Notorious fat shaming can make women judge more about overweight people.
Reactions such as fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's claim that singer Adele is a bit too thick & # 39; was, people's views change, a study suggests.
In a survey of more than 90,000 people, they saw that the anti-fat attitude of women showed an upward trend after a controversial fat-burning event.
Adele, pictured at the 2017 Grammy Awards, was called & # 39; a bit too thick & # 39; by the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld – scientists discovered that high-profile fat scandals are changing women's attitudes
Recent examples include a blogger who says that Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is no longer & # 39; hungry enough & # 39; looked to shine in the movie The Hunger Games.
A fashion critic said about Mad Men star Christina Hendricks that & # 39; You don't put a big girl in a big dress & # 39 ;.
And & # 39; shock jock & # 39; DJ Howard Stern called Lena Dunham, star and writer of Girls, a & # 39; small fat woman & # 39 ;.
In the fourteen days after these comments, and others like them, women had more negative views of fat people, scientists discovered.
This was assessed in an online experiment in which they were asked to categorize silhouettes of body sizes and negative or positive words.
Amanda Ravary, lead author of the McGill University study in Canada, said: & # 39; It is hard to escape from this kind of bold shaming messages, and our research suggests these messages that & # 39; fat is bad niet not only affects the purpose of the celebrity, but can also influence other women who hear about the comments.
& # 39; Yet we hear these things and often we don't do eyelashes.
& # 39; Disadvantage compared to people because of their weight is one of the last remaining forms of socially acceptable discrimination. & # 39;
Between 2004 and 2015, Canadian researchers searched for articles about fat shame from magazines, newspapers and internet blogs.
A fashion critic said about Christina Hendricks, an actress who is best known for playing Joan Holloway in Mad Men: & # 39; You don't put a big girl in a big dress & # 39;
Singer Kelly Clarkson was told by a TV anchor that she needed to stay away from the deep dish pizza & # 39;
Reality television star Kourtney Kardashian was told by her husband that she should lose her baby weight faster
This included the coverage of singer Kelly Clarkson who was told by a television anchor to stay away from the deep dish of pizza.
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The social circles of people can be a trigger for obesity, a study has suggested.
Experts warned in a study last month that obesity is a & # 39; social infection & # 39; can spread through communities.
Researchers have studied hundreds of military families in the US who cannot choose where they live.
Their results revealed that if you go to an area with a high level of overweight, it also increases your risk of becoming obese.
For each percentage increase in the local obesity ratio, the chance that a person would be overweight or obese increased by a maximum of six percent.
The researchers at the University of Southern California said that people take on unconscious behavior from others.
A total of 1,314 parents and 1,111 children participated, and their rates of obesity were a reflection of the national average.
Dr. Ashlesha Datar said: & # 39; Social infection in obesity means that if more people around you are obese, it can increase your own chances of becoming obese.
& # 39; You are unknowingly influenced by what people around you are doing.
& # 39; If you move to a community where a sedentary lifestyle is the norm, you participate. There is this social influence. & # 39;
And reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian was told by her husband that she had to lose her baby weight faster.
They then compared the scores of women in a test of prejudice against fat people, both in the two weeks prior to these episodes and the fourteen days thereafter.
This automatic bias test was based on women who categorized silhouettes of bodies as thick or thin, and words like & # 39; terrible & # 39; or & # 39; glorious & # 39; as positive or negative.
Sometimes they had to use just one letter on their keyboard to identify a fat person or a good word, making the task more difficult for women who unknowingly believed that fat people were associated with bad words.
If they responded more slowly, this suggested more prejudice.
In the two weeks following each of the 20 fat-burning cases in the study, women in this test showed more prejudices about fat people.
When they were explicitly asked how much they preferred thin people to fat people, or how warm they both felt, women showed no difference after fat-shocking events.
It was only their unconscious prejudice toward fat people that rose dramatically.
Professor Jennifer Bartz, one of the main authors of McGill University research, said: & # 39; These cultural messages seemed to reinforce the sense of gut level that & # 39; thin & # 39; is good and & # 39; bold & # 39; bad & # 39 ;.
& # 39; These media messages can leave a private trail in people's minds. & # 39;
The study, published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, showed that women were particularly prejudiced after a known fat-shaming incident.
These were assessed based on the number of times they appeared in the 20 researchers' analyzed articles.
Although the effects decreased five or six weeks after a fat-burning event, the results show that women have become more judgmental in the last 15 years.