Obesity Action Coalition Says No To Fat Shaming Games

By Fabian Ortiz

August 27, 2014

Obesity is something that plagues people all over the planet. With obesity rates high in the US, the OAC (Obesity Action Coalition) is setting their eyes on one of the darker sides of gaming.

There are games for everything, and people have the right to put up things that they feel people will enjoy, however the OAC see’s the amount of games that shame obese people, and they think that there should be a change.

Games being called out by the OAC include Fatify. Fatbooth, and Fat You, which the OAC says:

greatly perpetuate fat-shaming and weight bias in today’s society. Children are the primary users of these types of apps, and the apps are teaching children that the disease of obesity is a funny cosmetic issue, which we know is not true.

The OAC, along with supporting organizations, have issued formal letters to the leaders of Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Google Inc., and the Microsoft Corporation calling on each of them to remove offensive fat-shaming applications from their online app stores and strengthen their review process to ensure no further fat-shaming apps are approved for download.

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Fabian Ortiz

One of the few Anime Nerds that won't scare you off during a conversation. A gamer that is, and has always been open to trying new experiences regardless of the resolution or company behind the game. You may think that you enjoy fighters, but this guy has played them all & still spends his time looking for more. Whether he's fighting pink stretchy aliens as Goku, battling reanimated ninjas as Naruto, or warding off swarms of hollowed soldiers as the Chosen Undead, this gamer loves to take the role of the hero in any genre.

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