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#ThisBody: Brands Are Celebrating Body Diversity & Self-Love Within Women

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  1. For all the “fat” comments being made on this thread – yes, I’m pretty sure these ladies are aware that carrying extra weight isn’t the healthiest option, but they STILL deserve the right to be respected and accepted until they reach their optimum goal! Do you REALLY think you bashing/talking slick about their size is the healthy motivation to get them where they need to go? If anything it will turn them off, away or sink them deeper into a depression they may be dealing with. I swear sometimes folks need to think outside of their own superficial thoughts. .

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  2. Brashaa Hoy says:

    Why do we wanna celebrate being unhealthy.

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  3. Chanel says:

    Let’s be honest. The journey to weight loss is neither easy or quick. When extremely obese people are in the process of losing weight they are going to look like the ladies in this photo for a while until the weight stops to drop. When extremely obese people are in the process of maintaining weight and/or not attempting to lose weight they are going to look like the ladies in this photo. This campaign is about promoting body ACCEPTANCE, because so often people give up on the bodies they want being too focused on hating the bodies they have. Everyone deserves to love the skin their in, and have representation of themselves in the media. Because just as important as physical health is mental health, and when we are stressed out hating ourselves whether fat or skinny, “healthy” or not, we are setting off reactions in our bodies that stimulate all types of physical problems. When women have a mentally healthy state,meaning a mind that accepts and loves themselves as they are they are more likely to take care better of themselves.

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  4. LOVE YOURSELF! If you love yourself you will take care of your body. You will do what you have to do to be healthy. The process to good health…especially if you’re like most Americans jus eating what’s affordable. It’s HARD. It takes time. You don’t just get small. These woman look beautiful. How is this promoting Obesity. They aren’t sitting at a buffet. How do you know the skinny models you see everyday on a regular aren’t two burgers away from a heart attack. Some of you saw big woman and just thought ‘unhealthy’ that’s the sad part.

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  5. Tia Murphy says:

    Awww that’s not nice….. those are beautiful women

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  6. JJ Jackson says:

    I can dig it lol

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  7. Self love is a beautiful thing

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  8. How is body diversity when I don’t see a thin person .. and guess what there are some natural very thin people and they struggle with weight gain .. This does not make sender

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  9. You have to love yourself where you are. If you dont even if the person lose weight, they still wont be happy.

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  10. And by right it should be

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  11. Being overweight is the leading cause of many diseases and death and must never be celebrated or made to look ok because it is not! Diabetes, heart disease and all sorts of cardiovascular diseases are common amongst overweight people so no, it’s not nice!

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  12. Tonya says:

    Stretch marks, heavy breasts, flat butts, big butts, saggy skin, cellulite, skin discoloration, “mummy pouches” etc are the female imperfections most women have to some degree sooner or later.. Those are the things that should be shown and accepted and seen as a natural and acceptable part of being a woman. But obesity? No. Obesity/anorexia are not natural aspects of the female body. They are health problems and should not be promoted

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  13. Jess says:

    Confidence has no size.

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  14. Joy Chi-Chi says:

    Confidence has no size…but your health should always be put into consideration. IJS

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  15. I dunno. It’s mostly fat women. Where’s the woman with a missing limb? Missing breast due to cancer? Burned skin, due to a jealous ex-boyfriend? They need more diversity.

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  16. Idk if this is celebrating, but including everyone. Health is important, but everyday women don’t need to be constantly reminded that their weight is an issue. They could be working towards being healthier, but also accepting themselves and not trying to fit in to others idea of beauty. Idk shit tho, I’m a skinny girl. *shrug*

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  17. BUT everybody isn’t plus size or have cerebral palsy so………

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  18. Self love is beautiful but sometimes these photos aren’t tasteful…. It almost seems like a mockery

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  19. Ms. Smith says:

    Zoe, if you would have started and ended with this : “we have to get out of our own way because our weight means a lot in regards to how WE FEEL, OUR HEALTH, and also our romantic eligibility. You gotta read in between the lines, Black Girl/Woman…we gotta be better than the competition, because when we’re on point we outshine all the others. Drink more water, eat some spinach with salmon… lift some weights, bitch AND do your fucking cardio. Get your sweat on.” Then you message might have been received more positively. I don’t believe we should put eachother down to get a point across, it’s just mean and not conducive to the situation.

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  20. BBW women are beautiful

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  21. Body diversity is just an excuse for people to have their 15 minutes of fame. Models are models for a reason. Why can’t people just accept it and get over it?

    In real life, as long as women are doing the best for our bodies, we will be confident enough to not be triggered by those genetically blessed.

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  22. Ovo Chaka says:

    Honestly. I’m a fat person and I don’t think obesity should be embraced or encouraged. When I was younger I was inspired b. Monique to say “fuck the skinny life & im phat, etc etc” but realistically , it spiraled out of control & I’ve completely ruined my body to the point that it’s pointless to even lose weight. Fat ppl claim to accept themselves bc they don’t have the will power to actually lose weight. And this photo isn’t “beautiful”.

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    1. Robyn Aware says:

      exactly! I’m british and I spent a year in america where i got fatter and fatter and when I came back home I made sure I got on that treadmill and lost the weight not because I didn’t like my shape or size but because I did not want to have health issues! ! There have been heart and diabetes issues in my family..not for me. no thanks! And I notice a lot more men approached me with the extra weight so if anything in the black community it takes more courage to be slim since the men go crazy for a ‘thick’ girl.

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  23. Where’s the women with tattoos!

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  24. Faith Murray says:

    Yes embrace yourself big small tall short but are we living healthy I’m not at the “normal weight” but I’m healthy it all depends on your health

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  25. Diversity? WHERE’S THE FIT WOMAN WHO LOVES HERSELF ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY USE HER BODY TO TAKE CARE OF IT??? #stilllooking #getreal #lookupdiversity

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  26. Good 4them. But lets not 4get heart problems,diabetes and hypertension. These are serious issues that some of these women will face if they remain overweight. Nobody is asking them to be skinny or diet. But food portion control, 1 galon of water a day and walking would benefit them.

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  27. Ana X says:

    All I got from this was big girl love. Not diversity. Im black, short and thin. I dont see a reflection of me in anyone above. Not even close. So no to the diversity aspect as the title implies but yes I do see to self love and acceptance.

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  28. Nova Misses says:

    Confidence and self love is great and sexy but what’s not sexy is heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Your organs were not designed for the extra weight. Your heart is supposed to beat for one, not two.

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  29. What is diverse about this picture? I absolutley believe in big and beautiful,but who they kidding? Whoever the creatove director behind this shoot was they weren’t displaying diversity,they were displaying their own laziness.

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  30. Jazii Jay says:

    I can’t support it. I have people in my family dying before 50 due to illnesses that could be prevented through weight management, and healthy eating.

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  31. Nah, this isn’t healthy…stop lying to women

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  32. Jaimi says:

    I’m so over this body diversity BS. I don’t want to see women that don’t care about their health. There are women who are naturally thick. Show THEM. There are women who are naturally thin. Show THEM. There are women who are naturally muscular. Show THEM. And guess what, all of them are told that they’re not perfect so show everybody that actually care about the bodies they are blessed to have. Obesity is not sexy or beautiful. Truth hurts.

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  33. Lomd says:

    I feel bad that they dragged the woman in the wheel chair, even the transgendered woman, in this photo shoot filled with women who most likely choose to be fat and destroy their bodies and health.

    The woman in the wheelchair would probably prefer to have a body that can walk and run and is completely healthy and functional. But because she has a disability she’s been convinced to take a photo with these obese women who avoid those things.

    Also, I guess by “non-European” beauty standards, the “standard” thing to do is to hide your stomach by having your panties up high. Hmmm, I wonder why.

    The only two people who have a legitimate case for “body acceptance” are the woman in the wheelchair and the transgendered woman.

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  34. Zoe says:

    Unfortunately, I think this campaign is disgusting and horrendous. It’s okay to be a tad overweight (it IS the holiday season) but these bitches are straight up obese. I used to be large (not like these broads) but with training and proper dieting, I was able to trim down, lean out and achieve a tighter, firmer and more slender look. Now I’m killing the game and way ahead of it in my mid-twenties. Let’s be serious, here. I’m saying ladies, we have to get out of our own way because our weight means a lot in regards to how WE FEEL, OUR HEALTH, and also our romantic eligibility. You gotta read in between the lines, Black Girl/Woman…we gotta be better than the competition, because when we’re on point we outshine all the others. Drink more water, eat some spinach with salmon… lift some weights, bitch AND do your fucking cardio. Get your sweat on. These women aren’t even the “pleasantly plump” type, they look unhealthy. This is a disgrace and a slap in the face to the ‘get healthy’ initiatives out here. This is promoting lack of respect for the body. I’m so disappointed.

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