend, is to do everyone — including you — a disservice.

Zorro
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Zorro

When did models become ugly and tattooed?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It’s progressive or something…

CalGirl
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DAH! Zorro….in CA when did all the mothers, fathers, instructional aides, campus security, and half the teachers….become UGLY AND TATTOED??? That’s what I SEE every day around me…and then, ….I overhear the kids in my art classes discussing it all the time…as in….”When I’m 18 I’m going to get the same tattoo that my mom has…..etc etc….” Back when I was so young and “innocent” socially and religiously….I agonized over PIERCING MY EARS when I was a jewelry designer /salesperson for a nationwide jewelry firm…..I THOUGHT I should display the jewelry that I promoted/designed/sold! BUT, I agonized about my body… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Personally I think its a cult of mutilation. It also is a way to join others in a belief that their God-given bodies are worthless I notice this a lot lately with homely girls. They could improve their looks but instead, they exaggerate their faults in order to shock.
Sorry if this is hard to read. I’m still chasing the text all over the page because of the ad.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Fat Power!! (That’s pretty much it… )comment image

weezy
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weezy

People like her force me to stay trim because blubber looks good only on a whale. Obese people are a problem to airlines and other travel. Even vehicles are not made for obese folks. They just make excuses for their obesity. I was a fat kid and my mother put me on a diet, glad she did. Took 3 days for my crying to stop because my stomach required lots of food. Now, I have remained tiny from then to now. I have had no health issues and when I see obese people I realize how awful I looked. I… Read more »

tj
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tj

Three days to stop crying?? That’s so sad, but yes sometime that kind of tough love has to happen. I use to be a size 2 to 4. Now I’m 8 to 10. Just a few too many snacks on my part. The good thing about being your level of skinny is it offers some leeway before you fall into the fat range, so it can’t just sneak up on you like a size 8or 10 can.

Newb
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Newb

260? No. 360? Possibly.

Carly
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Carly

Besides the obvious social re-engineering going on, I don’t know how people this heavy can clean their backside properly.

Dr. Eowyn
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At 300 lbs: “To wipe my butt it takes every inch of my arm. The flap of skin/fat hanging over my privates gets moisture under it and then it grows yeast and the skin just rolls off. It is very hard to clean under it enough. It is a self imprisonment.” 650 lb. 16-year-old: “I can’t walk. My life is basically me sitting in bed, eating. I can only move my arms and head. I am physically unable to move my legs or body…. Defecating is hard. Since I can’t get up to go, I have to just go in… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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As I have shared in the past, my late Mother suffered from life-long obesity. It is a real medical condition with real-life consequences. (Mom lost over 80 pounds thanks to a cognitive-behavioral program called TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, and kept it off for the last eight years of her life.) She was not as obese as Holliday here, but she was obese. I do commismerate with Holliday: She is entitled to her self-respect, and I am not necessarily against obese people having their day in the Sun, also. However, she must learn everything she can about proper nutrition, and… Read more »

Maryaha
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What seems truly audacious to me, is that these women refer to their condition as being “curvy”. Marilyn Monroe was curvy…these women have rolls, and lots of them.
Have all these people been brainwashed? Are they mind controlled? A little of both, perhaps? They all use the same language, the same idiotic reasoning, and all have the same blank faces. And they expect, or rather, demand, everyone to think the same way they do.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

You’ve got that right. Years ago I had a woman who worked for me that was 550 pounds. She was only 25 years old. She died. That’s curvy.

noreen
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noreen

Let’s stop calling morbidly obese women, “curvy”, OK? Love yourself, but don’t lie to yourself.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

These obese people suffer the very saddest form of delusion. They feel they need to reinterpret the world’s definition of “Beauty” so THEY can convince themselves they’re beautiful. They need to accept the reality of their bei8ngs and,if not losing weight,develop OTHER parts of themselves that can help them feel worthwhile-their sense of humor,their charm,integrity,intelligence,skills,talents,knowledge,friendliness. Many of us value THOSE characteristics FAR more than a slim body.

Ric
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Ric

She can strut and bloviate all she wants but basically men are hardwired to seek out a female who would be physically capable of bearing children. That elemental need excludes the women who are less likely to continue the species due to certain abnomalities such as excessive fat. Call it for what it is; fat girls want easy access to free sex and are frustrated that they don’t have it. This will take a couple of 1000 years of reconditioning.

chulai1968
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chulai1968

She looks like ‘The Bride Of Michelin Man’…….
Theme music would be ‘The World Turned Upside Down’……
just the way the libs want it.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

This is like everything else in their social engineered plan. Instead of admitting your sickness and seeking help, they “declare” it to be acceptable and demand that everyone else agree.
It’s the same for the gender confusion invention. Trust me, if you have female parts, you’re a female. Get over it.
The antidote to this is people standing up to them and saying “I don’t care what you say, you’re nuts”.

Je
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Je

My opinion: what else can you do when your that weight other than ppl ogle at you? Seriously…instead of being ogled at without getting paid for it, might as well have a large platform and talk body positivity, get ogled at while wearing “high” fashion. She is capitalizing off this movement since now there are ppl willing to watch and listen.

kommonsentsjane
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Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
This young women (26) has a beautiful face – but tattoo’s detract. And spend less time on her face and devote more time to shedding the pounds.
kommonsentsjane

henacynflin
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Another mad step which might deter some folk from taking steps to improve their health. These people should think about the damage they are doing

JJ
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JJ

It’s more about health than looks. I am 5’1″ and usually weigh around 115 since I am a senior, age 67.
When I gained to 140, I was out of breath just sweeping/vacuuming my floors.
I noticed!!!
I have lost 15 lbs.(took several months) and am working on another 5 or so.
I am so much better physically and work outside a lot and do not get short of breath.

Dr. Eowyn
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Congrats on losing 15 lbs and getting healthier!