Sign The Petition To Remove ‘Feeling Fat’ Double Chin Emoji From Facebook

by Veronica Santos

Yes that’s right, Facebook has created a ‘feeling Fat’ emoji option. As you may already know, when you post your status, Facebook gives you an option to show to your friends (the world, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.) just how you feel in that moment. They even allow you to create your own if the 120 options they give you do not fit your particular mood at that time. 

However, this double-chinned emoji has raised quite a few other feelings on Facebook and outside of it. So many that an official petition on Change.org has been created by Catherine Weingarten and Endangered Bodies, asking Facebook to take down this new emoji.

This emoji is dismissive to those who are currently struggling with body image and/or eating disorders and the petition broadens the conversation by stating: “Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight. And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for.”

‘Fat Is Not A Feeling’ is a Tumblr page receiving posts from the hashtag #FatIsNotAFeeling, all of which promotes body positivity. 

And finally, if you need an extra boost of body lovin’ check out this video by Buzzfeed featuring a brave woman who tells her story about doing one of the most radical things women can do today: loving their bodies exactly the way they are.

images via Tumblr

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