Is the site of a chubby kid — in an effort to prevent more chubby kids — offensive to other chubby kids?
The state of Georgia has an anti-obesity campaign featuring images of some chubby kids. The Georgia Children’s Health Alliance said the ads were necessary to “jar parents of obese kids out of a state of denial that their children had a problem,” according to CBS News.
But some parents and activists argue the ads will only add to the stigma of kids struggling with their weight, and that “stigma is not an effective motivator.”
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance said, “Billboards depicting fat kids are extraordinarily harmful to the very kids they are supposedly trying to help.”
Take a look at the ads in the campaign (via Strong4Life.com) and see if you think the ads or more harmful than helpful:
All images and captions via Strong4Life.com
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