Good morning my loves 😘
Today I'm hosting Friendsgiving at my place as I do every year and I'll be preoccupied with that so I just wanted to address something that will come up later today. Last year I was filmed for a show that I grew up watching as a child/teenager in Germany and I was incredibly excited to be able to talk about body positivity and specifically about transforming the way that society perceives fat people and how we perceive ourselves. The producer of the show told me that the segment I'd be in was to be about body image and body positivity however once the episode aired all my interview parts about those topics had been cut and the segment was really about how to make money as a social media influencer and they tried in every way possible to make me look as unflattering and large as they could (camera angles from the floor up like noooobody looks good at that angle fam y'all KNOW this - filming me while I wasn't aware of it, showing only my upper body while I'm walking barefoot over sharp rocks so it looked like I couldn't walk properly and so on). I was really disappointed and had meant to make a YouTube video about this whole ordeal but I never got around to it but today they are apparently running part of that segment again just copy and pasted into a different show (they own the rights so they're unfortunately allowed to do that) - and this will be the 6th time that this segment is run in my home country and Austria and i just wanted to let my german and Austrian followers know that I did not at all intend for that segment to look the way it did and for them to broadcast my words in such a profit oriented way. I'm pretty disappointed in this show that I watched and respected for so many years. We still have a loong way to go when it comes to body positivity in Europe and if getting to a better place means I've got to look like a jackass on TV for a while, whatever let's do it! If it paves the way for one day having fat people being shown in a favorable light and not the body shaming spot light they shine now then I'm all for it!