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Fat-Shaming Celebrities & What That Does to All of Us: An Interview with Researcher Amanda Ravary

December 09, 2019
Causes Or Cures
Fat-Shaming Celebrities & What That Does to All of Us: An Interview with Researcher Amanda Ravary
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Causes Or Cures
Fat-Shaming Celebrities & What That Does to All of Us: An Interview with Researcher Amanda Ravary
Dec 09, 2019
Dr. Erin Stair/ Amanda Ravary

 Society loves to shame people for their weight. It's called fat-shaming, and even though it doesn't do anything beneficial for physical or mental health on a societal or individual level, it happens all of the time. It's a form of bullying that often gets a pass under the guise of concern, small-talk or encouragement to lose weight. 
 Celebrities face constant scrutiny over their looks and weight and when they are fat-shamed, it's in a very public way: a viral social media post, a magazine article, a TV show, etc. And while we can imagine that this is a painful experience for the person being fat-shamed, does it impact the rest of us, and if so, how? 
Today's Causes or Cures podcast features Amanda Ravary, a clinical psychologist and researcher at McGill University that researched this topic. Specifically, she analyzed high-profile incidents of celebrity fat-shaming and studied the effects they had on a large sample of women. 
 Click to listen, subscribe to the podcast and email me, erin@bloomingwellness.com, if you have any comments or questions. 

Show Notes

 Society loves to shame people for their weight. It's called fat-shaming, and even though it doesn't do anything beneficial for physical or mental health on a societal or individual level, it happens all of the time. It's a form of bullying that often gets a pass under the guise of concern, small-talk or encouragement to lose weight. 
 Celebrities face constant scrutiny over their looks and weight and when they are fat-shamed, it's in a very public way: a viral social media post, a magazine article, a TV show, etc. And while we can imagine that this is a painful experience for the person being fat-shamed, does it impact the rest of us, and if so, how? 
Today's Causes or Cures podcast features Amanda Ravary, a clinical psychologist and researcher at McGill University that researched this topic. Specifically, she analyzed high-profile incidents of celebrity fat-shaming and studied the effects they had on a large sample of women. 
 Click to listen, subscribe to the podcast and email me, erin@bloomingwellness.com, if you have any comments or questions. 

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