Obesity has been a huge issue in the past 10 years and the number of the overweight population is growing every day. Because of the unhealthy life of parents kids are being born with bigger chance to get obese and by sharing the same lifestyle in more occasions they do.
There has been a lot of arguing about the matter. Is it the parents fault? Is one of the reasons the quality of the food on the market? How it should be handled? One of the biggest problems related with the issue is the fact that overweight children do not have the needed motivation to change their way of living and they do not get the support of their parents. Is it worth to replace healthy meals and exercise with fast foods and video games, just because it is easier, without thinking about the consequences on one`s health?
In 2013 the UK retail chain Debenhams displayed in their stores size 16 mannequins. Even though the first reaction of the public was positive a lot of people have started to question the decision lately. Is this a nice gesture of tolerance or is it supporting the nation`s obesity? By promoting the image of plus size women the shop Is giving the idea that it is OK to be overweight and there is no reason to change it.
The public has to understand that it is not offensive to raise the issue. It seems like people don`t talk about it, scared that they will offend someone when in the same time the victims are exactly the people who are being so often “tolerated”.