Is plus-size modelling beneficial or harmful to society? Watch

hoping4Astars
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
On one hand, it can make overweight and obese people become more confident and less self conscious. However, on the other hand, it can be harmful as it glorifies obesity and could Lead young people to think that being obese is fine, leading them to stay obese instead of trying to exercise and lose weight and have a longer, healthier life.

What do you think?
2
reply
okey
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
* on one hand it can make overweight and obese people think that it's fine to stay overweight and obese. However, on the other hand, it can be harmful as it glorifies obesity and could lead you people to think that being obese is fine, leading them to stay obese instead of trying to exercise and lose weight to have a longer, healthier life.
0
reply
Most Competitive
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#3
Report 4 years ago
#3
It's definitely harmful, but so is the (size 0) anorexic stuff.

It looks as though the fashion industry wants guys to be repulsed after just looking at members of the opposite sex :lol:

They need to find some middle-ground (hardly rocket science IMO).
3
reply
supernerdural
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 years ago
#4
Plus size people exist, therefore we need plus size modelling because plus size people need to wear clothes too! Also, in the modelling industry, they count 'plus size' as size 12 or above. The vast majority of people are at least a size 12 because to be honest under that is unhealthy.

edit: I looked it up and plus size for modelling is size 10 or above. If you are under a size 10 you very badly need to gain weight
0
reply
difeo
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#5
Report 4 years ago
#5
Definitely bad, it promotes obesity.
If only healthy people are models then that should encourage obese people to get healthy.
1
reply
ZoëC
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 years ago
#6
yes, but glorifying being severely underweight, and promoting a lifestyle of malnutrition and possibly anorexia is equally unhealthy.

Models should be 'healthy sized' (though whatever this is, it's not a set standard) and pretty average non-obese sizes whether they are too muscular, or a little over-fat, are labelled as plus size.

Plus size is not just at the morbidly obese end of the scale, I'm pretty sure it even starts below the average body size.
1
reply
keturah
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#7
Report 4 years ago
#7
(Original post by supernerdural)
Plus size people exist, therefore we need plus size modelling because plus size people need to wear clothes too! Also, in the modelling industry, they count 'plus size' as size 12 or above. The vast majority of people are at least a size 12 because to be honest under that is unhealthy.

edit: I looked it up and plus size for modelling is size 10 or above. If you are under a size 10 you very badly need to gain weight
Being under a size ten doesn't mean you need to gain weight. I'm naturally thin, healthy and size 6 .
0
reply
lubsjk
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 years ago
#8
(Original post by supernerdural)
Plus size people exist, therefore we need plus size modelling because plus size people need to wear clothes too! Also, in the modelling industry, they count 'plus size' as size 12 or above. The vast majority of people are at least a size 12 because to be honest under that is unhealthy.

edit: I looked it up and plus size for modelling is size 10 or above. If you are under a size 10 you very badly need to gain weight
Not true... I wear size 6-8 and I'm not underweight. It depends on your height too.

I'm short
1
reply
lubsjk
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#9
Report 4 years ago
#9
Super skinny is bad. Super fat is bad. We just need a middle ground.

Why can't short girls model?
1
reply
lovepeacelife
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 years ago
#10
I don't agree that it promotes obesity. Plus most plus sized models aren't anywhere near obese. And tbh most overweight/obese people know that it's unhealthy, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to have confidence.
0
reply
NathanDYEL
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 years ago
#11
^^^^^^


I agree it promotes obesity. Many plus sized models are obese. Many overweight people refuse to accept it is unhealthy, they dont have confidence because no one respects them.


^^^^^^
0
reply
z33
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#12
Report 4 years ago
#12


she's a plus sized model.... i'd consider her normal but that's just me...
0
reply
difeo
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#13
Report 4 years ago
#13
(Original post by z33)


she's a plus sized model.... i'd consider her normal but that's just me...
She is normal, because unfortunately overweight is the new normal in the UK
2
reply
z33
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#14
Report 4 years ago
#14
(Original post by difeo)
She is normal, because unfortunately overweight is the new normal in the UK
come on she's not overweight... maybe on the far end of the normal BMI but not FAT
1
reply
Rakas21
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#15
Report 4 years ago
#15
As a fat man I'm not hating on fat people when I say that its an awful development in fashion which encourages women especially to think that they are fine as they are.

I don't agree with size zero models either though so with 8-12 apparently the healthy range (average is higher because the UK is fat) I'd probably say that models should be 6-10. It encourages weight loss but not extreme.
0
reply
difeo
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#16
Report 4 years ago
#16
(Original post by z33)
come on she's not overweight... maybe on the far end of the normal BMI but not FAT
Borderline, you might be right that she just falls on the healthy side of BMI
0
reply
z33
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#17
Report 4 years ago
#17
(Original post by difeo)
Borderline, you might be right that she just falls on the healthy side of BMI
yeah that's what i mean borderline but probably still on the healthy side

i don't think healthy should be considered 'plus size'...

i don't think plus size models are sending out a bad message because most girls are still trying to lose weight to be more like the skinnier models, but i think it's just a reminder that they can still look and feel beautiful while they're losing weight if that makes sense?

like before it was 'unless you weigh 50 kg you're ugly' but now it's like 'you'll look your best at 50 kg but you can still look hot and beautiful right now'

that's how i see it lol
1
reply
TheGuyReturns
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#18
Report 4 years ago
#18
(Original post by z33)


she's a plus sized model.... i'd consider her normal but that's just me...
Fat.
1
reply
z33
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#19
Report 4 years ago
#19
(Original post by TheGuyReturns)
Fat.
soooo what is skinny? this?
[image removed]

tbh i think models should look like this:



to promote a healthy lifestyle and exercise rather than starvation or mcdonalds
1
reply
TheGuyReturns
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#20
Report 4 years ago
#20
(Original post by z33)
....
Why is it so hard to accept the woman in the fist picture is quite clearly overweight?

As far as your recommendations go, although those are very attractive physiques, at the end of the day it's just a bunch of businesses trying to shift their product... and if they've found putting their clothes on skinny-fat women sells the most, then that's what they will do.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Has your university offer been reduced?

Yes (46)
31.29%
No (76)
51.7%
Don't know (25)
17.01%

Watched Threads

View All