Thursday September 24, 2020

Off Message: The days of policing people’s bodies are over

Even the glossy magazines realise that fat-shaming is out of fashion. But, more than ever, we need to police our government’s lax attitude towards obesity

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

2nd February, 2020
Lizzo on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine: the singer insists on being seen, flab and all, and that's a wonderful thing

Are programmes about dieting and body transformations as popular as they used to be? I'm aware that television stations are still commissioning them, but I don't know if they fit the mood of the times any longer. My sense now is that we're more Dermot Bannon, less Operation Transformation. Our interests have changed: we‘ve gone from focusing on the externals of our bodies to focusing on the externals of our bathroom extensions.


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