Big people are not punchlines

Recently a viral video of a thin woman wearing a fat suit embarking on Tinder dates has probably appeared on your Facebook timeline. In this video a woman posts bikini clad photos to her profile, accepts a few dates, and then puts on a fat suit on said dates. The results are to be expected, the dudes in question are complete dicks to her. But I can’t say I’m surprised.

It should be mentioned that this video should be taken with a grain of salt as there are multiple complications.

I would like to point out that Tinder is a dating app that allows you to pick a date solely on the basis of a photograph, let’s just assume people using this app aren’t looking for a soul mate.

Next, Simple Pickup, the group behind this whole charade, are also the same perverts who made a video teaching men to walk up to women and start creepily massaging them.

Another little gem of a tutorial this group has made shows men approaching women to ask if they can motorboat them, and when the women say no these men do it anyway. Gross.

Thirdly, Ms. Thang in her fat suit doesn’t even look like a fat person. She looks like she found an inner tube and slathered on a ton of flesh colored paint onto it. How did these men believe such an obvious trick? If they’re that clueless to what an actual human being looks like, this girl is better off anyway.

Okay, lastly, this woman lied; she lied all over the place. She advertised herself in a certain light, gained a few responses because we, as human beings, like what we like. There’s nothing wrong with having a type. There is however something wrong with lying to people and these men had every right to be a little mad.

As an aside, when Simple Pickup demonstrated the same experiment but this time with a man, the women on the dates were shocked but displayed no sense of anger. Which to be honest I found completely odd, ladies you were lied to and you’re okay with it?

Simple Pickup only successfully managed to once again show us how many terrible attitudes are out they’re regarding overweight women. I don’t feel like this is a good way to tackle such a heavy topic.

It’s also important to mention to women who think this experiment is a good idea and are thinking of putting on a similar experiment, I implore you please don’t do it. To put on a fat suit is to make a joke of many women’s bodies, when in actuality we should be celebrating their beautiful curves and their voluptuous bodies. We shouldn’t make women the center of cruel jokes. We should promote self-acceptance. Women are more than just their bodies and facial features.

rather than instead of the objectification of women.

When an individual puts on a fat suit in no way are you anywhere closer to understand another person’s life, in actuality you are creating myths and half truths of what it’s like to be fat. The main one being that fat people will lie about their bodies in order to get dates.