Fat-shaming – the criticising of a person’s weight, body type and eating habits – is commonplace in India, with physical appearances often subject to public scrutiny and unwanted advice. Photo: Getty Images
Fat-shaming – the criticising of a person’s weight, body type and eating habits – is commonplace in India, with physical appearances often subject to public scrutiny and unwanted advice. Photo: Getty Images
India

From Bollywood to politics, more Indians are fighting back against fat-shaming

  • India has some 135 million overweight citizens in a population of 1.4 billion, and fat-shaming is ‘very normalised in Indian households’
  • Obesity has typically been associated with poor food habits but it can sometimes be triggered by complex conditions, stress or medicine

Fat-shaming – the criticising of a person’s weight, body type and eating habits – is commonplace in India, with physical appearances often subject to public scrutiny and unwanted advice. Photo: Getty Images
Fat-shaming – the criticising of a person’s weight, body type and eating habits – is commonplace in India, with physical appearances often subject to public scrutiny and unwanted advice. Photo: Getty Images
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