Facebook Faces Uproar over Feeling Fat Emoticon
- Facebook status
- Endangered Bodies
- Nearly 13,000 people have joined hands together to revolt against Facebook’s Feeling Fat emoticon in a movement called Endangered Bodies
- Facebook offers over 100 emoticons to its users to add a feeling to their post
To cut it short
Facebook has made it easy for us to express emotions through the use of emoticons. However, the Feeling Fat emoticon doesn’t sit well with body-positive activists. While Facebook was just trying to create some humor, a few critics found it demeaning for people who face obesity due to eating disorders. The activists believe that the emoticon has worsened the stigma that the fat people face every day. Looks like these protesters have never been exposed to light humor!