A woman has come under fire after declaring that she believes that “fat people are not beautiful” and that “being fat is not okay”.
The anonymous Australian woman was featured in a TikTok video on a channel called Common Ground Convosa page that says they “ask the important but controversial question and then try to find common ground”.
In a video captioned, “Is it okay to be fat? What do you think?”, the presenter asks a woman on the street for her opinion on obesity.
“I don’t like fat people. It’s not okay to be fat,’ the woman explained.
The interviewer holds up a photo of plus-size influencer Tess Holliday and asks the woman what she thinks.
“No, I can’t look at that, sorry, I can’t,” she said.
“Would you ever like that? Would you ever consider that healthy?” he probed.
She both answered firmly ‘no’ and shook her head.
“Why are young people told that beauty is just a social construct?” he continued.
“That’s bulls-t” she replied.
“I don’t like fat people. Do you want a fat person who waddles, they can’t walk because their thighs are so big?
“It’s not healthy and it doesn’t look good.
“Maybe I’m politically incorrect, but I don’t care.”
As they stood in the street, the interviewer asked the woman her opinion on body positivity.
“What would you say body positivity is done right? he asked.
“Eat healthy, not too much sugar, everything in moderation,” she said.
The comment section on the video sparked a range of different opinions from people.
While some disapproved of what she had said, others said they agreed.
‘Calm down brother. She gives a work mom with 4 kids who forbid soda,” one said.
“How does someone’s appearance affect you?” asked another.
“However, why is it a problem for her? It really has nothing to do with her.”
“Finally someone who said it, pretty loud but 100 percent agree,” one added.
“I love her, the only lady who can speak the truth,” one commented.
“People would rather live in delusion than ever face reality.”
In a follow-up video, the channel spoke to two women who had different views on the subject.
“I can look at people and say that this person is overweight and not taking care of themselves,” the interviewer said.
“But I don’t think you should do that, because that’s unfair,” said one of the women.
“You don’t know that person.”
When he brought up Tess Holliday again, he asked the woman if she thought she was a good role model.
“Many factors play a role in this. I don’t know her diet. I don’t know her workout routine,” she replied.
“Wouldn’t you say you know just by looking at her?” the interviewer asked.
“Absolutely not, because I don’t know her.”
In the comments, the channel’s followers again had different opinions on the matter.
“When I think of a good role model, I think of her morals, values and kindness, not her size,” said one.
“Weight is not as simple as calories in and calories out. Many factors such as genetics, hormones and metabolism have to be considered.”
“This is what happens when we value feelings over facts,” said another. “You can definitely control your weight from a scientific perspective.”