We’re All Being Brainwashed With Fatphobic Clickbait
I think they only way you wouldn’t see it
Is if you just believed all of it, and saw it as
Simple. Never questioning
“Why are all the stories on my phone
Telling me to lose belly fat with one simple trick?”
“Why do I see so many videos of
Weight loss transformations that take months—
Edited to take place in mere seconds?
Does that set, I dunno—
An unhealthy and unrealistic expectation
For fat people to be able to change their bodies
Simply by coming to the realization
This is the most preposterous thing
People who are not fat
Fat people don’t know they are fat.
Folks it’s impossible.
You feel it sitting down. Lying down.
Standing up. Walking. Jumping. Rolling over.
Going to the store, going to work
Every part of being fat is something
That smacks you in the face
The click bait.
I literally can’t pick up my phone
To google something
Without reading an ad or a post title
That simplifies weight loss into a
It’s the business! Right—
Just gotta ignore it
Are you ignoring it?
Do you notice them?
Or is it so all encompassing
So everywhere, so deeply saturated
No where is free from an unsolicited weight loss trend, diet, or opinion
There are more forums for people
To vent about “how ridiculous body positivity is”
Than there ever have been forums about joining it.
There is no fat acceptance
There is no end to this
As long as people make money
With contempt, shame, and image—
Fatphobia will keep being used in marketing
As a general, powerful concept
That returns reliable results
From a reliably contemptuous public
Who all agree on one thing—
Everyone hates fat people and
Everyone is rooting for you, praying for you
Hoping for the day you look “changed” enough
To be welcomed and participate.