Body & Media Lab

Renee Engeln at Northwestern University

New York Times: The Problem with Fat Talk

On Tuesday, in the wake of an online petition signed by thousands of people, Facebook announced that it was removing “feeling fat” from its list of status update emoticons. The petition argued that the offending emoticon, with its chubby cheeks and double chin, reinforced negative body images, and Facebook seemed to agree.

 

Read more at the New York Times.