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Old 03-26-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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I don't care about the ad so much, but I am alarmed how much obesity is now being normalized even for younger generations. It's one thing for someone to get heavier as they age (50's and 60's), but another for so many young people to be very overweight. Target aims for the younger crowd so that ad just normalizes a body that should be for an older woman, not a teen.

And you may say, who cares about fat or thin? How dare anyone fat shame? We'll we all will have to pay when the young obese grow into the old obese with diabetes and heart disease. If you visit the caregiver forum there are many who struggle to provide full physical care for a loved one with chronic health problems. Obesity just complicates that immensely. Our country already struggles with healthcare so I shudder to think of what we will face as obesity becomes normalized for the very young.
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Right, because everyone should have Type II Diabetes and share in the joy.



Even if it would be 90%, it doesn't make it "normal."
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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Well, I don't find excess cellulite to be particularly attractive but to each his own.
The point is to sell swim suits to average women, not to please your eye.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Coloradomom22 View Post
I don't care about the ad so much, but I am alarmed how much obesity is now being normalized even for younger generations. It's one thing for someone to get heavier as they age (50's and 60's), but another for so many young people to be very overweight. Target aims for the younger crowd so that ad just normalizes a body that should be for an older woman, not a teen.

And you may say, who cares about fat or thin? How dare anyone fat shame? We'll we all will have to pay when the young obese grow into the old obese with diabetes and heart disease. If you visit the caregiver forum there are many who struggle to provide full physical care for a loved one with chronic health problems. Obesity just complicates that immensely. Our country already struggles with healthcare so I shudder to think of what we will face as obesity becomes normalized for the very young.
I agree with this. There should be a happy medium where a variety of women are represented, without sending the message that it's all good to be an unhealthy weight.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Check out the back of the pack of a marathon these days- it's kind of like the Earth version of the Mos Eisley cantina. Lots of different bodies and body shapes and types, many of them a bit on the pudgy side. And, hey, they're going to finish a marathon today and you're not.
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