BBC Pidgin is out with another documentary and this time its on “Body Shaming.” Body shaming is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about a person’s body size or weight.
The culture of body shaming is rather despicable, however common it is. Daily people get body shamed on social media sometimes even on the street, malls and regrettably places of worship.
The culture is not left on the shoulders of a particular gender as both genders suffer such depressing and humiliating feet. Body-shaming manifests in many ways:
1) Criticizing your own appearance, through a judgment or comparison to another person. (i.e.: “I’m so ugly compared to her.” “Look at how broad my shoulders are.”)
2) Criticizing another’s appearance in front of them, (i.e.: “With those thighs, you’re never going to find a date.”)
3) Criticizing another’s appearance without their knowledge. (i.e.: “Did you see what she’s wearing today? Not flattering.” “At least you don’t look like her!”).
No matter how this manifests, it often leads to comparison and shame, and perpetuates the idea that people should be judged mainly for their physical features
In the BBC documentary, celebrities have come out to share their experiences and their stand on the matter. Today any anytime, we are saying; SAY NO TO BODY SHAMING!
Watch the video below: