Jill Andrew, anti-body shaming crusader, is on the warpath again over an ad campaign running in Toronto’s public transit system. The offending ads for the National Ballet of Canada showcase trim, athletic dancers dancing around transit vehicles, so what’s not to love?
Well, according to our plus-size social justice warrior, this ad campaign promotes unhealthy body image stereotypes.
Apparently photographs depicting physically-fit dancers “trigger” Jill Andrew.
Rebel viewers might recall THIS story about the co-founder of the Body Confidence Canada Awards who said she’d be meeting with the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner to discuss changes to make it illegal to discriminate against a person due to their weight, size, or body shape.
Jill hates those ballet ads because there are too many thin people being depicted, prompting her to tell the Toronto Star:
“The body types of most ballet dancers do not adequately represent those of most Canadians and, I dare say, most TTC users.”
So what?! Dancers have to be athletic! And besides, isn’t Jill guilty of thin-shaming? In Jill’s triple-XL world, there doesn’t seem to be much tolerance for thin people.
Have Jill and her ilk ever thought perhaps there’s a valid reason for so-called fat-shaming? If Large Marge is “shamed” into putting that fork down and getting on a treadmill instead, maybe that’s a prudent choice.
It’s certainly a better use of energy than publicly complaining about posters depicting thin ballet dancers.
Photo Credit: YouTube/The National Ballet of Canada