Fat Shaming is Compassionate

Every fat person would become more physically attractive by slimming down.

Being more attractive leads to greater romantic success.

Stigmatizing excessive fatness encourages fat people to reach a more attractive body fat level; it pre-empts others from becoming excessively fat.

Suppressing fat shaming—through widespread “fat acceptance”—removes this social cue. That’s unhelpful.

When someone needs advice, a coward tells them what they want to hear; a true friend tells them what they need to hear.