16 Movies and TV Shows That Need to be Called Out for Fat-Shaming

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When it comes to the way the media represents fat people, we’ve got a long way to go. Fatphobia isn’t often talked about, but it can be found in a lot of the media we consume. From our favorite TV shows and classic movies, making bigger people the “butt” of the joke is hardly seen as problematic. But here's the deal: it definitely is.

Basically, think of some of your fave plus-sized characters. Their size is their most defining trait, and they're relegated to being the “funny” one, or they’re super sad because they need to overcome the fact that they’re fat. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a bigger character treated just like everyone else? We think so. The fat acceptance movement is picking up steam, and while we work to make everyone feel comfortable in their own skin, certain movies and TV shows need to be called out for their anti-fat attitudes. Here are 16 popular movies and TV shows that are guilty of fat-shaming.