Over 16,000 people sign digital petition against Facebook’s ‘feeling fat’ emoji

unnamed-4Over 16,100 people have signed an online petition which calls for the ‘feeling fat’ emoticon to be eliminated from Facebook’s list of emojis that can be featured in status updates.

The petition, on change.org, was set up by Catherine Weingarten and the group Endangered Bodies, according to the page.

Endangered Bodies says on its website that ‘Our aim is to save future generations from the misery that turns people against their own bodies.’

Weingarten wrote on the petition’s page ‘Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I saw a friend’s status set to “feeling fat,” accompanied by an emoji with chubby cheeks and a double chin. I think it was supposed to be funny, but seeing this status made me feel angry…

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  • FactsWillOut

    The normal thing to do when seeing an emoji like that is to go out and behead someone.

    • Frau Katze

      You’ve been reading too much news. You need a break.

      • FactsWillOut

        Agreed.
        I think I’ll watch a couple episodes of “The Starlost” on youtube.

    • Me too;)

      • FactsWillOut

        My first featured comment! Wooohooo!
        Thanks, BCF.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So, we have just identified 16,100 fatties?
    OK, got it!

  • Gordo

    Special Snowflake Time.

  • simus1

    Surely Larda meant to say “this status made me feel angry and hungry” as she frantically searched under her bed for her now missing last 15 pound carton of peanut brittle likely stolen by patriarchal running dogs.

  • Hard Little Machine

    All my emojis are aborted dolphins

  • Surele Surele

    The donut I just ate, strangely resembles the “feeling fat” emoji. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Alain

    Just one more among a multitude of reasons why I refuse to use Facebook.