Petition urges Facebook to remove 'feeling fat' status update

March 9, 2015 10:38 PM

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A body-image activist group called Endangered Bodies has launched a petition urging Facebook to remove the "feeling fat" status update and accompanying emoji. As of early this morning, the online petition had more than 15,000 signatures.

The Endangered Bodies activists believe that the "Feeling fat" choice, which is one of the preset options on Facebook's dropdown list of status updates, encourages body-shaming and self-destructive thoughts.

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