The social media giant should be 'feeling ashamed' for caving to online activists.
Facebook removed its 'feeling fat' status update and emoticon after an online petition for them to do so reached a mere 16,771 supporters.
The company responded to the petition saying “We’ve heard from our community that listing “feeling fat” as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove “feeling fat” from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook.”
In honour of Facebook's decision to pull the plug on 'feeling fat', here are 7 other 'feelings' that have no place on the internet!
1 – Feeling Sick There are people around the world who have horrible diseases such as Ebola and the mumps. Why should they go through the horror of dealing with triggers while trying to update their Facebook status?
2 – Feeling In Love Considering the amount of people who cannot find love, why allow others the privilege of being able to say they are? If Victor Virgin is browsing the site and sees Peter Player is 'feeling in love' that would be incredibly upsetting to Victor!
3 – Feeling Cold How many Facebook users live in cold dark basements or can't afford heating on a professional protester's salary? This kind of status update is downright intolerable to people who live without hot water and hot food. It's downright revolting Facebook would allow this.
4 – Feeling Lucky Gambling addiction is a serious problem! Facebook is making fun of serious gamblers by allowing people to feed their addiction with the power of social media. The emoticon to accompany the feeling features four leaf clovers. This is so insensitive to people of Irish heritage!
5 – Feeling Blessed It's obvious to anyone with a brain that Facebook is enforcing a Christian ideology on all of its users by including the word 'blessed' with an emoticon featuring a face with an angelic halo. Atheists everywhere should be appalled by this. Not cool, Mark Zuckerberg!
6 – Feeling Ugly This one is a no brainer! How can Facebook allow people the option to flat out say they feel ugly? This promotes ugly-shaming and is insulting to people born with birth defects. Facebook needs to know that we're all beautiful and we all belong in Dove commercials.
7 – Feeling Old Why should old people feel old? A more politically correct way to not offend the elderly is to say: feeling experienced!
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