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Is Fat Ugly?

By July 21, 2003

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One forum member asks the intriguing question: "I was wondering how many people out there think that fat is ugly? I sometimes see women that are a bit heavy or a bit, as some people like to call it "full figured" and personally I find these women to be very attractive." As you can imagine, this sparked a heated debate about what we think is pretty. What do you think? Come join the discussion.

Comments
September 23, 2006 at 2:55 am
(1) Joel says:

Fat people can have good looking features and fat people can have ugly features too.They however are not accepted in soceity as good looking.When I say fat I mean past thick, solid, sturdy and that stuff.Literally fat I mean.No matter how fat you are you can have good looking features but soceity refuses to accept fat people as good looking really.Look at the lady from the biggest loser Gilian.She always had good looking features and I’m sure some guys saw she had the potential to be good looking but because she was so fat her features were not acknowledged.I’m not gay or anything but look at Biggie Smalls on the other hand not only was he fat but ugly.No matter how much weight he woulda lost he woulda stil been ugly.

February 8, 2007 at 4:59 pm
(2) Amy says:

I think Skinny people can be just as ugly as fat people. Sometimes people are just not attractive in general. Could be bad teeth, unporpotional figure even though they are correct weight. I think people without a weight problem need to take a better look in the mirror and recognize the flaws they have just as well as heavyset people. No one is perfect and in order to be you have to spend thousands of bucks to be. In most would consider perfect to be fake.

February 20, 2007 at 12:00 pm
(3) Bob says:

Wow Laura you are sooooo depressed. You need help. big time.

March 15, 2007 at 5:32 pm
(4) lei says:

It’s ridiculous to think that all fat people are ugly. There are PLENTY of ugly skinny people. But unfortunately, in this society, fat people are not viewed as beautiful. I’ve seen many times, beautiful fat women who can’t get dates, while there skinny and unattractive counterparts get the hottest guys! But there are some cultures that view FAT as being beautiful. Tocarra is beautiful (even though she shed some pounds) Beautiful AND ugly people come in all shapes and sizes!

April 6, 2007 at 3:32 am
(5) dave says:

Lets face it-Life isn’t always fair.Whether we admit it or not,society has conditioned us to recognize that which is beautiful in appearence (which all of us hope to have)and what is ugly.I am neither proud nor ashamed to plainly state that I was ugly as a kid,as a teenager,as a young adult,and as as I am now at 54.I was thin until my 20′s and have been obese since then.Having been recently diagnosed as diabetic,I am currently losing weight rapidly,but I have no illusions about ugliness somehow dissappearing with my weight loss.People in my situation (and there are many of us)have no use for the “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”crap.We’ve come to terms with how we appear to the world a long time ago,and we go forward as best we can.As Gino Vannelli sang it in his song ‘Ugly Man’-”…and how my heart is clear,cause I have from what I do–And I do just what I am’.

April 18, 2007 at 1:03 pm
(6) Sean says:

“…unfortunately, in this society, fat people are not viewed as beautiful”

It would be unfortunate if fat/unhealthy people were perceived as beautiful. We are killing ourselves with food and all people care about is not hurting other peoples feelings. A truly attractive person is someone who noticed they were getting fat and then did something about it and now lead a healthy lifestyle.

April 29, 2007 at 4:32 pm
(7) EmmANy says:

well actually being fat is a hell for me!! i want to do things but scared of what might pipol gonna think of me…. they always says that fat person are very lazy but ill tell to you it is not true!!

and i red a book about how to be thin it says their that if you are born fat your chances too be thin is not that big.. so i wish also that fat person can also be accepted.. and dont be discriminated

May 17, 2007 at 4:47 pm
(8) mara says:

fat is not always ugly if you carry it well i myself need to loose weight but i have never found it hard to get a guy. skinny people are not always good looking.your face is forever fat is not.i can loose weight but some will always be ugly not to sound mean.but im sick of people who make fun just cause people are different. we all have flaws. ugly feet a big hairy mole something no one is perfect.

May 29, 2007 at 9:35 pm
(9) pat says:

fat is extremely ugly to me. i have heavy friends but they are not attractive at all. when i express that i find very lean to be attractive, i get mocked, railroaded and told off. because fat is so normal now in america, lean people are becoming the butt of jokes. i am sick of it. fat is UGLY.

June 3, 2007 at 1:03 am
(10) Salina says:

people come in all shapes and sizes. Society NEEDS to embrace that. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes as well. I have seen ugly skinny people and I have seen ugly fat people- and the other way around. I am not saying that being too overweight is healthy or anything, but neither is being too thin. It is unfortunate that people, like Pat, are SO pathetic that they must generalize that all overweight people are ugly….that is just rediculous. It also shows that the people who talk like that aren’t very good looking themselves ( when your attitude is ugly, so are you…..) For future reference, different people are attracted to different things

June 4, 2007 at 2:35 pm
(11) Shannon says:

FAT PEOPLE ARE SO UGLY! stop eating and go to the gym. do you see fat people who are rich? no. do you see fat people who are happy? no. whos pretty in hollywood, or even the real world? SKINNY PEOPLE! its never going to change, and won’t be different. I guess fat people just have to deal with it.

June 10, 2007 at 11:34 am
(12) louise kelly says:

society is unfair it really is alot o us can,t help being heavy and having a fat face the scoiety of to day needs a wake up call.itsn,t always what you look on the outside what counts and how you come across at people.it girls with fat faces have to cheek implants just to suit the media needs which are right down selfish and shallow ,men reject girls who might not win a beauty contest as a reject and to be hated by all. who see her just like the ugly duckling.

June 13, 2007 at 8:02 pm
(13) sam says:

umm…shannon you are really rude and do you always see rich skinney ppl?? NO, do you always see happy skinny ppl? HELL NO!
sop i think you need to stop being so ignorent and take a lookat the real world NOT EVERY1 IS PERFECT!! im sure your not SKINNY PPL ARE UGLY TO!!!

June 13, 2007 at 9:19 pm
(14) nyjaiuh says:

Fat is pretty on some people like me im 5’8 has nice face i could go for an plus size model and also i always has boyfriends thier are some people think we are ugly because we have extra skin on our body but to be real people are ugly when they are not naturally skinny

June 13, 2007 at 9:31 pm
(15) Stonie says:

I don’t think fat is ugly to me it depends on how you carry yourself but personally i think fat women should do it big every time we go out because we are depict as an laughing stock to society I’m also plus size very attractive 5’8 i can go for an plus size model always carry myself correct just because we have extra skin on our body dosen’t mean we are ugly i mean i never find trouble with getting an date and also fat women we supposed to have an go personality about us . but to be real all these diets and people getting skinny to the point they are scary that’s ugly if you are not naturally skinny don’t try to be because you will come out looking like star jones and shannon get an damn life .

June 14, 2007 at 6:04 pm
(16) Pywakitt says:

I have seen enough Fat for a lifetime living in Utah!! The shows that reward these men and women for being obese is ridiculous and very unhealth! They dnce now and die from heart failure later! I am by no means justifying to thin either! These Fat Pushers should be ashamed of themselves for putting on a circus of “Fat Dancers”. They may be the sweetest people with all the right moves but Fat is UGLY!!no matter! Fat woman should excercise by pushing away from the table.

June 17, 2007 at 3:25 pm
(17) Lisa says:

I just recently lost forty pounds. I look better than I ever have and now wear an 8. I used to wear an 18 and was toldI was pretty, just too heavy. I’n now slim, but I won’t date at the moment. I’m very scarred from my experiences. I look great on the outside, but will always be a fat girl on the inside.

June 22, 2007 at 11:53 pm
(18) kool says:

ok so yea im on the bigger side i was average up until my sophmore year in highschool then i put on the weight for football and never lost it now i do have strong stomache arms legs etc. it just has a little layer of fat over it i mean i played football so is that really fat i would say yea but honestly as long as you can stand there and say im better then this if all i care about is hwo fat i am i have no life self confidence i may be fat or obese but i dress well im very clean shaven smell good all the time drive a nice car and carry myself to a T thats how it has to work if you dont care then people wont care to look image is only a little of looks most image is about how you carry the look if u look down at the ground walk hunched over you look a mess but if u stand tall smile and are firm you look good so really weither your skinny as a tooth pick or fat as a whale you gotta learn how to carry yourself thats the only way and if people dont like you F**** them they dont know you for all they know you could be a good fun person

June 23, 2007 at 4:17 pm
(19) Beck says:

I think that overweight people are beautiful and thin people are beautiful. Unfortunetly not all people are accepting of larger figures than others. I am on the heavier side and I hate it! Anywhere I go I feel like people are judgeing me. Sometimes I wear sunglasses all day just so i dont have to make eye contact with anyone.

July 1, 2007 at 9:05 pm
(20) diemond says:

fat is not ugly im plus sized and im only 13 i want to b a model and i have been 2 several modeling companies that have offered me contracts but i did not have the money at the time dont judge people by the outside i believe im sexy and therefore other people do 2 its all about ur swagger not wat u look like skinner people have higher selfesteem because the are excepted more than fat people bit believe me its all in the confidence [o and by the way not all fat people r unheatlthy i am perfect healthy i cheerlead swim blay b-ball and football and im a great dancer all that lazy fat people crap is just a stereotype]

July 4, 2007 at 7:49 pm
(21) Thomas says:

Almost everybody believes Fat is Ugly because it is seen as unhealthy. Being too skinny is just as unhealthy. A first impression of a woman who is healthy and in shape is more attractive than a woman who is fat or thin. First impressions count a lot. If anyone is over or under weigh please practice eating and exercising as healthily as you can and IN TIME you will GAIN SELF-CONFIDENCE, have LESS HEALTH PROBLEMS, LIVE LONGER, be more likely to be HAPPIER, and be MORE LIKLEY TO ATTRACT A BETTER MAN. Please think of your own health benifits FIRST

July 4, 2007 at 9:23 pm
(22) Carrie says:

ya know…I have been heavy since my 1st child, who is 17, I am constantly told I have a beautiful face, but have been struggling trying to lose weight for years. I know what I want, but I don’t know why I can’t just do it. I am working on myself though. Sometimes being overweight has more to it than just overeating. Once I love ME, for ME, then I think losing the weight and getting healthy can work. We have to love ourselves people. And yes, there is beauty in everyone….Lets love everyone!!!

July 5, 2007 at 3:56 pm
(23) cHaNtAl says:

I HATE BEING FAT!!! look at all the magazines and fashion shows it makes me feel bad about myself! I HATE IT!!! ppl make you feel ugly too they make u feel like your totally ugly!!! guys dont go for us either !! im gonna be a virgin for like the rest of my life cuz of that!!!!!!!!!

July 9, 2007 at 7:04 pm
(24) MARI says:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yUTJQIBI1oA

I RECOMMEND EVERYONE READ THE FOLLOWING:

THE OBESITY MYTH BY PAUL CAMPOS
REAL WOMEN DON’T DIET BY KEN MAYER
AND CHECK OUT THE ABOVE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

GET HEALTHY, NOT SUPERTHIN, IT LASTS LONGER! I’M A SIZE 22 AND ENJOYING LIFE.

July 10, 2007 at 4:26 pm
(25) Sophia says:

I have seen many “fat” people who I think are good looking because they have a nice looking face, to my kind of taste, and dress nice. What drives me nuts is when someone is a size 20 and refuses to acknowledge it and wears clothes that are way too small in size. Face reality. Wear clothes that fit. I have gained 35 pounds in the last 5 years, partly due to muscle (working out) and partly due to just not being a young little 20-yr-old any more. Metabolism slows down. I have donated most of my ‘skinny jeans’ to charity. Life goes on. My husband still thinks I’m hot. I’ve also seen people who are anorexically thin and that is NOT a pretty sight. I shouldn’t be able to count your ribs without an X ray. Ick. Eat something! Drink some water and juice! Good lord.

Also, I consider my body to be “unproportional” [this is for Amy] and so what? It’s in my genes. I can’t help it that my hips come one size larger than my waist (making it really hard to shop for pants) and two sizes larger than my bust. This has always been the case, since puberty. Nothing I can do about it except breast implant surgery and I’ve decided I don’t want to spend my money that way, nor do I want to undergo surgery and painful recovery just for something cosmetic. My choice. If you don’t like it, I don’t care.

I have a couple of relatives that I love dearly but are extremely overweight and while I don’t think they are ugly, I think they are pretty in fact, I do wish they would lose weight so that they would have the health problems, including pain in the back and legs.

July 10, 2007 at 4:33 pm
(26) Sophia says:

Typo in my last paragraph — probably obvious but I meant to say “so that they would NOT have the health problems…”

July 12, 2007 at 6:53 pm
(27) Anna says:

Fat is unhealthy. It’s normal and ok to not be attracted to fat people. That doesn’t make me a bad person. To me, fat=ugly. And you know what, to someone else, blonde=ugly, and to someone else, short=ugly. You can’t argue a preference. I am not attracted to people with rotten teeth, physical deformities, or severely overweight. It may not be kind, but it’s life. Looks DO matter.

July 12, 2007 at 6:57 pm
(28) Krystal says:

PS, I am TIRED of the “real women have curves” crap. When did “curves” become “folds”? I am very healthy, eat light, exercise, and am thin. Does this not make me a “real woman”? I enjoy taking care of my body, it’s the only one I’ll ever have.

BTW, this is not a dig on women who are bigger. We come in all sizes and shapes, but to hate on women who go out of their way to be thin makes large women no better then the snotty kids yelling “fatty” to every overweight woman walking by. Respect goes both ways.

July 16, 2007 at 10:10 pm
(29) i dont care says:

fat people suck i’m fat and i say that were all ugly you can all be motivationa if you want being skinny is only way to feel happy with self you can huv these little motivational meetings about fat is beautiful but its no it will never be and thats that so stop making up lies saying fat is beautiful.*

July 23, 2007 at 4:47 am
(30) Joy says:

Oh come on get over yourselves. Really people everyone is beautiful no matter who you are! Stop acting like you are still in high school and grow up. Fat thin we are who we are. Nothing can change that. Everyone is special. Really! You control what happens. A more heaviset person might be very happy eating food. And the thinner person might be happier exercising. Instead of complaining about it go and help each other out. If you think someone is fat and you really dislike it go talk to that person and see if you can help them exercise. If you think someone is thin then talk about yummy recipes. That is what life is about. :)

July 29, 2007 at 4:12 pm
(31) Joyce says:

Oy. I think I’m going to start a new movement on the internet: “Ungrammatical is Ugly.” That’s right, folks, people who can’t be bothered to treat the English language with the same respect and care they would lavish on a stray dog…Ugly! People who are flaunting the fact that they didn’t pay attention in third grade and are proud of it…Ugly! People who can’t be bothered to hunt for that pesky “shift” key so they can type the occasional capital letter…Ugly! One more thing, guys: I have never once met anyone who has been browbeaten or insulted for preferring thin over fat. So, please, can we put this urban myth out of its misery right here and now?

August 18, 2007 at 11:42 pm
(32) Sol says:

I think all this preoccupation with ugly, beautiful, fat and skinny is a distrationary technique. I am a ‘recovered’anorexic and struggle everyday to not get caught up in the endless trap of superficiality. Why aren’t we debating what intelligence or intergrity is? Instead all most people think about is how they look. What do you think happens as you age fat or not beauty fades. This world is set up so we all spend our time worrying about crap. Alcohol and smoking kill more people then being fat does. The reason weight gets attacked is cause its visable and easy to attack. History shows humans love to make groups of induviduals into ‘the other’ its an us and them mentality that keeps us all at odds with eachother. Please stop buying into the hype, think about who controls what you think is beautiful and take back control of your ideas and ideals. Its hard but HEAPS more rewarding to stop distracting yourself and buying your way to happiness and instead realise that your mark on this earth is measured by the type of person you choose to be. Hollywood is another planet, we live in the real world and our happiness lies in moving toward addressing the real issues, trust me beauty isn’t one of them!

August 25, 2007 at 1:12 am
(33) Over Weight says:

I am over weight. The space is intentional. I am over constantly thinking about how much I weigh, and what people think about my body. Health is beauty, so the best thing to do for myself is eat healthy food and work out. Compalining that others do not find me beautiful, or critisizing people for their ideals, will do me no good. Fat people, myself included, need to stop hating ourselves before we expect anybody else to see beauty in us.

August 30, 2007 at 2:57 pm
(34) hilary says:

ok here’s the deal…fat people are unhappy because “beautiful people ” are considered to be thinner fit persons.telling fat people that they are beautiful and tht they have great features or amazing personalities depress them even more uz they simply knw that ur being untruthful with them. i knw wut im saying cuz i’ve been fat for 5 years im in highschool and its rly hard …im battling with depression by myself . you’re probably saying wow that girl have issues. it’s true it’s hard to be stuck in this figure . go work out … follow diets …simple words not so easy to apply. ” im fat n beautiful and im happy ” if you ever hear this i can guarantee u that they are in big denial .

September 1, 2007 at 8:13 pm
(35) andrea says:

I like how every time weight and appearance are mentioned it’s somehow automatically linked with femininity and being a woman. So typically patriarchal. “Fat is unattractive? Of course fat women are unattractive!” I never saw any discernment of gender in the original article. Fat men should be considered just as ugly as fat women (not that I think fat=ugly) considering men don’t have anything biologically speaking to stall and hinder their weight loss. They lose weight so fast and so easily there is simply no excuse for a man to be overweight. There needs to be a shift in focus in this society. Too many people are so focused on their weight that they lead unhealthy lifestyles just to get the weight off, negating any benefits weight loss would have had. It’s even worse if they gain the weight back after failing to maintain the diet. Fat should be accepted as the norm in this society. Face it, with the changes to our culture in the past 100 years, an epidemic in obesity was bound to happen. It’s best that we get the fat=ugly part over with so people will stop trying to lose weight for looks and start trying to live a healthy lifestyle.

September 13, 2007 at 7:36 pm
(36) Veronica says:

I am slightly overweight and yes it is ugly, i do not care what anyone has to say about that. For instance say you have your husband who says he loves your weight the way it is but then later you see that he was on some web site with thin girls with big tits, small waist, big behind. so what does that tell you , thin will always be sexy, you know when you look at yourself in the mirror you wished you had a figure that was more appealing to clothes and yes i know this for i was once in a size 24 and it killed me, my health was bad, i was alwways out of breath, now i am a size 12 and i am much happier. Both can be beautiful yes but smaller in size is better only for your health issues. I see many full figured women that are gorgeous , but beauty won’t help your healt issues!!!

September 16, 2007 at 3:17 am
(37) Rain says:

Fat shouldn’t be accepted as the norm. The majority of the world’s population isn’t overweight just America’s and I can’t see why. Simple changes like walking instead of driving or getting off the bus a few stops early can make a huge difference. Many people will claim that they are naturally heavy, or have gland problems, but it is hard to believe that over 50% of the U.S. population have ‘gland’ problems.

Get off the computer and stop complaining about your weight. Most thin people are thin not because they are lucky but because they watch what they eat and they excercise.

To answer the question fat is ugly for both men and women. Many fat people may have pretty facial features but they don’t have a nice body. I know this is petty, but I keep in shape why shouldn’t I go out with people who do the same to.

October 24, 2007 at 12:05 am
(38) Brooke says:

This comment is directed toward Shannon. I’m sorry but some of the wealthiest people are fat. They are heads of businesses or writers for shows and such. They are just behind the scenes. And anyways, some people who excersise frequently and eat well are still larger than some of their peers. It happens, and as long as you take pride in yourself, no one is going to care about your weight.

November 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm
(39) Alana says:

I think some people need to do some research Just because someone is over weight doesnt automatically make it their fault. New studies show that poverty is linked to obesity, ironically. 1) to buy the same amount of food low income families have ot cut food costs. Most of the cheap low cost food are high in starch, fats, and sugars. There are cheap health foods but to make ends meet low income families are forced to work twice if not 3 times harder to make ends meet and unfortunately dont have time to spend a lot of time on meals. 2) When parents cut their food intake for their children so they dont go hungry the yoyoing of the food consumption causes the body to go into starvation mode and store tons of excess calories. Its kinda sad how giving up a meal for someone else would come back to effect you.

Question why is it that we are sympathetic with people who are anorexic or bulimic because of them giving into society’s pressure to be thin, but NOT to compulsive overeaters. Compulsive overeating is also an eating disorder except it is caused by severe trauma. So we are sympathetic with giving into pressure but not with people who have had traumatic experiences.

just something to think about…

November 11, 2007 at 8:25 pm
(40) Amy says:

i dont even know anymore..
im only 15 and im not too overweight,i suppose..well,i dont look a pound over 160,but i am.
i think its cuz im 5’9″ so it evens out.
and i have been told im beautiful and that i should even be a model!
but i have begin to wonder what “beautiful”
really is..its something that people use to label others. your either UGLY or BEAUTIFUL
and its all based on looks,i think that beauty should be a little more complex.like,inner and outer beauty should both be a counterpart of overall “beauty”.
so,i dont know.if someone is “fat” yes they CAN be beautiful.and even if someone is stick skinny they can be beautiful too.
but then again they can also be ugly.
i’ve decided thats its just all labels and labels are not my thing.and if you ask me if i think i am beautiful,im gonna be honest yes i am GORGEOUS inside and out
people are too scared to be proud of
themselves

and its getting a little annoying
love yourself
no matter what ppl say otherwise.

November 19, 2007 at 4:36 pm
(41) greg says:

If you feel that you are beautiful then people will precieve you as just that. You just need the confidence in yourself.

November 25, 2007 at 2:31 pm
(42) Deri says:

Sean # 8 posting and Shannon #13 posting…and others I read…u people lack intelligence. I am “fat” and am NOT unhealthy. I don’t have diabetes or heart disease or any other stereotyped disorder or “fat” persons disease. Weight is not only genetic but environmental. Yes exercise does help, but NIMRODS…it’s also genetic. No matter how much I exercise or watch what I eat, I will never be my “ideal weight.” NEVER…!!
I am beautiful as well as fat. I have very pretty features and if a guy that I’m attracted to or another person I come across doesn’t appreciate me for who I am, then so be it. But, I’m not depressed or whatever else. I don’t sit on the couch 24/7. I know skinny people that do that. So that’s a stereotype that fat people hang out on the couch.
Some of the postings on here are just insane…what is wrong with society.
Fat discrimination is the last safe form of discrimination.
Maybe you should worry that fat is becoming an epidemic…and you’ll soon fall victim to it, or your children will. That would be poetic justice eh, to have a child who is fat.
Oh and another posting I read that some dude wrote about him working out and he would want someone who does the same. How does he know the “fat” woman he passes by doesn’t exercise at the gym?

November 28, 2007 at 3:03 am
(43) ashley says:

to say that all thin girls are ugly sticks is like ne saying all heavy people are ugly cows! i am thin from my dads side ne the family and i an damn happy. you calling skinny girl ugly makes you no better than the skinny girls that make fun of the fat girls.

December 2, 2007 at 6:08 am
(44) Marie says:

To start off, I am small and thin. I have always been.

I can be attracted to a “fat” man or woman just as much as I can be attracted to a “thin” man or woman.

It is when I see a person purposefully eating themselves to death, I will then label them ugly. Not because they are fat, but because they are dead, inside and and out. They have given up and are killing them selves. They eat and eat and eat without even making the effort, or get psychological help, if it is what they need to battle an eating addiction. I find that person, not their body, ugly.

The same with an unrealistically skinny person. I once had a girl come up to me and say, wow you are skinny, I wish I had a body like you! Considering I could see the girls ribs through her shirt (obvious anorexic!)I felt like slamming my take out french fries in her face and scream, “eat something, you look like a damned skeleton with eyeballs, your dumb…” Well, you get it.

The fact remains people, especially you young girls, being fat is not something to beat yourself up about. Take walks, opt for a salad, heck 4 salads, to fill you up instead of that MCDonalds hamburger meal. If you feel a craving for ice cream or a chocolate, eat it, don’t beat yourself up over it! Have a carrot after words and never think of it again. The more stress you feel and guilt over eating and what you look like, the more you will gain! Turn up the music in your room and dance until you can’t dance any more! And top that off with a new hair cut, and a warm bath. Treat yourself good, and you will feel good, inside and out. The weight will drop, when you close your ears to people with UGLY ATTITUDES!

And if you are a gal or guy out there who is big and like being that way, then good for you. Just don’t compromise your health. If you find it hard to get out of bed, please, it is time to drop a dress size or two! But if you are happy, and relatively healthy, then you are beautiful to me!

December 7, 2007 at 3:32 pm
(45) Beth says:

of course fat is ugly. How can something so unhealthy be beautiful?
I think it’s one thing saying that teenage girls are under too much pressure to be thin, but surely this is better than them thinking it is okay to be fat when it blatently isn’t, and it also looks awful.

I don’t think anyone is ever happy with their body, but personally I’d rather be pretty and maybe not normal weight than anything else. It’s shocking that now the ‘average’ weight is somethign that would previously have been overweight. It obviously shows that as a society we are becoming more lax and should start approaching the fact that fat is just as bad as skinny.

December 9, 2007 at 11:12 am
(46) Jeska says:

It’s sometimes hard, as a result of low self-esteem, to carry even a few pounds extra. Like so many other millions of people I was the fat girl in school and was told horrible things by not only my peers, but by my teachers as well. I wasn’t even fat: I was 5 ft 7 in grade 5 and weighed a healthy 150 lbs! But, as I was developed in comparison to girls my age, I was fat, “bad”, stupid… the names go on. I look back and laugh. I do however have an eating disorder since those days, one that I’ve kept very secret from people. If other people are like this, I urge you, GET HELP. We are all good and weight should never be a factor. As for myself I am getting better slowly but surely. Have faith in yourself, if nothing else.

December 11, 2007 at 10:15 pm
(47) Kysondra says:

yes, i’m some 14 year old girl who really shouldn’t give a damn what people say about how “fat” people are ugly or beautiful, but for some reason it’s making me feel quite bitter. I find myself between “of course fat is ugly” and “I can be attracted to a “fat” man or woman…” why not? but what is ulgy? why is it ugly? is it right to call people ugly? yeah sure its okay to call someone who’s beautiful beautiful but is it all right for you to make that decision yourself? “fat” is f.a.t. i know it may sound mean but think about it. people get fat. people lose fat. why flipp out over something like this. there are people who are tall, small, black, white, yellow, and i don’t know, purple! simply put there are people who are flippen colors of the rainbow. and most don’t care… why care if someone’s bigger then the other. its just making that person more original. who cares, just leave it be. i mean if somone’s heart was going to be consuned with fat then… thats a problem.. other wise let it be… let fat be fat.

December 17, 2007 at 8:52 am
(48) KL says:

I put on a lot of weight during my marriage and then lost 40lbs during the divorce; however, I was a UK22 then and now I am mainly a UK16 (my top half varies by clothing manufacturer) and I am still seen as fat.

I looked up the definition of plus size (a term I hate because it segregates normality) and it now says that UK size 12 (US8)is plus sized.

Even though I now look stunningly average, I don’t feel confident in my looks, I feel perplexed if someone pays me any compliment because I still see myself as huge.

Money makes no difference it just shifts attractiveness from looks to your wallet and what you can give others (viz exhusband).

Yes, I was a fat ugly woman with a stunningly beautiful bank balance.

January 1, 2008 at 4:48 am
(49) Eric says:

The words “Ugly” or “Fat” should never be used to describe a persons appearance! It is not about features or size it is about the capacity to give and accept goodness and love. The sum of our worth is in our soul not in the eyes of others or the reflection we see in the mirror.

January 22, 2008 at 2:36 pm
(50) JS says:

Perhaps one of the reasons that fat is regarded as unsexy is because it *obscures* secondary sexual characteristics.

The purpose of those characteristics is to advertise good genes: i.e. broad shoulders (as a ratio against waist), substantial muscle mass, defined jawline and so on for men are classic indicators of long-term (reasonably) high testosterone levels. Similarly there are visual indicators of high oestrogen levels in female development (ratio of waist to hip for example).

If someone has a lot of fat on them, these things are harder to see. Although they clearly aren’t the only characteristics (symmetry is another indicator of gene quality), is it not plausible that fat people find their own otherwise desirable characteristics obscured by their body fat?

An opinion about whether someone is ugly or beautiful to a viewer will probably have a lot to do with their subconscious process of sexual selection (a very Darwinian process in my view), which is to say it is a subjective judgement of genetic *match* quality (granted other factors come into play here such as olfactory signals). It’s entirely understandable, then, that different viewers disagree about specifics (because they are coming from a different genetic standpoint, so the “goodness of match” will be vary).

However, in the case of fat people, this hiding of indicators would be more universal (i.e. no-one would be able to see any indicators of good genes if they are hidden by body fat), although I concede it will never be entirely universal (as can be seen from the variety of posts to this discussion).

Just a thought, but it seemed plausible so I thought I’d throw it into the mix for consideration (definitely not an expert in this field so feel free to argue!!!).

February 1, 2008 at 1:18 am
(51) shanice says:

i 14 and im fat i hate and i hate everything about me starting with the fatness i havent always been fat though i became fat when i was 11.iv tried so hard 2 lose wieght because i dont like the way look but i just dose not work iv starved myself ,exercized,dietied ALL BY MYSELF SINCE MY MOM DOSENT THNK IM FAT. come on now im 5;11 and way 280 i look like in 9 monthes pregnet so what if im tall i still have 2 much wieght on so i became fat.iv been teased ever since i became fat and i dont look at boyes cuz all thats ever happened is REJECTEN im sick OF it! my mom wont help iv become extemly lazy basically iv given up everyone i live with is FAT

February 1, 2008 at 1:26 am
(52) shanice says:

also iv always wanted 2 dance ballet but i wouldent because usually u dont see fat ballet dancers im not saying there arent any but still it would make me extreamly uncomforteble.my mom and stepfather are over wieght they dont have a proble with I have a HUGE proble with my fatness i hate it i also thnk im ugly and WAy 2 tall.im not saying fats not beatiful cuz iv seen a LOT of beatiful fat ppl it just dosent look right on ME and i have asthma and diabeties runs in my family so i dont just want 2 lose wieght for confidents but for health reasons 2 but i cant do it by myself.

February 21, 2008 at 7:24 am
(53) Euridice says:

After a certain point, yes, fat itself looks ugly to me. I’m not talking about large, toned, proportional people. I’m talking about those weird splayed legs pushed out of alignment by buckets of fat. IT LOOKS UNCOMFORTABLE. It looks clumsy, and it looks like the person can’t function well. I’m talking about thighs so close together that the person can’t walk smoothly, but sort of stumbles along. I’m talking about big “tires” of fat around a person’s middle, obscuring the sleek, healthy form of an active, productive, involved person. I’m talking about huffing and puffing from normal walking, or horrendous freight-train snoring, because of FAT. I’m talking about a big rubbery envelope of fat covering someone’s features, cheeks downward. No, thinner women are not “jealous” of fat women’s ability to eat anything they want. Most of us are wincing at how that must feel, and some of us have been there, or rather close enough to it to have PUT DOWN THE CHIPS. Excessive fat OBVIOUSLY gets in the way of moving gracefully, it looks really bloody UNCOMFORTABLE, thus looking at it makes others uncomfortable. Discomfort = ugly. It evokes pity and aversion, and yes, face it, it’s ugly. Doesn’t mean fat people are bad, but they need to stop insisting that it be considered a desirable state and exactly the same as a trim, fit body. It’s a disorder.

March 26, 2008 at 12:08 pm
(54) 123456789 says:

I’m 13 years old and i weigh 152.7 and i aint ugly. People can be fat and not be ugly!!

April 1, 2008 at 8:31 pm
(55) jessica says:

i dnt think fat is ugly. the thing is that there just not comfortable with themselves so they seem like outcast, but im not the skinnest person ever and i love myself and i have many friends and a great bf, fat people just have to be cofident about there self image and then other people will see that, and if they really dnt like all that extra weight on them they have to just try to do something about it, but what im sayin is everyone just needs to get real there is always goin to be overweight people but thats ok if they want to live with that then let them and dnt go make fun of them just because they arnt what society wants to see!

April 16, 2008 at 3:24 am
(56) Good Grief says:

First of all, I’m a man who has tended to be on the slightly fat to truly fat side off and on for most of my life. I’ve always tended to get mixed messages from people about my weight: “you are fat” or “you aren’t fat” The one thing that I can’t ever remember being called is ugly or having a reason to think of myself as ugly; at least not until this idiotic hysterical witch hunt started a few years ago. But, even in this hostile environment I still get mixed messages from women about whether I look ‘good’ or ‘bad’ to them. The opinions can often vary widely. But, I’ve begun to notice the people who attack others the most are usually either the very stupid people and/or people who are extremely miserable in life and have to take it out on a scapegoat. Looking at most of the people here who have been the rudest and most obnoxious; it’s proven to me that the people with the most hateful prejudices against fat people are obviously also usually the stupidest people in society. Most of them can’t put a thought or sentence together to save their lives. They simply have the same ‘opinion’ that other people of their mentality tell them to have. Knowing that it’s usually lowlifes that ridicule fat people(or anybody else for that matter)has helped me to stop worrying so much about what some others think. I just consider the source.

April 16, 2008 at 3:39 am
(57) Good Grief says:

Also, it’s time for the people to who spout some half-baked theory about why people are fat to shut their mouths. Most of you don’t have the first clue about the eating habits, etc, of ‘fat’ people. Think twice before you assume.

May 6, 2008 at 11:02 am
(58) jamielyn says:

phat pplARENT ALWAYS UGLY THEY HAVE NICE FEATURES TO THEMSELVES THEY HAVE GREAT PERSONALITIES AND GREAT BODY FEATURES!!! now iam not phat but i have freinds who are and friends who think they are but thatzs life you are made the way u are!!!!!!

July 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm
(59) Melissa! says:

I am 15 years old and I have always been cubby. But I dont think I’ve really been fat. The way people talk about being fat makes me angry. Just because people are chubby doesnt been they’re not beautiful. These people dont have to live up to other peoples sucky standards. As long as these people are happy, Healthy and maybe trying to get then then why should they still be considered unattactive because of their weight. And when guys say that they like skinny girls better, its because its true because its human nature.But Most of the guys ho are cocky enough to say that to a woman will probably never EVER even get a girl. When guys put aside the weight and actually see the personality, the talent, and the good features of the person is when fat becomes beautiful. :)

July 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm
(60) K' ninj & White Girl says:

Squids & Octapi

Squids are smaller than octapi however they are both the same exact thing. Even though their shape may differ they swim in the ocean…together…without a care. I know this may sound awkward but if you really think about it, it does make sense. Plus we wanted this not to be so serious but fun and meaningful.They are both equally beautiful but you guys are just consontracting on the size. Why should we be doing that when there are more awful things likje pollution and what not. Poor Octapi are being separated from their families with TRASH! Lets take a trip to reality land and see what we have learned. Fat is Fat; Skinny is skinny. You can can change yourself but it have no effect on beauty and who you are. If you are ugly when youre fat then you will be ugly when your skinny. BEING UGLY IS UGLY.

July 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm
(61) K' ninj & White Girl says:

Sorry bout that. We clicked “Say It!” Anyways, thats just how it is. If you think by making yourself skinny youll be prettier your wrong. Because it YOU! And there is nothing you can do to change who you aer on the inside and how you feel about yourself.We are all beautiful in some way whether it talent, smarts or actual beauty we are all just fish in the ocean. So lets just swim our damn heart out.

Sincerly,
Your friends,

K’ninja & White Girl

PCE!

July 13, 2008 at 4:45 pm
(62) middleagedmanwithnopaunch says:

Hey, I’m sorry to have to break it to all you big losers but the TRUTH is that healthy is beautiful and fat is unhealthy. Get real, get a grip on your appetites. Slim is sexy. (unless you’re a pervert)

July 14, 2008 at 3:37 pm
(63) Becks says:

It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 8 or a size 16, anyone can be beautiful! People shouldn’t put themselves down about their weight. Skinny people aren’t always the most good looking. I think you should your body no matter what your size!

July 14, 2008 at 3:38 pm
(64) Becks says:

It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 8 or a size 16, anyone can be beautiful! People shouldn’t put themselves down about their weight. Skinny people aren’t always the most good looking. I think you should love your body no matter what your size!

July 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm
(65) Jennifer says:

The truth is that attraction is what drives procreation, its as simple as survival of the species. People cannot help the types they are attracted to, its biological. Animals are the same way. And as unfair as it may seem there is a double standard when it comes to men and women. There are more women than men, which equals more competition. It has been proven scientifically that looks matter more than anything else. Good looks equal better jobs, pay, relationships, service, and public perception. Even a very attractive person is seen as less desireable when they are standing next to an unattractive person. This is not a societal problem, and no one should be ridiculed for their preferences. The honest truth is that we are all attracted to beauty. Even the people who are whining about it only want to be given a chance by an attractive person, no one says oh I wish that ugly person would just give me a chance. Even ugly people want beauties, they dont want other ugly people, but they usually have to settle for them. Hot with hot, not with not. Thats life and its no ones fault. And I do have to say that I agree with the person who said that telling “ugly” people that they are good looking just to spare their feelings is patronizing. Ugly people know that they are ugly, and as nice of a gesture it seems to compliment them anyway, it will only either hurt them more that if you just said nothing, or, will cause them to fall in love with you and then will get their hearts smashed everytime you look at another person. That being said, there is no excuse for being a jerk to someone just because of the way they look, if you don’t think someone is attractive, just keep your mouth shut! They still deserve respect as a human being, no one likes to be hurt, ugly or good looking.

August 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm
(66) Monique says:

I am in a freshman in high school [the hardest time of all ages] and I am only 82 lbs. Yes, I know that I’m really skinny. But I’m healthy and happy and I loved my body. But until my friends and many other people started rumors and critisized my body, I began to see what I thought other people saw. It wasn’t me at all. I began to see all the bones in my body and I began comparing myself to other people. I used to be a very happy girl but since everyone kept commenting on my body, now I feel horrible about everything about myself.

August 24, 2008 at 2:42 am
(67) Amberly says:

I’m a senior in high school..lol..I know..young..sorry..
I found my self here while I was googling..How to become beautiful..
I am a heavy, full-figured, or just FAT girl..of 18 years old..

I think that Full figured(or whatever you will call it) people can be beautiful..I suppose it depends on there personality..confidence can go a long way..
But I know for me, I have little to no confindence.
I find it hard to stand up in front of everyone in class..just because I feel like if I move wrong..maybe I look fatter on that side..maybe if i hold my breath, maybe it i pull my shirt down this way…I’ll seem thinner..
so this has been a common question for me as well..is there anyone out there that enjoys fullfigured girls, guys..

August 27, 2008 at 8:59 am
(68) Louise says:

Wow, i cant believe how shallow people really are! Some of the comments are disguisting – im presuming these comments are from Americans!! People, get over yourselves,It doesnt matter how you look or what your body shape is. Its whats inside that counts! Society today is revulting

August 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm
(69) Daisy says:

Wow all you people are stupid. Im sorry to say this but if your fat to bad! If people dont accept you for who you are then they arent worth your time move on, i know it hurts but seriously its a waste of time. No matter whar size you are you have the oppurtunity to make your life the best and unfortunatley you only live once. So really stop caring what people have to say and just live your life the way you want, do what you want, eat how you want, be who you are and everything is going to be ok.:]
And for those girls who are worried about there weight because of boys, well heres a tip live your life the way you want and like i pointed out; live your life to the fullest and i gurantee you will find someone..just by being yourself. :]

September 8, 2008 at 5:16 pm
(70) Dru says:

Your all a bunch of vain little monkeys…I accept all shapes and sizes….I judge only by the soul and all you are satanic fuc&&s and dont know it….what if Jesus came back as a fat man…would you still follow him..think about it….godless

September 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm
(71) wow says:

this is really a disappointment! i AM over weight and yeah it gets me down, but you have no right to say it is ugly! no one in this world is perfectly beautiful, the right size, and so on! everyone has flaws! some people dont have the straighest of teeth, while some people dont need braces at all. there is always another side of everything. it is not right to judge people by there appearance! all of my close girl friends are litterally drop dead gorgeous and most of my guy friends are the hottest people i know! and they accept me for who i am! i am sick of people thinking they are better! it is totally catty! you all have flaws, too. and maybe it is things you cant fix, but do you think it is always easy for the not “right sized” people to shed those pounds! i think half of you guys would never survive a week in a “fat” person’s shoes! we go through the bull you skinny people deal! i have been in some of the rough trials, and that is some of the reasons i am this way! i do sometimes really cant handle beind this size! but that is because of the JERKS that dont have nothing better to do but putting people down!
like monique said people are even being judging her! do you think she can help it? i bet she is a totally gorgeous girl that is just being picked on because she is skinny! but isnt that weird? even though she is skinny people still spread the stuff people dont deserve! people are so crude and alot of them need to understand that they need to get over their effin self’s because that isnt hot either!!!

September 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm
(72) Samsta says:

Ugly is ugly. Having a few extra pounds will not make you ugly, unless your already ugly. There are plenty of skinny ugly people out there. As long as your healthy and happy with yourself…who cares what others think? Losing weight is easy compaired to achieving personal happiness. Anyone who wants to be anorexic please re-think that. That is not a quick fix diet, that is a sickness. A sickness that will slowly kill you. Diet and exercise sucks…i know. But it does work if you stick with it and you will look better than ever.

September 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm
(73) Just me says:

I am 30 years old and I am overweight. I think that all people have the potential to be beautiful, because it’s what’s on the inside that matters. I am happy with my attitude and I am happy with the way that I mother my children, and I am happy with the kind of wife that I am. That being said, no I am not happy with my weight. It’s not all about looks either. I just want to live a healthy lifestyle and I eat right and I exercise. I want to teach my kids to live that way because I want them to be healthy too. I don’t even know why everyone is trying to define whether fat is ugly or it isn’t because it is a personal thing. One person might like a bigger woman and another might go for a skinnier person. All I say is eat right, exercise, stay healthy and if you lose weight, great. Be who you are, and who you want to be. Oh and for Monique, Girl I am so sorry that people are making you feel that bad for being skinny. If that’s who you are and you are happy that way then don’t let anyone try to tell you that you shouldn’t be that way…..Everyone believe in yourself and that is what is beautiful!

October 1, 2008 at 4:54 am
(74) belynda says:

Im a 23yrd old with my 4th child on the way from australia and i am 250lbs and i think im very sexy yeah i would like to lose a little waight but i think the only ression why is becouse of what some people say in todays world i mean do u think im fat!!!!!!

October 4, 2008 at 11:05 am
(75) liam.c says:

i dont like reli thin people personly i prefer some one who has a bit more to grab which i think is better in sex

October 9, 2008 at 12:03 am
(76) molly says:

im young (not gonna tell my age) 5′ 3″ and 102.5 lbs. i’m pretty thin, pretty happy with my body, but i really love it cos im healthy. i’m a vegetarian, a soccer star, and i work out a lot. like i said, im happy with my body, because thin is the desire in our sociey, but sometimes i wish i was like my friends, cos daisy, colleen, they are all curvy and cute and i sometimes wish i looked like them, but i sometimes wish i looked like annablle who’s supersuper thin! i’m not meant to be one of those stick girls but as long as i don’t get like a health problem cos of my weight, then i think it’s cool. like i said, NOT the skinniest girl in the room, never the biggest girl parts, but guys like me. a lot of it is about confidence. if you know you’re pretty, like i do, then people are drawn to you! im not saying that i’m ALWAYS satisfied with myself, its safe to say that nobody is. but people tell me im pretty, and when i smile, i know im gorgeous! every healthy person, if confident, is beautiful. sorry to ramble on.

October 10, 2008 at 9:03 pm
(77) lis says:

Healthy is attractive. Like someone else said, curves doesn’t mean folds.

October 13, 2008 at 12:39 am
(78) Kim says:

I just want to say that while being bigger is okay, there is such a gray in this that we must acknowledge. Some people are genetically designed to be heavyset, and unless they want to lead miserable lives thinking about every calorie, society must embrace them and tell them to love themselves and do not need to conform.

It’s others who don’t even realize they’re eating 4,000 calories a day and are under the delusion that they are just built a size 30. This is not a consequence of your genes, and your body is at risk for diabetes and hypertension among other complications that society should NOT encourage.

Live a healthy lifestyle, and your body will follow. Society will accept you if you try hard enough. As for others, people will be tough on you because you chose to not be conscious of your food intake. It’s almost that simple.

October 13, 2008 at 3:58 am
(79) dex says:

I lost my virginity at 210 lbs at the end of my freshman year in high school.. And im a female.. Right after that I was motivated to lose weight….. Became a vegetarian and retuned to school 50lbs lighter… My confidence and personality attracted the guys 100%…. im now in my second year of college and have kept the majority of the weight of except for fluctuating between 10 and 15 lbs…

October 13, 2008 at 11:09 am
(80) ZBs says:

I don’t know if any fellow Anas have posted in here, but I think it’s getting to the point where fat is more readily accepted than skinny.
Personally, I have about 1% body-fat, not taking into consideration the fat-content of the brain.
“Skinny is sexy; big isn’t beautiful” goes what may be my theme song.

October 17, 2008 at 11:33 am
(81) catluver42 says:

I believe there are people that are big-boned and people who have medical problems which are understandable. However, for the majority of over-weight people I see, I do not find it enticing to see jiggly, fat all over them. You will see a lot of these people at HomeTown or some other all you can eat buffet and it just screams to you that they are not taking care of themselves. I don’t mean to judge people but seeing severely overweight people makes me lose my appetite and try to take care of myself more. Of course there is also the facts of how they dress and how they carry themselves too. When they dress like a slop and are over-weight, then I would really prefer to stay away.

October 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm
(82) jennibsmith says:

I think fat people are courageous. I don’t know how they can get out of bed, take a shower, put clothes on, and go out in the world and live their lives each day. If I were fat I would hide, I would freak out in the shower looking at my fat. I would hate being stuffed into clothes. I would not want anyone to see me. I am thin, too thin is what everyone says. In my family it is a sin to be overweight, it looks bad and most importantly is UNHEALTHY! So we all exercise and eat well, but not too much, and we are thin. I have really fat cousins, but they are very cute, like little round balls of cuteness! I have a skewed view of myself, needing to be too thin, but I truly admire fat people who can live their lives fat and it doesn’t seem to stop them! I think a lot of fat people are beautiful, their skin is smooth so they can look younger. If someone is very seriously obese, I think they look uncomfortable more than anything else, like they are stuffed! I could go on, but I won’t.

October 17, 2008 at 8:51 pm
(83) Frank says:

If your heavy your heavy but at least learn to spell.

November 2, 2008 at 9:58 pm
(84) wendie says:

i aggree with some of you and some of you not so much…. i am a big girl 24almost 25 and after reading a lot of this book called servial of the prettiest us as a society take looks to the extrema… we all are beautiful in our own way weather we are fat or thin but being too much of either one can go both ways.. we just need to accept our selves the they way we are and if some one don’t like the way u look tell them to kiss your ass and u weren’t put on this earth to please them and any ways if they don’t like it they don’t have to look

November 3, 2008 at 11:34 pm
(85) Alice says:

It shows how ignorant some people can be. So many people here are picking on other people for being different. Does someone who is overweight really affect someone who is thin? Most of the people that commented poorly, as in accusingly and hurtfully, are not only damn stupid, but insensitive jerks.

“You will all be judged as you may, for you are only as beautiful as you are ugly.”

December 9, 2008 at 3:10 pm
(86) Chuck says:

It’s funny how many people want to blame society’s conditioning as the reason we find fat people unattractive. The truth of the matter is, all animals (including humans) seek traits that indicate health and virility. This isn’t conditioning, it’s instinct. It all goes back to mating. An unreasonably overweight person doesn’t exactly scream health and virility.

But if you are overweight, don’t despair! The great thing about fat is that it can be lost. So go do it!

December 20, 2008 at 2:59 am
(87) artistgirl says:

So where is the poll on how skinny people are unattractive? I would rather see a fat roll than a bone sticking out anyday.

December 28, 2008 at 8:44 pm
(88) Vanessa says:

I think excessive fat itself is unattractive, however, it most certainly can be overlooked if said person is in possession of other qualities, like brilliance or style (two major things I look for in someone.) Fat is on everyone, so absolutely no fat would be absurd, but I still prefer myself to be on the thin side, and I like to keep my BMI between 18 and 20 (You also have to keep in mind that I haven’t had children yet. After having kids, I’m sure it’s much more acceptable and normal to weigh more than 120 at 5’6″). But how I feel about myself and other women, I feel that most women, especially before having children, look best with little fat on their bodies, although it really depends on the body-type. Some women are naturally curvaceous, unlike me, so while being even slightly overweight for me would look strange, on some women it would look gorgeous.
However, disregarding all personality traits and focusing solely on physical traits in men, I would prefer them to be somewhere in the normal-thin range, because quite honestly, I like someone I can feel protected by (but not crushed by!)
In short, it honestly depends on the person and body-type, but in general, thinner people look better in clothing and more capable. Real, true obesity is quite frankly, disgusting. It not only shows you have a lack of self control and discipline, but it looks unflattering in every type of clothing.

Hope this helped you answer your question.

-Vanessa

January 2, 2009 at 2:21 am
(89) Dez says:

Okay. I’m 14 and in middle school. I’m alittle overweight and I’ve seen girls who weigh more than me and they are more beautiful in the face and personality than the head cheerleader!
Fat isn’t ugly, though sometimes it isn’t good because of health hazards. But that thing of “oh chubby/fat people can’t be happy” is a load of BS.
My aunt who is 20 weighs about 180-200 and then theres her sister who weighs about..maybe 100-110. My plump aunt is more successful in her plus size modeling career than her sister who can barely get a job. My plump aunt has a very handsome slim boyfriend who kinda looks like leonardo cecaprio, while my slim aunt is stuck at home on depressants.
“fat” people can be just as beautiful. I would rather date someone who was considered “fat” rather than someone who’s a complete jerk about everything. “Fat” is beautiful. And for those people who say it’s ugly, you’re ignorant. I hope you either get married to someone who’s “fat” or turns “Fat” after you marry them. Or you gain 70 pounds, just so you know how it feels to be discriminated against just cuz you body isn’t supermodel tight. Anyway even supermodels arent perfect because they always get photoshopped.

January 2, 2009 at 10:51 am
(90) CRCST10 says:

As if it wasn’t bad enough to segregate people by race now were doing it by size?
I think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the issue should revert to health and not looks.
How shallow we have become in this instant gratifying society.

Just my 6ft 307lb thought.

January 19, 2009 at 5:51 am
(91) Mitch says:

This needs to be said, fat is not attractive at all. Not even slightly overweight, it is a huge turn off. It is not normal, under natural conditions obesity doesn’t exist. So what’s the problem? The western diet is; the meat sweet diet which is full of unbalanced, artificially refined, high caloric/low fiber foods which are nutritionally inferior to what nature has to offer us.

There are extremely simple and effective ways to lose weight and keep it off. You’d be surprised, all you got to do is eat natural foods because they are the only foods that are nutritionally balanced, they will make you feel full when your body is nutritionally satisfied, they will not be addictive, they have vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals not found in the processed, junk, food-like substances that inundate the supermarket. The key in balance: eat real food, not too much, mostly plants. It is that simple. I have never been overweight but even I lost weight when I adopted a natural, processed food free diet. Your body wants to be lean and healthy.

Fruits, these majestic jewels of the natural world are perfect foods. Vegetables, nutrient dense, full of compounds which will do amazing things to your body and keep you healthy and disease free, then there are nuts a great source of valuable fats, grains are full of fiber and too many things to name, but the point is these foods are for us human beings. They are meant for us and if we exclusively eat them we will have no problems. It is that damn simple. I eat some meat but only as much as what fits in the palm of my hand.

Processed foods are literally full of low dose, toxins which in the long term will wreck your health long before you notice its sub clinical toxicity. You don’t need to worry about trans fats, MSG, Nitrosamines, refined sugar (or high fructose corn syrup), preservatives, regulators, or anything else that’s weird when you bite into an apple.

February 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm
(92) student says:

I can honestly say i have never met a healthy Big person whether they were attractive or ugly including myself. that is what is important…our health. so big ppl out there if u know u are attractive at ur current weight why not make an effort to be attractive at a healthy weight. Im doing it, its been a challenge but im getting thru it and so can u! :D

February 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm
(93) Getz says:

Plain and simple truth is, fat is hideous. It is ugly! It is not, nor will it ever be, beautiful. I say this as a fat person. I have been fat all my life, then made great strides a few years ago but have gained considerable weight back. While there have been some outside factors that have influenced my behavior and circumstances, I am still the one to blame. I’ve been acting like a whiny lib and playing the victem and I am so disgusted with myself. I have let thigs get so bad and I have made so many excuses to get to this point. I know I have to take charge and just deal with being hungry. Being hungry for three or four hours will not hurt me. I have to get back to running. It is so hard, but I know I have to make the right choices, so I can be healthy and fit and better looking. I don’t think I would ever be attractive, but I hate being repulsive.

March 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm
(94) emzi says:

i am a size 20 and im 15 im deeply inlove with my boyfriend and he is with me he is so sweet but i am still coscious of my looks im not ugly just fat and truthly im fitter then most of the girls in my GCSE pe class i can go longer then all of em on the cross trainers but every1 says to him y are yu with her shes fat and ugly wat can i do to feel better i am losing weight but i dont fink its falling off quick enough

March 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm
(95) Irish says:

I am a 41 yr old female with PCOS. It is an endocrine syndrome. Insulin resistance is a hallmark of PCOS, and it make the person gain weight. Not all PCOS patients are overweight, but a majority are. Just because someone is overweight don’t assume they overeat or are lazy. Get to know them.

March 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(96) Dan says:

Just being honest here since the question asks what I think, but to me, fat is ugly. I could never be physically attracted to a fat woman even if she had a great personality. It just repulses me, period. On the other hand, being too skinny is ugly as well, like when they’re ribs show or their arms and legs are like toothpicks.

April 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm
(97) Kristen says:

Fat can be beautiful, it depends on your confidence. I am obese and have done plus size modeling in Milan, Italy. I get compliments all the time on my makeup, clothes, and face. I have guys tell me all the time that I have a prettier face than other skinny girls, or if I lost weight I would be a complete knock out. I carry myself well and dress well. I am confident because I know I have a well proportioned face and great features. No matter how much weight I lose or gain, my face will still be pretty because well, it is. Bottom line.

April 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(98) Kristen says:

Fat can be beautiful, it depends on your confidence. I am obese and have done plus size modeling in Milan, Italy. I get compliments all the time on my makeup, clothes, and face. I have guys tell me all the time that I have a prettier face than other skinny girls, or if I lost weight I would be a complete knock out. I carry myself well and dress well. I am confident because I know I have a well proportioned face and great features. I have a metabolic disorder known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This makes me gain weight twice as fast as others and makes it extremley difficult to lose. I eat all organic food and am healthier than everyone else I know. I have more energy than them, have a better chance fighting off viruses, and have a fine cholesterol. I exercise daily and am not lazy. I hate when people think all fat people are lazy. I don’t lay on my bed all day stuffing twinkies in my face. I’m getting back from the gym making a salad. No matter how much weight I lose or gain, my face will still be pretty because well, it is. Bottom line.

April 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(99) Kristen says:

Fat can be beautiful, it depends on your confidence. I am obese and have done plus size modeling in Milan, Italy. I get compliments all the time on my makeup, clothes, and face. I have guys tell me all the time that I have a prettier face than other skinny girls, or if I lost weight I would be a complete knock out. I carry myself well and dress well. I am confident because I know I have a well proportioned face and great features. I have a metabolic disorder known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This makes me gain weight twice as fast as others and makes it extremley difficult to lose. I eat all organic food and am healthier than everyone else I know. I have more energy than them, have a better chance fighting off viruses, and have a fine cholesterol. I exercise daily and am not lazy. I hate when people think all fat people are lazy. I don’t lay on my bed all day stuffing twinkies in my face. I’m getting back from the gym making a salad. No matter how much weight I lose or gain, my face will still be pretty because well, it is. Bottom line.

April 7, 2009 at 7:56 pm
(100) KC says:

I’m what society considers an “obese” woman. I work everyday, am married, have good friends, make a great salary, and have a wonderful life. I exercise, have no arthritis. My knees don’t hurt. I feel good. I don’t have heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and my cholesterol level is 135. I have dieted at times to try to be thin, still at the point when I was my thinnest, I still felt fat. We need to stop objectifying people. Hurting others to make yourself feel like a more capable person, is a lie. If you were dying and I offered you one of my kidneys, I guarantee you’d take it, even if you loathe fat people. Life is more than this squabble. Embrace life and love what you have of it, skinny, fat whatever. Learn to see who a person is. Look in their eyes and talk to them. They may be the next miracle in your life!

April 20, 2009 at 3:32 am
(101) Mike says:

Yeah, when I was younger it was rough I was very tall and Chubby in grade school but by middle and High School I was much more accepted. I am happy with who I am and don’t care what others think. I have shed some pounds this past year for health reasons, I was never lazy I use to play football and workout like crazy in High School, I was born with digestive and metablism issues, I never could process food like others. MY friends always want to put on weight and can eat non-stop, my business partner and best friend still eats like he was 17,just yesterday he had coffee and bunch of donuts for breakfest, a huge lunch plus 3 candy bars, then more snacks later in the after and never gains a pound. Now for me I had to learn to eat and eat right actually, I never really ate breakfest, never really ate anything till I got hungry maybe 2 or 3 in the afternoon which was always something on the go very something you could eat in less then 10 mins, then have a light dinner but always put on weight. My Doctor instructed me to eat, balanced breakfest, proper lunch and not to rush it either (really hard in the world, to day so much to do so little time,eating to so many has become something that you just grab and go never really stop to enjoy or plan)snack on fruit and finish you day off with a very light dinner. 2 months later I lost 18 pounds, not 50, but my doctor was so right even if you aren’t hungry make sure you eat balanced meals to jump start your matablism for the day, eat your biggest meals and snacks during the day so you can burn it off during the day, the last meal should be light since odds are you gonna be more relaxed and won’t burn off to much. Don’t matter as long as your happy but if you not healthy be sure to try this it might work for you. Worse you can do is skip meals like I was doing.

April 20, 2009 at 7:18 pm
(102) Amanda says:

As someone who has been on both sides of the FAT fence, I wish some of you fat haters would get it through your food deprived brains that being fat is not ALWAYS due to lack of self care or motivation. I was always a chubby kid, eventhough I trained extensively in ballet and ate all of the “right” foods, while my brother and sister ate junk all day and were bean poles. When I turned 13 I got tired of the ridicule from family and friends and started dieting , which lead to me developing anorexia. By 14, I was so thin that I had stopped menstruating…BUT I was so thin that I landed a modeling job with a top clothing designer. Everyone praised my achievement, but I was dying inside! The fact that everyone began to treat me BETTER, based soley on my weight, eventhough I was NOT healthy (14 yrs old, 5’7, 93 lbs) made me so depressed! I began drinking heavily, popping pills, and eventually cutting myself. Eventually I was hospitalized and since then I have led a pretty normal life. I have 3 kids now and yes, I am overweight (5’7, 178 lbs), but I have NO health problems and I am the happiest I have ever been. I wish you guys would see that skinny does NOT always equal healthy and fat does not always equal unhealthy! And the bottom line is that no matter how skinny you are, if you don’t love yourself, it’s never going to be enough! All of you people who crack our stupid jokes about fat people are UGLY inside and there’s no amount of dieting you can do to fix that!

April 21, 2009 at 2:17 am
(103) Theresa says:

I don’t have a problem with anyone whether they are overwieght or skinny. I am overweight though and I find myself disgusting. Many people don’t understand what it’s like once you become overweight. Everyone just tells you to lose weight but it’s never that easy. Especially with being disgusted by yourself and people always putting you down. I never actually feel part of a group with my friends. When they’re talking about boys and clothes I just sit there almost on the verge of tears because of how much self hate I have. Along with my weight problem I’m struggling with depression, but I don’t tell anyone in my family about it. We’ve already had enough problems I don’t need to be another one. I also have PCOS which makes it even harder to lose weght. At times things get so overwhelming I… I just don’t know what to do or how much longer I can live like this.

May 25, 2009 at 1:54 am
(104) Ariel says:

I am a teen and I am fat I think fat is ugly…WHO EVER THINK THAT FAT IS NOT UGLY IS VERY STUPID…..!!!!

June 3, 2009 at 5:56 pm
(105) hb says:

Look, I was the perfect size all my life until I had my children. I had a 24 inch waiste even after having my second child. I complained then that I was fat. I didn’t even realize that I had a great figure until it was too late. After my fourth child, I lost control. It’s not something that happens over night but it does seem like it when you finally admit that your over weight and something has to be done. Once I did admit it, I wanted my old body back. You know, the one that I didn’t appreciate before I became overweight. Now, I’m going into my 40′s and will never be back down to where I used to be. I had back surgery from a fall down the steps and will never be able to really and truly excesise again. What I’m getting at is try to appreciate who you are today and work for a better tomorrow.

June 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm
(106) Heather says:

I believe that it is what is in your heart that makes you pretty. I know some people who are over weight, however they are some of the happeist people I know. As far as being skinny, I know some of them to and I think at times they think that they are better than everyone else who is not in their weight group. I also know people who are not that way. God loves us all and don’t care about our outer appearance, but what is in our hearts.
If you are over weight and wanting to lose weight, God bless you and keep the faith . I’ll be prayinfg for you. Remeber there is only one judge and none of are it!!!!

June 18, 2009 at 9:44 am
(107) Secret says:

I had the pleasures of both worlds. I was 110 pounds before I had my kids and I rearly got hit on. Now I am 150 pounds and I always get hit on lol. Besides if you are bigger and don’t like the way you look you can go to the gym. I think everybody has some beauty.

July 22, 2009 at 12:53 am
(108) Paul says:

some people are attractive enough and symtetrical enough 2 be a lil chunky and still fairly attractive. HOWEVER FAT is SLOPPY and sloppy is not attractive! Even the peeps a lil chunky who r still attractive has their overall appearance detracted from by the excess weight which is sloppy. Extra weight is sloppy and detracts from your appearance ALWAYS!! Even the lucky peeps a lil chunky but still fairly attractive would no denying be more attractive if they lost the excess weight which is making them appear sloppy. So yes fat in 99.9% of cases detracts from your overall appearance. Lets face it fat is sloppy looking. Its always the peeps unhappy with their weight who complain about shallow people. But the funny thing is the same peeps complaining bout being rejected cuz of their weight have their own standards as well. As a matter of fact thats exactly why they r griping bout being rejected, Cuz OBVIOUSLY they r not happy with their limited options n wanna date a guy a lil more respectable and r complaining cuz people they r attracted 2 and desire as a sex partner dont want anything 2 do with them in return so they in fact r griping about that when they r complaining about people being shallow

August 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm
(109) Kep737 says:

Ignoring faces and concentrate on the bodies only, most people would prefer trim bodies over bulging bodies.

August 5, 2009 at 11:06 am
(110) Richard says:

All people regardless of size can be beautiful but their obesity cannot hide or be attractive. Excessive fat is ugly; obesity is ugly and what it does to your health is even uglier.

As a rule of thumb we each, if we are capable, should strive to live healthy life styles for our own quality of life. We can work to keep our BMI in the 25 to 18 range and that will answer how much weight is acceptable (and beautiful). Of course there are a thousand other “should dos” but this is surely high on the list.

August 20, 2009 at 7:47 am
(111) Kevin W. says:

Curvy, and voluptuous is a very big turn on of mine. In my case, I would say yes, being bigger than a very skinny person can be attractive. Hip to waist ratio is also important, as is bust size.

Obese? No. There is a limit, it’s also hard to assign a weight to this limit because everyone is build different.

September 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm
(112) (A Girl) says:

Um…. Okay. Lets see here…Being overweight is a problem if you are unhealthy, but being over weight and healthy (which chances are you really wouln’t be dangreously fat)is okay.If you are a ugly or pretty person and you’re skinny you’re just ugly or pretty and goes for the same for over weight people. But I don’t think true love relationships really care about looks and they care about whats on the inside, but thats just my opinon. But,i wouldn’t recommend anyone to be fat thats just me and because of health problems.Now having to be like 2-5 pounds over weight is not a huge problem.(MY OPINON)but fat is not ugly unless that person just happens to have bad facial features… >_> and that includes the: double chin,the no neck,the excuess skin on the lips,and sever pimples…(for some)And Heredity traits.And for skinny(anorexic)ones:Defind Jaw bone,baggy cirular formation around the eyes,chipmunk-like cheeks,and overall scary looking face.(My opinon)Along with Heredity traits. I don’t really think i’m fat or skinny, i consider myself and average,healthy weight. Beacuse i don’t eat like i’m effin’ gone crazy and i don’t starve myself like The Next Anorexic Top Bones either. Starving yourself is retarded.(My Opinon) Over eating is also retarded.(My opinon)Sure i like my pizza,chocolate,hamburgers,and chinese food every now and then, but not everyday, it’s okay to enjoy foods you like, you’re a human being you deserve to have pleasure. But don’t abuse it, like eating the foods you love every single day. Unless you like carrots or brocolli xD
Okay back to the subject, I see why people prefer fat is to being ugly beacuse of the fat on their faces that covers up their true beauty and there’s another reason; beacuse (usually) fat people have bad health and health problems, and people consider unhealthy to be ugly which is understandable. But for the girls who are just a little (like 2-5 pounds)overweight shouldn’t feel bad about theirselves, but they do beacuse of the stupid jerks out there who talk about them beacuse they aren’t the ideal size to them, and the poor girls tend to get eating disorders beacuse they feel they aren’t pretty or skinny enough to get boyfriends or wear cute clothes thats their girlfriends wear. Majority of the girls are usually the ones to get the eating disorders and the ones to have the low-self esteem.They look at TV and medias and gets poisioned by what people say like “the pressure to be thin”crap. This is from a girls point of view, and beacuse of this blog girls are getting teh idea of fat as to being ugly beacuse they feel that they are fat, if you’re healthy and happy with yourself then great! Chances are you won’t be fat.But for the one who are fat, you’re usually not healthy and don’t have a healthy diet and tends to show beacause of the excess weight am i not right? Due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle that’s why people call Fat Ugly.

September 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm
(113) May says:

FAT = UNHEALTHY = UGLY. Fat means excess food consumption and sedentary life style. If people ate healthy food and modestly, they would not be fat. I am so sick of hearing people blaming being fat on their fat gene and keep eating too much junk food! I’ve NEVER seen fat people eating healthy food or eating small portions. Some skip meals and eat chips/candies or drink alcohol, and swear that they eat nothing and still gain weight! Give me a break!

September 24, 2009 at 8:35 am
(114) Nina says:

In other times and places, fat has been viewed as attractive, desirable, evidence of wealth and power. Even in the Western world, at the beginning of the last century, heavy people, men and women, were considered more attractive than thin. It’s true. Thin women were criticized and tried to put on weight to look more attractive. Look at Baroque paintings — look at the work of Rubens. Look at the Impressionists, especially Renoir. His women are voluptuous and beautiful.

It used to be that fat = wealth. It’s still that way in many parts of the world.

To say that fat is always ugly betrays an ignorance of the history of beauty.

Personally, I think if you’re healthy, you’re beautiful. If you’re not healthy, whatever weight you are, taking steps towards health is a good thing. But there are healthy, strong fat people and unhealthy, weak skinny people. You can’t generalize.

October 4, 2009 at 10:33 am
(115) Gemma says:

My name is Gemma, am 14 and i always ask my mum if i am fat she always says stop being stupid…i ask my friends and they say the same but i know that i am.They just say it to make me feel better.Am 10 stone and i hate my body…i always ask questions about it.I always want to go on a diet but neva works.my mum and her mate said i will never be thin because the way i am.when i see how thin and pretty my friends are, i always ask them why are they like that and am not?. I always cry through the day because i see how thin & pretty girls are on tv and i always look down and see how fat i am. Every boy that i like dont like me back because of the i am and what i have on my body.I really want to me thinner and have less disgusting things on my body. When i first go in to school i always get a dirty look and talked about of how i look.When i take pictures of my self to put on bebo, tagged i always breathe in so that i you cant see that i am fat.I always get my mum to stop buying me chocolate and sweets but still does it because she forgets.i always try to go out more and that but nothing to do where i live..so when i go to school it is better more exercise instead of sitting in all day and doing nothing.I have msn and when i go on cam i breathe in to and make sure that u cant see my spots(one of the things on my body).I have been single for 3 years because of it i think.When my face is not red and you cant see my spots so much am actully pretty when my hair is done too.

October 8, 2009 at 8:34 pm
(116) Gackt.C says:

FAT=UGLY ATTITUDE. Being too soft towards oneself in such aspect is deemed as unforgivable. Over-consumption of resources is deemed as greedy and spoiled selfish. It sure isn’t eco-friendly. Let’s cut out on the genetic nonsense -did such individuals exist during the War when everybody was living on the same ration and giving their bit of labor output? Unfortunately appearance does color attitude in this perspective.

October 24, 2009 at 5:19 pm
(117) amber says:

actually some people are fat because they try to follow all these diets and their body gets confused and will keep storing any fat that enters the body instead of shedding the weight and if there are people out there who are like me and like to take walks most people who are out there taking walks also are overweight people you think most fat people are only thinking about whats for dinner when theyare actually thinking should i even eat dinner and then their are those who do give in to their cravings and how do you know that when you walk into mcdonalds and see an overweight person eating a big mac thats all they eat when it could be they havent been there in months and if you are saying i see them there all the time then maybe you go to mcdonalds a little to much also and should check yourself so im saying before you judge think maybe you dont know how a fat person operates and just because you might have a relative who does that stuff well im not your relative and i know i dont act like that

October 29, 2009 at 11:37 pm
(118) Sam says:

I’m a guy and everybody has there own opinion but I’ll say this… I would much rather have a girl with a sexy body and what some would call an ugly face, then a fat girl with what people would call a pretty face…. too me a fat girl wiht a “pretty face” just looks kind of comical , i know that sounds really bad but that’s how i see it. Another thing, fat girls all have similar features in there face imo, when your face is that swollen with fat how can you see features liek cheekbones, etc??? I’m a little overweight myself and i accept that makes me looka lot more unattractive , im also working on losing this fat.

November 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm
(119) jessica says:

There are levels of “fat”… over weight, obese and morbidly obese. While its possible to appear “pretty” at overweight or even obses, its very hard to see it when the face starts to take on the “moon” like appearance. The extremes of both fat and skinny are equally unattractive. The best way to start living healthy and getting a healthier body (note I didn’t say thin) is by these small but very rewarding things. I recommend eating a whole food diet, which is only eating whole grains,veggies, beans, fruits in moderation, fat free dairy in moderation, and NO meat at all, the exception being lean fish. The only fats you are allowed to eat is 1/4 c. olive oil per day. NO SUGARS!! NO SODAS!! Nothing that nature did not create! Also make sure you eat until you are comfortable, not stuffed. I also insist on walking for at least 20 minutes a day to start with. You will feel better I promise, lighter & happier. When you start this plan, you will lose weight at a healthy pace. When you incorporate this daily 20 minute walk, you will be able to go further, longer and stronger. Then eventually you will build up your heart muscle and stamina and you will find yourself losing weight and getting fit. At this point, resistance training will be very effective to toning your new body and getting and feeling strong. This is really easy and its a life change, not a diet. I promise you WILL feel like a million dollars after 1 week of this plan! Its not necessary to be “thin”, as long as you are healthy, doing the best for your body, and eating/exercising right. I used to be 220 and 5’3″ 18 months ago, never exercised a day in my life. I’m 35 with 3 kids. I started this plan, and totally transformed myself to a healthy 155. I will never be 120 lbs. and don’t care to be that thin. I feel good and I look good. I’m not perfect and no one should strive for that. I strive to be the best I can be, not the best for someone else.

November 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm
(120) Pat Carr says:

Fat is Ugly. I have some weight on and I am working to burn it all off. I put some on when i hurt my knees but that’s really just an excuse and i overate. I’m not attracted to fat woman at all.

And i’m tired of being told that i should not like slender women. I work out at the gym and enjoy being around people that are fit and care about their body.

Post #39 says it best, fat should not be the norm.It’s not “BBW”, “full figured” and in most cases NOT a “gland problem” unless you consider there’s a gland that moves the fork to the mouth. It is unhealthy, a sickness of the mind and the body. It’s physically unattractive, sexually unattractive and emotionally unattractive. I can understand people struggling with a few extra pounds, but i mean “few”, not few hundred. (10-20)

The problem is that with so many obese people in america, it has become a fact of life. Shame on us all. Stop with the processed foods, the sweets and the sodas and let’s get back to healthy living

December 7, 2009 at 1:35 am
(121) cody says:

Shoot… being fat is great it’s too much work to be skinny. I get the ladys left and right looks go away but personality stays with you forever and ladys if u got ur eye set on a skinny abe hunk think about this. fat Fun, amazing in bed , toreffic lovers

December 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm
(122) popsugar says:

any size can be beatiful and ugly. but can slim girls have pretty faces i mean i’ve read a few comments on here and alot of them are saying fat girls can have pretty faces but slim girls can’t i mean fat girls have more than one chin

January 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm
(123) popsugar says:

it seems like ugly dudes like lei are on here calling all skinny girls ugly. but i’m slim and told i’m pretty. and i stay away from guys because i know i will upset the fat/ugly girls. men are useless scum. obese girls can have them because slim girls like me don’t want them. all men are ugly.

January 18, 2010 at 2:41 am
(124) wow says:

Fat isn’t ugly
Skinny is beautiful.
these things have been hammered into our heads by the media but they are not true.
bueuty is on the inside.
Some comments before me really made me angry, because not everyone has the “perfect” body in fact nobody does. If you love yourself then you are beutiful.

January 24, 2010 at 8:41 am
(125) m.s says:

i’m 13 5 foot something and i weigh 86kg i am worried because i’ve started starving myself. i’m beautiful but fat and this is a massive drawback in the last two days i’ve lost around 3kg.People tell me i’m beautiful and often say they are jealous but that doesn’t help because i just think they’re lying

February 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm
(126) Jennifer says:

I am fat, and fat is ugly!!! I just don’t care anymore. I could lose weight, and I still wouldn’t have great looks, so what’s the point in losing weight? I’m 36, and I’m never gonna be young again. All men are worthless liars, and even gorgeous women get treated poorly sometimes. I am going to die a single, fat, ugly woman. I would like to lose some weight, to be more comfortable and to have more energy, but it’s definitely NOT for vanity.

February 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm
(127) Wesley's a chick :P says:

I don’t think anyone is ugly -skinny or fat. Everyone should be appreciated, whether its for their looks or their personality. I personally don’t think I should be ‘appreciated’ (I don’t like myself all too much), but there are a lot of ‘ugly’ people out there that are sweethearts and deserve to be acknowledged in a way that’s more than ‘just friends’. I think it’s sad how people can grow up and never have anyone ‘like’ them or show affection towards them. It’s wrong, but as many people know, society has made it practically impossible for any one person be ‘good enough’ in their own way, instead of looking like a victoria’s secret model.

February 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm
(128) Jaci says:

Its funny how a lot of the people on here who are commenting harshly are the main ones trying to either lose weight or had trouble with their weight. I’m overweight and currently trying to lose the weight but just because I have issues with my body and I constantly see pictures of woman who make me take a hit on my self-esteem, doesn’t mean I’m going to start dissing every other fat person out there b/c nobody is the same and everyone has different issues they have to go through. Maybe not everyone was born with the genetics of being fat and having a thyroid problem or whatever but a lot do and so we as Americans should be trying to support one another more than chatise and riddicule someone just b/c their overweight. In my opinion, fat isn’t neccesarily ugly and I feel that no one has the right to put a label on someone else. When I look at myself in the mirror, I call myself all kinds of names and is probably more harsh on myself than anyone else, so by calling other ppl like me fat and ugly, is only making it harder for them to lose the weight b/c in their heads their already thinking how disgusting and ugly they look. I know I judge people and often say well at least I’m not as fat as him or her, but I know its wrong and I’m trying to change my ways because I know when a thinner person looks at me they’re thinking the same thing.
So try to support one another instead of building ppl like me down. We may not all look alike or are healthy, but we all have the same feelings and go through similar situations, so as a nation, we need to kick this bad epidemic and should start by simply supporting anyone you know who is overweight and trying to lose weight.
After all this nation was built on supporting one another.

March 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm
(129) jean says:

Everybody is not attracted to the same thing. that’s so everybody can find a mate. my brother is married to a woman who weighs 250 pounds and he thinks she is beautiful. Me? I love big heavyset black men like Biggie Smalls..

March 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm
(130) Fat is ugly says:

Fat is ugly because obesity causes a lot of problems such as heart problems, sleep apnea, arthritis, etc etc.
People are naturally attracted to healthy individuals- fit and thin people usually appear much healthier than fat people.

Therefore, fat is VERY ugly to me.
Sorry but it’s the fact!!!!

March 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm
(131) trying to fit in says:

I’m overweight and I think it’s ugly not because of the way other people perceive me. But the way I look at myself. I feel ugly because I know I’m not healthy, I’m trying to fit in – I don’t want to convince myself that fat is not ugly – But I do want to be better. And so I wake up every morning with the desire and courage to be fit and healthy along with the hope and faith that it will work.

March 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm
(132) Mudd says:

I think fat people are gross. They are lazy and say they are beautiful just to make them selves feel good so they don’t have to take the time to loose some weight.

March 27, 2010 at 12:08 am
(133) mslovely says:

I think people who confuse the meanings of “loose” and “lose” are gross. Go read a dictionary jackass!

March 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm
(134) julia says:

ok look i think over wait people have to go threw more stuff and there people just like us just cuz your skinnier doesnt mean anything…there human too and they shoodnt have to b called fat and some even go to the point where they go to suicide cuz they got made fun of too much…..think of it if it were u.. =/

March 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm
(135) tigerfly70 says:

ok so i think every size person has goodlooking and ugly…the gene pool is not always friendly..i love when u see a gal (lets say) who has the most beautiful shape and when u see her face ugh…..or a guy looks sooo hot in his sunglasses and baseball hat …once he takes the shades off ewwwww…and then the hat comes off and wow…NOT a wow….or a gal with beautiful hair and yousee her face and she is like 90 yrs old….takes all kinds…but yet dont judge, he/she could be heavy and loose it and be hot and karma will be in ur face when u were goodlooking and loose ur hair or teeth or have other issues not so good….or skinny and pretty and get heavy and turn ugly….or whatever scenerio…and some people are just ugly…no fault of theirs…jsut the genetics they got..but yet may be the nicest funniest person u ever met….carefull……

April 6, 2010 at 1:09 am
(136) llm says:

Being skinner makes me more self confident, I’m not happy at this weight at all. I don’t judge others, just myself! It is on my brain 24\7! I feel bad every time I eat, but don’t want people to wonder why I’m not eating or why I’m eating rabbit food. I was an athlete in college and still excercise but I am impatient. I want it off yesterday!! 30 lbs please go away!!!

April 26, 2010 at 9:33 am
(137) Baderiano says:

Hey there. What an interesting topic…

People are what media makes you believe.

Did you know that about 100 years back, skinny was the UGLY?

Let me explain. Haven’t you noticed that all the beautiful sculptures in Italy of the women back then were all chubby?

It makes no sense, but if you think about it, it really does:

A person who is thin, or annorexic is percieved back then by the society as a person who is poor/starving/struggling in their life to eat healthy.

On the other hand, the chubby women were percieved to be the spoiled ones, who come from rich families, who can afford to eat whatever they want.

So just to tell you guys the truth, the media plays a role in how you see people.

If the models today are skinny sticks, then thats what every person would WANT to be.

(I’m a male model, 25, working out is my life. I’ve dated tall/short, fat/thin, hairy/hairless, black/white, hot/ugly girls from all over… What I say is, its whats on the inside that counts. But that doesnt mean you stack up a million pounds. Look like a sumo wreslter, and expect to be accepted in society. Just be normal with your eating habits, a little over-weight is ok.)

April 28, 2010 at 11:40 pm
(138) Lovinme says:

People can be very shallow creatures…. Everyone goes off what they see and have been told at what point does one venture out for them selfs to what a person is like outside what they see or have been told??? All heaver people aren’t that way do to over eating it can be do a medical condition. I’m a beautiful big women and I this is all I know, I have not killed myself or attempted to be smaller. But, I have began to reevaluate my eating habits; this is not due to me being ridiculed or stared at it’s because, for me it is just time for something different. I don’t want to be skinny but I would light the scale to have a smaller number… I love the skin that I’m in… And, for those that have an issue with heavier people you should be ashame of yourself for we all have some hidden issue. May it be over working, exercising or eating. One of these days your metabolism will not work as good and you too will get heavier. When that happens do me favor and go back and read what you have posted… :P

May 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm
(139) Natasha says:

I’m 5’10″ and 210 pounds, I’m also big boned. For my height and bone size I should weigh 175 pounds, so that makes me about 40 lbs overweight. Since I’m tall I carry my weight relatively well though. I never over consume food. I have a bowl of fibre cereal for breakfast, a tuna sandwich on whole wheat for lunch, and a salad and piece of meat for dinner. I rarely eat junk food or fast food. I go for half hour walks 4 times a week. I’ve been doing this for years and I’ve only lost 20 lbs. On my dads side of the family we are all thick, men and women. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in my opinion. Morbid obesity is ugly to me but hey some people like that! Don’t judge overweight people as lazy or overeaters because MY lifestyle says otherwise.

May 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm
(140) anyomous says:

well baderiano that was 100 years ago it has no relvance to today.who cares about the past. male models are ugly dumb and concided just like jocks. modeling is a womens only job.i’m proud to be a small girl.plus their are rich skinny people in this world today models actresses and they are beautiful but thier are rich chubby people as well

May 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm
(141) Jay says:

i have to agree with some of you being fat is hell because i know it i have a little extra pounds and i like this girl who is gorgeous but I’m kinda overweight people don’t see me as part of society i just don’t really care what they think as long as people are confident that is all that matters

July 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm
(142) rose says:

for me i believe that everyone has beautiful qualitys that weight cannot get in the way of. i am 5 foot 7 and i am naturally tall and skinny. i have read some upsetting articles about skinny people and how they are all anorexic. not once in my life have i made myself throw up but i always get blamed for it. i find it hard to make friends because i get stares as though im just some ugly stick. i think fat and skinny are just illusions its all in the mind. to me god created beauty and to say other wise would be directly insulting him. i don’t see how mature adults could hate another person just for the way they look. didn’t our ancestors fight so that their future generations wouldn’t have to deal with discrimination?

July 9, 2010 at 3:26 am
(143) Flower says:

You are what you eat! Therefore if you eat junk food and are fat you are UGLY.

July 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm
(144) Jazzmin says:

Um… what does weight have to do with being rich. In fact, Oprah (Who I think is beautiful) has a weight problem, and she’s one of the richest people in the world… stupid.

Also, I think fat is not ugly! Personally, I think people look BETTER if they’re in shape and TONED (not skinny cickens) But we come in all shapes and sizes. Anyone can bbe beautiful.

August 28, 2010 at 6:38 am
(145) grace says:

Fat is not ugly. Fat is just fat..it has a status by itself. And yes I agree with so many people who say that society doesn’t accept fat people as good-looking. No matter how beautiful your features are, you are still in the “fat” category which 99% of the times turns you into an outcast.

I have a friend who is gorgeous-and I mean gorgeous, and a few years ago she gained like 20 lbs – basically not even overweight; she went from a BMI of 20 to a BMI of 24. It has to be over 25 in order for a person to be considered overweight.-and she said men’s attentions really dropped dramatically in the process.
One thing’s for sure-fat distorts your features-in addition to making your body look heavier and less toned, so even when you see an overweight person with a beautiful face, on some part of your brain you know that that’s not what they really look like-because their real features are distorted.

That being said, although I think all people have hotter bodies when they’re slim, there are a few people whose faces actually look more beautiful when they’re overweight. Especially women who have really sharp, angular features-think of Amy McDonald. She had a very pretty and feminine face as an overweight person, then she lost all that weight, and her chin is pointy, her eyes look deepened in their sockets, her nose looks much bigger.
Women who have naturally wide faces generally look better very slim or even underweight, because it sharpens the cheekbones, brings out the features. It’s where my friend fits in, as well; she has naturally full, high cheeks that get too bulky when she gains even a little bit of weight.
Also, think of Angelina Jolie or Michelle Pfeiffer, both of whom have very wide faces and have always been skinny and gorgeous.
Men, however, usually look better slim because they’re expected to have more rough, angular faces.

Though, like I said in the beginning, fat doesn’t mean ugly. I have actually fallen for a guy once who was seriously overweight, but had a gorgeous face.

September 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm
(146) jdeezy says:

overweight isn’t always ugly. A few extra pounds or a little flab isn’t always ugly. But as soon as you are obese there is no way in the universe i could possible find you attractive in any way.

September 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm
(147) Adam says:

Everyone which says my lifestyle says otherwise or they could never be skinny forgets that it is primarily a matter of energy. If you consume more calories then you burn you gain weight, if you burn more than you consume the energy must come from somewhere. As such, it seems ridiculous to say it is impossible in anything but a very small number of cases to become skinny.

September 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm
(148) mary says:

well i always thought being fat is ugly……. and i always wanted to be thin ……… its soo hard to loss weight …… and people should stop making fat jokes its not funny… and i hate that the thin girl gets the hot guy……… i HATE being FAT

September 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm
(149) may says:

well dan it aint funny to say that

losing weight is sooooo hard to do i been on diets all my life

October 11, 2010 at 2:23 am
(150) Indigo says:

personally, i don’t think so. there’s nothing wrong with being fat, except the health risks. i, myself am overweight, but not particularly FAT. i don’t think fat people are attractive, but it’s perfectly okay for someone else to. who cares as long as they’re healthy?

October 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(151) Misha says:

I think that big is beautiful and it’s all about your attiude and the media is constantly throwing skinny in our faces and glamourizing being thin sometimes being thin is not so good they always put out the health risk of being over weight but do they rarely put out the health risk of being thin because if you are too thin you can die of organ failure because your body dosn’t have the energy to keep your system functioning but there are some obese or FAT people who have NO health problems but there are some thin people who have high blood pressure and diabetes and high colestorol but im a big girl and when i get thin i still look kind of heavy but most fat people do look good and yes there are some really ugly fat people and some reall ugly skinny people they like to say fat looks unhealthy but being skinny can make you look sick. but in the end it’s all about how you present yourself.

October 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(152) misha says:

And in some tribes in Africa the men will not marry the woman unless she is fat. Not thick but almost obese they feel like the woman is more beautiful at her biggest and at one point if you were fat that meant you were rich because there was a scarce amount of food and if you were thin you were poor and undesireable and that was a long time ago.

October 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm
(153) The Truth says:

Yes, Yes and Yes.

November 13, 2010 at 5:32 am
(154) courtney says:

Well, ALOT OF PEOPLE BEST BE WATCHING WHAT YOU SAY BECAUSE YOU PROBLEY WOULD END UP FAT AND UGLY AND ALONE, SO CHOOSE WORDS WISLEY! WHAT YOU SAY WILL TURN AROUND AND BITE YOU ON YOUR BUTT! IT AINT GONNA BE FUNNY WHEN PPL TEASE YOU! DUMB PEOPLE THESE DAYYS

November 15, 2010 at 2:26 am
(155) Rachel says:

Just reading through these comments has ruined my day. Whether it was the horrible grammar or the fact that so many people are so cruel in this world and cannot accept one another for what they are on the inside and have to judge them on the outside.
I myself have been both fat and skinny. As a little kid i was relatively skinny and exercised regularly and ate food like every other little kid did. However, when I was 8, I had some problems with my digestive system or something (it has been so long I can’t remember what really was wrong) and I couldn’t eat ever because I had no appetite. Finally after a few months, my appetite came back, and I was eating again. The problem was I started eating too much. I ended up gaining 40 pounds and was 110 pounds at the age of 9. To me, I never felt like I was fat though because after a little while I got my food intake back under control and I exercised as much as I ever did.
Now, at 17, I am still a bit overweight. I do lots of walking and play sports. I also eat more healthy food than many of the “skinny” people I know. (I love to eat fruits and veggies; not a big fan of desserts) I also am muscular but just have chubbier stomach. I am comfortable with the way I am and don’t think fat is ugly. I can easily be attracted to a fat guy or a skinny guy. For me, having blue eyes is one of the sexiest things in the world. If I found a guy with insanely gorgeous blue eyes, yet he was fat, I would date him. Same with a skinny guy.
Another problem I with this is how skinny people are treated as well. My sister is 5’3 and 110 pounds and she can eat tons of junk food, occasionally work out, yet she stays the same weight. What bugs me is that people always tell her she’s too skinny and she should go eat some pizza or something when her favorite food is bologna.

December 21, 2010 at 3:04 am
(156) Anonymous says:

Fat is not ugly..=) but TOO fat is ugly AND too SKINNY is UGLY too…skinny people looks soooo weird almost look like a starving old dog..=)skinny people is kinda smell too…but SLIM peple are pretty..just georgeous…i myself are 152 lbs and i’m 5 feet 3 inch..well, i just love myself even though i’m overweight.=)

January 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm
(157) Lysa says:

Well, really. It depends on how someone feels about overweightness/obesity. Some people find it attractive, others dont. And we dont all like the same thing. Some like fat women and think skinny people are hideous. Same as the other way around. so truthfully, there is NO answer to this question, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

January 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm
(158) French Guyana Mafia says:

fat is beautiful, I Love Fat Women becaue they got a special thing mmm canot say what is it. ;-)

February 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm
(159) Mine says:

First – I’m amazed that this thread…that started in 2006…is still going on. Second – I’m a fat girl and I definitely think fat is ugly…and I say that even though I know I have a pretty face (I know this because if I had a dime for every time someone said “It’s a shame – you have such a pretty face” – I might actually be able to afford a personal chef!). But really – fat is ugly simply because beauty really comes from within and I don’t feel beautiful when I can’t button my pants or find a shirt that doesn’t pull across my gut. And while I will accept some of the responsibility for the weight – I won’t accept it all. I work out 4 to 5 days a week…I do pilates – the elliptical – weights…and I work out hard (sometimes with a trainer some times on my own) for at least an hour (usually and hour and a half) each time…and all I’ve really ever gotten for it is strong (which I’m not complaining about truly)…but I’ve found it very very difficult to lose weight…and for that I partially blame the food industry – so much crap is packaged with super high salt content and that stuff wrecks havoc on your system. My job keeps me really busy and I’m on the road anywhere from 6 to 9 months of the year…and I’ve been on the road some times for years at a shot…I don’t have much choice but to eat out or eat pre-packaged foods and even if I make good choices it’s not always easy to keep the salt intake down. Ok…I’ve ranted good and long about this…

February 11, 2011 at 12:37 am
(160) lulu says:

Fat women are not attractive to me but I don’t hate fat people. I just never would date a fat person.

April 10, 2011 at 1:37 am
(161) Claudia K. says:

Fat is U.G.L.Y., like the song by Daphne and Celeste. There is not a damn thing even remotely attractive about the mountains of unseemly rolls and love-handles brought on by obesity and being overweight. Regarding female body image, The ideal woman’s body has ample breasts, wide hips, a flat stomach, and visible curves. Being fat is just a gross overdose of this ideal form.
Sure, there are cultures that place value on fat; the bigger one was, them more money they likely possessed to feed themselves and live comfortably. On an aesthetic note, however, fat is NOT beautiful, NEVER was and NEVER will be. If one has a genetic predisposition for a heavy-set frame, that’s one thing. When one cannot keep from hacking and heaving because their entire respiratory system is weighed down by fat, that’s just both UGLY and UNHEALTHY.

April 18, 2011 at 7:52 am
(162) BlogShag says:

How anyone can think that being obese is attractive is beyond my comprehension. It looks grotesque and disgusting. Besides there are serious health risks to being fat that we’re all as a society paying for

Go to the gym, get regular exercise and eat better. It’s not rocket science

April 21, 2011 at 1:36 am
(163) Jack says:

Fat is unattractive, 9 times out of 10. You can be fat AND attractive, but that person is attractive DESPITE being fat, not BECAUSE of it.

April 21, 2011 at 1:38 am
(164) Tussin says:

I think that if you have to ask, you already know the answer.

May 4, 2011 at 1:19 am
(165) shon says:

I think that if you don’t have any problems doing simple things like walking around for a long time, or having to get up, but you’re still rather plus,you’re perfect. I’m about average I guess, but still have to fit in plus size. I guess every company thinks that petite is average size and too skinny is petite, well XL and larger sizes happen to be average these days. But if you’re rather healthy and can do things normally but you are called a plus, it just means you’re the right size.

May 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm
(166) MAry says:

You people are ignorant buffoons. Men are shallow and girls are bitches. Judge people on their personality not their weight.

May 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm
(167) sharon says:

fat people have a life to they should be loved im not fat i am 110 pounds but i know people that are fat and i love them the same way i love my girls lmao

May 27, 2011 at 3:26 am
(168) Keira says:

Yes, fat IS ugly, disgusting, im fat myself, very fat, im like 14 stone and am only 5ft 5. skinny people are pretty. Being fat yeah, your just a blob really, and its a lie when people say that fatties have nice features um lmffao, i know i certainly dont, i have a mans face. so the answer to your question is yeah, fat is ugly.

May 28, 2011 at 8:13 am
(169) paul kennedy says:

wow cant believe so many people can be so judgemental ,even the people that say skinny chicks can be ugly and so can fat chicks .Has media and labels instilled in most people what is exceptable as beautifull and what is not ? To me anyone can be beautifull funny inteligent charismic ,sexy ,seductive .etc etc .
If humans just put the labels what society newspapers and magazines say is beautiful and forget about that .look beyond it you will find beauty in all things if you look hard enough all you have to do is want to .Yes being to fat can be unhealthy as being to skinny .But that does not mean you are ugly in anyway .Whats wrong with all you people .I have dated dead set models glamours what is percieved as a glamour .But i can assure you some of them are so far up themselves that they are ugly on the inside .Yes when i was younger i thought the same to, hot body big boobs nice arse is the way, but i can assure you its what is on the inside that is beautifull.Start practising when you see someone fat look for a beautiful smile a nice personality someone funny and practice doing it after awhile you see there beauty shine through .And if they are fat because of eating disorder they can lose eight encourage them and dont put them down .And this world will be a better place .And no iam in my fifties have a great body 6 pack and all ive trained my whole life in fitness so im not sayoing this because im fat im saying this because you are all programed on what the media sais is beautifull and what is not.Get a grip think for yourself and you will see after awhile you will see beauty everywhere .

June 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm
(170) allie says:

im trying hard to lose weight, i really am. but even so, i always feel im not good enough. like i have to be like hollywood stars. people tell me im a pretty fat, sarcastic, and funny. but no matter what, i still feel like a size 24 when i walk by people, thinkin i have to suck it in more so i look like a size 12, idk. its how the world is.
our whole life we are raised to believe inside is better then out, beauty and the beast, ugly ducking, what ever. but its not like that is it?
……sucks

June 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm
(171) allie says:

im trying hard to lose weight, i really am. but even so, i always feel im not good enough. like i have to be like hollywood stars. people tell me im a pretty fat, sarcastic, and funny. but no matter what, i still feel like a size 24 when i walk by people, thinkin i have to suck it in more so i look like a size 12, idk. its how the world is.
our whole life we are raised to believe inside is better then out, beauty and the beast, ugly ducking, what ever. but its not like that is it?
……sucks

June 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm
(172) adam duck says:

fat people can ve verry atrtative and i think people need tp stop judging people beacause of ther looks its now what the girlfriend or boyfriend look like its not about being gay or straight im only 16 and i think it si rideclouse how people judge people of there looks the most ffates person could be the most carrying lovibg person you coul come acroos and the skinnyst person can be to up themselves to no whats good for them people need to understand love isnt bout looks love is bout whats really deep down inside there heart beacause in evryones heart there is love there somewhere there people out there like me who have love but dont show it and theres people out there like my girlfriend whos got a good loving carrying heart i think if us Australians need to be greatfull for who we are and not our looks and people would be a lot happer

June 10, 2011 at 6:58 am
(173) Jillian says:

There is a very rare occasion someone fat can look good. But no, fat is not attractive. Don’t get me wrong, chubby can be cute. But full on fat, skin flabbing over and your upper arms swinging like wings, disgusting. Get a tredmill. Sometimes you can see features that might have been attractive had the person lost some weight, but completely outshined by the disgusting mounds of skin just falling over itself.

June 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm
(174) Overweight Forever says:

Overweight sucks. #82 is right.

You can be pretty, but if ur rolling around because you cant walk, that sucks, and is ugly.
It can be kinda fun, at times. But the earth is going to over populate, so we need some unhealthy people to die.

Personally, skinny people are annoying. They tell us we need to work out then they laugh and say we dont belong in the gym. If we could work out, we would. Do you think most of us like it? Its not like we are at home “Hmm, what can I eat to get bigger?”

We shouldn’t say that fat is beautiful, but we shouldnt say its unforgivably ugly. There is a happy medium. Being a little overweight is not bad. At times, I see skinny people being a bit superior. This is wrong, but not comparable to racism. Some people are naturally bigger, but many are just lazy.

Me personally, Im just lazy. I got to a point where my asthma attacks come everytime i work out at a ‘reasonable pace’ So I use this as an excuse. But no, I am lazy. And also, do we really want everyone to be skinny? What would tabloid report on? What would we do with Fat jokes?

Lazy people are not worthy of the whole, “big is beautiful”
it should say, “not morbidly obese is beautiful”
Admittedly, someone can be pretty if they just cover, make it look nice, but in the back of your head, you know you dont want to go out, or see them shirtless.

What the fat communtiy needs to do is find ways to find ways for hot people to get a fat fetish. This is the answer to all our problems

July 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm
(175) marie says:

you can be fat and ugly but then again you can be skinny and ugly. Ignorant people need to shut up because you might think your attractive, but sweety not everyone thinks so. just because you guys are skinny doesn’t make you not ugly. you can still be ugly. trust me i seen skinny people who think they cute but there not. so stfu already. Beauty comes from the inside not the outside. Besides i think you skinny people are hating because you guys are like toothpickss.

July 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm
(176) Keila Saal says:

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July 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm
(177) Hannah says:

I would say fat people are ugly, yes. It is a matter of opinion though. People who say you are not allowed to find fat people ugly, are wrong. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I personally find fat people ugly. It does not matter why they are fat or whether they can help it, it is still unattractive.

Being too skinny is ugly too. I myself am too skinny and I find it horrible. Often, I do not feel like a real woman, because I do not really have curves. I guess I find girls who are just a teensy bit overweight the prettiest. Men I like skinny.

July 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm
(178) Hannah says:

@83 Frank: “if your heavy your heavy but at least learn how to spell.” That is so ironic… you are is spelled as you’re.

July 29, 2011 at 7:22 am
(179) Ugly says:

Right now, I feel ugly.
Fat should not be looked as being beautiful or ugly, because it shouldn’t be about how fat you are. What a person should be looking for is feeling beautiful to his/herself. Not about the fat. It’s about yourself!
One person thinks to be beautiful they must drop 25 pounds while on the other hand, another person the same weight is happy the way they are; they feel beautiful.
I’m seventeen, about to enter my senior year. I feel ugly reading a the comments. I’m not going to complain about anything. I just want to say that other people don’t matter, it’s how you feel about yourself that counts. To me, looks are a plus. And that doesn’t mean skinny or fat. Looks don’t count. It’s the inside, people. Love yourself for who you are and you won’t have to worry about fat being beautiful OR ugly.(:

September 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm
(180) DuBy says:

Fat is nasty and filthy… I have been fat before. 230 pounds of just pure FAT i could feel the fatty fluids inside me!!!! SO GROWS! Of course that was 4 years ago. NOW! I enjoying doing beachbody Programs like P90X and Insanity, so now I’m a pretty fit guy. My whole opinion with fat people is simply this… Who in the hell would want to have sex with a fat person. Could you imagine having there fat stomach rubbing up again your flat six pack abs!!! DONT THINK SO!

October 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm
(181) Abbie says:

Old topic- new comment I suppose.

People who say all fat persons eat unhealthy are actually quite wrong.

I don’t like eating, I eat only when I have to. I don’t like food period. I find it a boring waste of time. Yet, I do. I think the most I eat a day is a sandwich or a bowl of soup or something. I don’t eat that much. However, I’m 5’3 and weigh 250 pounds. I’m fat. I know I’m fat, and I hate myself for it.

The reason I’m fat is because I don’t exercise, not because of genetics. I let myself go after a bout of depression about three years ago and went from 150 pounds to 200 . That 50 pound difference made me look horrid, and I was terrified to go to the gym. I didn’t want to be around those skinny people, I didn’t want to be around those beautiful men and women that DIDN’T let themselves go. What I did to myself was MY fault, I DID it to myself. I didn’t want to go ruin their time by having them look at a blubbery mess. So I didn’t. I don’t walk because I don’t want to see those look on the streets. You know them: “Oh god, there goes the fat kid. She must be going to an icecream shop.”

Now I’m 100 pounds overweight. 100 pounds in four years… Looking for tips on losing weight inside the house, Just 100 pounds. All I want to loose is just 100.

I suppose there is bright sides to being fat, though. You get a lot of muscle…Lol!

((Also, I have PCOS, that’s known to cause losing weight to be harder- but it’s still possible. Any disease that you have, you can lose weight. Any problems you have, you can lose weight. It may take extra, but if you’re determined you can do it. ))

((PPS: Don’t let people send you into depression like it did me, I’m still battling it. Don’t fall victim. When the people on here say YOU’RE ugly because you’re fat, they’re talking about your outward appearance, they don’t know your personality, they don’t know how sweet or kind you may be. ))

November 12, 2011 at 9:11 am
(182) Confre says:

I’m sick of people making excuses for their weight.
For the last time there is no such thing as big boned and the only way you can be ‘naturaly heavyset’ is if you have a hormone related problem. Take some responcibility for yourselves. Genetics play a very minor factor in weight gain.
I’m fine with someone having a little weight sometimes I like it, but like it or not society likes a idealised image. And that’s not societyies fault, ’cause often then ideal can be better then being overweight.
There is nothing pretty about being unhealthy, if you can’t accept that your weight is harming you then you need proffesional help.
Weight often makes people ugly by putting the width of their body out of proportion with the height. The same goes for bodybuilding.
Some people’s features work for them when they are larger, bet rarley if ever when they are obese. Sometimes the beauty is hidden under the flab and the roles. Sometimes sadly enough people can be ugly no matter what weight they may be. But that is no reason to give up on living a healthy life.

November 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm
(183) Kevin says:

Its easier to be female and fat, then be male and fat. I’m 6’0 and weigh between 225-250. I can’t get a Girlfriend to save my life. I also believe I’m the ugliest thing women see. If I was female and fat and average looking I would get guys to date me because lets face it, guys will date anything with tits and ass. But since I’m a guy women ignore me.

December 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm
(184) Nicole says:

Fat People aren’t ugly there beautiful outside and in who care what they look like there the same as anyone else so please stop saying mean things about them you don’t know if it is hard for them to loose wait i don’t care if im fat im and beautiful and perficly made by my father jesus and god have a good night and day byee :D

January 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm
(185) its just me says:

I am a big girl & im saying that fat can & can not be ugly u see some beautful big women yet u see some ugly fat women like thoses on jeremy kyle and thoses give the beautful ones a bad name. Big girls are funny,happy & nice with it, you get skinny girls who are a total bitch who knows she can get any man in the whole world and yet says shes ugly and fat thoses girl really piss me off. Everone is different on the in & outside of the body. You just get skinny big head girls & boys that think cause your fat your lazy no were not i m always moving you should not judge a book by its cover untill you have walked & lived that persons life. You say fat people have an unheatly life yet so do skinny people they can have heart attacks as much as a fat person. I have a brother who eats more then me and hes skinny also a sister who has had 3 kids & yet shes a size 12 so how do you explane that im big yet they are not. BBW. Big beautful women

February 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm
(186) Anonymous says:

Im an ugly twig! I hate being skinny so much. People call me ugly and flat cuz I aint gots no curves. I get judged waaaay more than big people. I actually think bigger people are much better looking. Even binge diets aren’t helPing me gain weight :’(

February 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm
(187) Elsie-Claire says:

You know, whether you’re “too big” or “too small”, you should try filling yourself up with veggies and fruits and bread because it takes less of fruit vegetables and bread to fill you up than it takes any yummy greasy fatty oily salty foods. So you can eat a healthy amount, feel satisfied, and look healthy. Not “skinny”, not “fat”. HEALTHY. That means weighing around 140-158 pounds and not having jelly rolls or love handles or pokey ribs or chopstick legs.

February 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm
(188) Guardian angel says:

@anonymous

Awww.., don’t feel sad dear. I know exactly how you feel. But please don’t binge! I tried it and all it did was give me a stomatchache. Just find a balanced diet and eventually you’ll be healthy. That’s what I did. My mom made me see a nutritionist because my binging gave me serious kidney problems and after my surgery she didnt want me to have to go through the same things all over again. You should visit mypyramid.gov. It’s very helpful and having to see a nutritionist is a pain. I hope this help!

March 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm
(189) daisybomb says:

This question answers itself. How many sites to you see asking ‘are skinny people ugly?’ and then the plethora of responses justifying why some skinny people can still be pretty because of their face or how they wear their thinness. Then the counter arguments of skinniness always being ugly.

You don’t see many of those discussions floating around. Take the before and after pictures of weight-loss, and then discard the one’s with retarded lighting. Even when a very attractive ‘before’ picture is compared to an after picture we don’t see responses saying how sad it is that the person shrank down, or lost all that glorious roundness. So lets just be honest; thin is more attractive than fat. More to the point, thin and healthy is more attractive than fat and healthy.

This doesn’t mean heavy people are worth less or are deserving of discrimination. It simply means that, like a haircut that doesn’t frame frame your face well, or a shirt that you love but is a poor shade of orange, your body will be prettier without extra weight on it.

I will agree with the statement that some people are genetically predisposed to be larger. But no study has conclusively said how many people this affects. If pictures of your parents and grandparents at your age were thin though, this is not you. Also, predisposed heaviness has never equaled morbid obesity in history. Mom’s thighs or grandpa’s barrel chest, is not a justification for being double a healthy weight.

March 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm
(190) daisybomb says:

(site cut me off)
So in summary, heaviness is unattractive. Very VERY few people are actually genetically predisposed to weight gain, and the extra weight doesn’t make you unworthy of love or respect. All that being said, there are an infinite amount of websites, groups, plans and people that will (for a certain amount of dollars) help you with this. There are also several free tools to work on it, such as overeaters anonymous, and sparkpeople. I hope if you are heavy and reading this instead of throwing away your candybar collection or going for a run you’ll take the first step to a healthier and probably happier life.

Before the screaming rebuttals of me being a biased, skinny bitch come streaming through the internet, let me just say that I was 475 pounds in highschool. And am now under 150. I don’t need your applause on this. I did it for me and enjoy every minute of my success. I share it only because it lends validation of my stance in speaking with other heavy people.

One side note. Do not lose weight so people will like you, so you will get a bf/gf, so your parents or spouse will shut up, or (dear god) so that girl/guy who turned you down will be eaten up with regret. Certainly don’t do it because of this silly site. Do it for you. Do it because the life you want doesn’t fit the body you have. Because keeping yourself in that body is the equivalent of sticking a raggedy old futon in a 15 room mansion. You deserve better. If you don’t believe that yet, mull it over or get therapy until you do. The weight will still be there to lose when you get back to it.

August 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm
(191) Marie says:

healthy is attractive. people who exercise and watch what they eat can be naturally curvy, as long as they are healthy. unfortunately the percentage of obesity in this country is increasing and its not because they are necessarily born that way. you can be in shape and still be a larger size. in the end its all about treating your body the right way, not making excuses, that’s what’s attractive.

September 17, 2012 at 11:09 am
(192) ana says:

fat is ugly dont let anybody tell you other wise

February 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm
(193) Sam says:

I think half of you are so ignorant it makes me sick. Just because a person is fat does not mean they are ugly they are just a bit larger than “normal” and to be honest who do you think you are that you think you have a right to judge them? if they want to eat let them eat if they want to it’s their life and their choice. people don’t talk about anorexic and bulimic people but they’re out there as well and the more weight they loose the more people tell them they look good but inside they could feel worthless and horrible. I don’t think it’s fair to say fat people are ugly everybody is beautiful in their own way and as long as your happy than who cares? for me its evil human nature (greed/selfishness) , judgemental attitudes and ignorance of people that makes you ugly regardless weather your fat, thin or blue.

April 4, 2013 at 3:15 am
(194) You're all delusional says:

fat is disgusting. I am and Im even saying it. Stop stuffing your damn faces and eat right and go to the gym. You’re going to get diabetes and live a shorter life then everyone else. If you’re going to be over weight then at least wear clothes that fit you. Not sizes too small. It looks gross. Put down the pie and pick up an effing apple. ONE apple at a time… Not 10. Thanks.

June 27, 2013 at 7:56 am
(195) S-J says:

Fat is ugly. I saw really fat women like size 26 in photos on a blog saying they were beautiful and people agreeing. Yes, no-ones face is ugly, but I found the size and the bodies unattractive, it doesn’t look good, has an impact on all areas of your life too, not just health. No one will want you. You will be judged, you could achieve at a better level if you looked good. How do I dare say this? Because I am overweight an I look bad naked. I dont wear shorts in the house even. I am a uk size 16. my face is not ugly. I’m not a bad person. but my body is awful. I have worked on it a few times and its changed a little over a year but not really. My diets ok and I’m active.

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