Facebook's "Feeling Fat" Emoji Falls Under Fire From Activists

March 6, 2015 11:48 PM

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Facebook's "Feeling Fat" Emoji Falls Under Fire From Activists

Facebook has been allowing users to use emojis to express when they are happy, upset or sick, but it's also been allowing users to say they're "Feeling fat," complete with a round face and double chin. Body image activists say this emoticon leads to people thinking it's OK to body-shame, according to reports.

Endangered Bodies, a body-positive group, is now campaigning to rid Facebook of the emoticon which it says can be harmful to those battling eating disorders, the Washington Post reported. By normalizing "feeling fat," it can make it seem OK to make it a pejorative. The group has started a Change.org...

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