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The Not So Funny Side of Weight Loss Jokes

Weight Loss Jokes Aren't FunnyIf you don’t find weight loss jokes funny, you’re not alone. This form of disparagement humor (a type of humor designed to make a marginalized group of people look ridiculous) has existed for years and is still in wide use today in various forms. Jokes about body weight may be humorous to some, including self-deprecating individuals who make “fat jokes” about themselves. However, the reality is that these jokes are not funny. They are damaging to people’s perception and attitudes toward weight, obesity and their own body image.

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