Uhm, yeah! What the hell?! I had to repost this from @bodyposipanda because the original billboard is shit!
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SOMEBODY GIVE ME A BEAT BECAUSE I'M ABOUT TO SLAY SOME DIET CULTURE. The picture above is a billboard in Times Square advertising appetite suppressant lollipops from the shitshow of a company, Flat Tummy Co. You might also be familiar with their popular detox (read: laxative) teas that they promote to impressionable young people all over social media.
But this time it's lollipops. A product primarily consumed by children. Being suggested as a substitute for food. And endorsed by the most famous faces in the world. Oh btw, they're also not FDA approved AND the only study conducted on their effectiveness was paid for by the manufacturer of the key ingredient #conflictofinterest.
On a busy day 460,000 people go through Times Square. That's half a million people DAILY being sold the idea that eating when you're hungry is wrong, and that sucking on an overpriced lollipop will suppress your appetite (spoiler alert: it won't) and get you a flat tummy! Babes, it's so easy! It's also SO FUCKED UP.
Hunger is not the enemy. Eating is not a sin. And having a fucking flat stomach is NOT the be all and end all of your existence. Flat Tummy Co, stop selling us disordered eating patterns for profit. Stop abusing our body insecurities to make bank. Just stop. Oh, and also stop calling us babes every 2 seconds, it's patronising af. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 #suckit #flattummyco #bodypositivity