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This Chinese Restaurant Awards Free Meals To Skinny Patrons

We’ve seen promotions where people dress up like cows or even utter a certain phrase to obtain a deal, but this might be the first time we’ve seen a restaurant make customers squeeze their way into free food.

Mr Zhao La Chufang in eastern China has a metal gate at the entrance where each opening is smaller than the last.

If a customer can squeeze through the smallest set of bars, they earn a free meal and beer.

That gap is about 6 inches, and according to owner Zhao Lang, only women have been able to get through and earn a free meal, according to Weird Wild World.

If you get through the 7-inch gap, you can still get yourself five free beers, which sounds better than the grand prize. The gap next to that is about 10 inches, which is way easier, and can still win you a free beer.

That next gap is almost 12 inches wide, and comes with more of an insult than anything, with the sign atop reading, “Your figure is just average, you shouldn’t ask for more.” The last tier is the easiest to get through, and all that earns you is another snarky sign that reads, “Are you sure you should be drinking beer?”

Lang claims that the challenge first started because the pollen outside forced them to leave the door open halfway, leading customers to squeezing in through the door.

That somehow translated into an obstacle course for its diners.

Lang also said that this isn’t so much fat shaming, but a way for people to be more mindful of their eating habits.

I’m not sure if that would fly here in the U.S., but Chinese restaurants has been known to reward guests by their appearance in the past. There was the restaurant that scanned customer faces and gave out free meals to those deemed “pretty.” There was also the Chinese restaurant that rewarded both its big and thin customers.

It’s an interesting gimmick, to say the least, and it doesn’t look like anyone’s feelings are hurt, since it’s voluntary. I’d still like to see a chubby-friendly promotion, though.

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Model Iskra Lawrence Has Perfect Response to Someone Who Called Her ‘Fat’ on Instagram

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Beloved plus-sized model Iskra Lawrence just responded to online haters in the most epic way.

Lawrence, who boasts over a million followers on her Instagram page, is a UK-based model and Aerie Real Role Model featured in the company’s un-airbrushed photo campaign.

Fed up with the online bullies who bash on her appearance in her pictures, Lawrence uploaded a photo and video to her account in an attempt to shut them up. The award-winning ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association is depicted lying on the ground surrounded by bags of chips.

Her action was in response to a cruel comment posted on her earlier posts that read:

“Fat cow. It’s only cus every F****r on this planet is obese that that’s the norm… Plus-size models? give me a F*****g breaking. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald’s, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps.”

✨😝Had to make a #slow-mo too😂…This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT. Thanks for the inspirational words on a recent pic @zseanzbrown 👇🏼 “Fat cow. It’s only cus every F****r on this planet is obese that that’s the norm… Plus-size models? give me a F*****g breaking. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald’s, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps.” Ps I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps but I’ll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly. The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides yourself worth✨ And sorry I’m usually not rude or give anyone the finger but these online trolls smdh 😂😂😂 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful

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Lawrence wrote back in the caption of a slow-mo video she also posted, which shows her eating a bag of chips in her bra and underwear. She wrote:

“I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps but I’ll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly. The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides yourself worth. And sorry I’m usually not rude or give anyone the finger but these online trolls smdh.”

Written by Laura Dang of NextShark

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Woman Says ‘Feeling Fat’ Is Not A Feeling, Forces Facebook To Remove ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji

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Catherine Weingarten (pictured above) didn’t appreciate seeing a chubby-cheeked, double-chinned emoji on a friend’s status update on Facebook. Having struggled with an eating disorder for years, that post made her angry, so she decided to do something about it.

She took to Change.org and gathered over 16,000 “feeling fat” protesters, and Facebook has obliged them. Here’s what Weingarten said in her post:

“Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I saw a friend’s status set to “feeling fat,” accompanied by an emoji with chubby cheeks and a double chin. I think it was supposed to be funny, but seeing this status made me feel angry.

As someone who has struggled with and overcome disordered eating, I know what it’s like to “feel” fat. I have spent years of my life consumed with negative thoughts about my body, and far too many days starving myself in an effort to lose weight. But even worse than the skipped meals and the hours spent obsessing in front of the mirror was the fear of what others thought about me and my body.

When Facebook users set their status to “feeling fat,” they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders. That is not ok. Join me in asking Facebook to remove the “fat” emoji from their status options.

Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight. And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for.

Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world right now. With 890 million users each day, it has the power to influence how we talk to each other about our bodies. I dream that one day the platform will actively encourage body positivity and self-esteem among its users, but for now, all I ask is that it stop endorsing self-destructive thoughts through seemingly harmless emojis.

Please sign to demand that Facebook remove the “fat” emoji from its status options and stop encouraging negative body image among girls.”

Facebook removed the “feeling fat” emoji this week and added their response to the petition, posted by Buzzfeed:

“We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove “feeling fat” from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook.”

No one wants to be reminded of their struggle with body image through a seemingly innocent emoji. Yet, for the rest of us who might not understand, there are so many questions like:

Can we really “feel fat”?

How will the rest of us express “feeling fat” without an emoji?

Is a “food baby” emoji more politically correct?

What are your thoughts on Facebook’s decision to remove “feeling fat” from your list of available “feeling” emojis?

Written by NextShark.com‘s Jacob Wagner || h/t: Mashable 

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This Lady Is Giving Out ‘Fat Letters’ Instead of Candy For Halloween

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Insert obligatory tricks over treats joke, here.

An anonymous woman in North Dakota has informed her neighbors that she will not be giving some of their children candy this Halloween because they are, in her opinion, “moderately obese.”

The offending letter has been republished online by North Dakoka news site Valley News Live, who reports it first got public attention after the author spoke out on a local radio show:

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According to Valley News, the anonymous Debbie Downer also discussed the motives behind her little stunt, saying “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”

Well, we think it’s really irresponsible to fat-shame five year olds on a sugar high (who also ostensibly have access to tons of eggs and toilet paper), and our hope is that the parents of West Fargo will step up and not allow grouchy neighborhood bullies to ruin their kids’ fun. Yeesh.

H/T + PicThx Valley News