November 07, 2016

TTC’s ballet ad campaign “triggers” plus-size social justice warrior

David MenziesMission Specialist

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

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commented 2016-11-08 13:01:14 -0500
Jill Andrew:

Just because you are a fat slob who is unable to control your food intake, doesn’t give you the right to denounce and criticize anything that portrays a healthy and fit human.

Either get some self control, or fak off.
commented 2016-11-08 12:43:27 -0500
It’s an ad for the ballet and the people in it accurately depict what ballet dancers look like. If an ad doesn’t accurately depict what it is advertising it subject to false advertising charges and fined. SJWs need to at least apply a little common sense before they go off an their rants. All this politically correct SJW BS is going to be the leading cause of the downfall of western democracy as we know it.
commented 2016-11-08 04:12:57 -0500
And then there’s the little matter of the Laws of Thermodynamics, which essentially say that if you are “plus sized” you have obviously “overconsumed” in life to get to the state that you are in… Unless of course you were force-fed?…
commented 2016-11-08 02:01:15 -0500
Beauty is power. But because it is power not aquired through political process it is resented by those who don’t have it.It is power that is a form of “privilage”.

We should accomodate those who for whatever reason cannot reduce their body size…and …no I am not being facitious…promote sumo wrestling like they do in Japan.
commented 2016-11-08 01:40:39 -0500
And I want a refund on my air fare ticket because the grossly fat “being” sitting next to me is responsible for consuming a disporprionate amount of jet fuel costs on this flight…
commented 2016-11-08 00:19:38 -0500
Funny and spot on as usual, David.

‘Black and fat’ to use Jill Andrew’s own words, don’t make me uncomfortable ,but she sure does. My gawd what a crazy woman. No chip on her shoulder! She just drips contempt.

@ Jan G, “See what has happened since Oprah left TV, everyone wants their own cry me a river show.” Good one!
commented 2016-11-07 23:54:28 -0500
All these people crying about “body image” seem to very conveniently ignore the fact that being overweight is bad for your health — diabetes? My mother just died a couple weeks ago, from extreme complications of poorly managed diabetes, and she also ignored how her eating habits and burgeoning obesity led her inexorably to DEATH.

Screw body image. These people need to understand HEALTH. Being overweight is NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEATLH. People with diabetes need to leave off with the magic pills from big pharma, and LOSE WEIGHT.

And just for the record, I’m no Skinny Minnie myself — I’m about 15 lbs overweight. But I watch what I eat very carefully, because I DON’T WANT TO BECOME DIABETIC. And I don’t want to get any MORE overweight. The two do go together, 95% of the time.
commented 2016-11-07 22:25:24 -0500
i got this 100% no way you cant lose pill for losing weight.

o wait its just EAT LESS MOVE MORE.
commented 2016-11-07 19:55:21 -0500
Logically thinking, one would suppose Jill’s number one bete noire would be ugly brain function shaming.
commented 2016-11-07 19:19:35 -0500
I think we have a generation of people with very poor self esteem and for people with poor self esteem they sure love attention.
commented 2016-11-07 19:00:21 -0500
See what has happened since Oprah left TV, everyone wants their own cry me a river show.
commented 2016-11-07 18:56:27 -0500
Hoffman, the Alberta Health Minister, will probably appoint Andrew to chair a committee on health and fitness. Without a doubt the two of will offer weighty arguments.
commented 2016-11-07 18:15:32 -0500
Maybe ads like that could inspire and influence young girls to pursue a fit and trim body as opposed to a large unhappy fat woman’s life style..
By the way I am large… Real large..
I wear X or XX
commented 2016-11-07 18:13:08 -0500
Whoever gives this complainer the time of day should be fired. She is jealous and full of envy.
commented 2016-11-07 17:51:08 -0500
Well I too am triggered!!!!! I am between large and x-large and I believe the clothing industry forces me to buy customized and tailored clothing. It’s an outrage!!!!!! Sleeves too long or too short, too much ball room or not enough. I’d like to dance, but I have a bad hip oooooh it’s just not fair……….boo hoo
commented 2016-11-07 17:01:33 -0500
Simply unbelievable…!!
What have we become as a society..!
commented 2016-11-07 17:00:03 -0500
She is insane. Where on earth do these idiots come from? She is an embarrassment to both thin and fat black women
commented 2016-11-07 16:31:35 -0500
You never fail ( O – BEAST ) to make me laff