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Fat Shaming Plates or Political Correctness Run Amok?

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  • Lilt2511Lilt2511 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Kathryn247 wrote: »
    I wouldn't call it fat shaming, but I think it's a bad image for people who are already prone to undereating. You can have a whole plate of food and still wear skinny jeans - you don't have to - and shouldn't - starve yourself.

    This is the way I interpreted the plate. It's unhealthy for people with an already unhealthy way of looking at their food portions, specifically the skinny jeans portion. But offensive? No, I'm not getting that from it.
  • MaintainInTheMembraneMaintainInTheMembrane Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    I think it’s fantastic and funny! I want one. I’d put my carbs, protein and fats in the skinny jeans section and fill the Mum jeans section with veggies.
  • unstableunicornunstableunicorn Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    The plate and the outrage are equally stupid. Someone had a cheeky idea with an unrealistic understanding of portions. That’s all.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,499Member Member Posts: 2,499Member Member
    The plate and the outrage are equally stupid. Someone had a cheeky idea with an unrealistic understanding of portions. That’s all.

    As is evidenced by this thread, people can be outraged about anything.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,499Member Member Posts: 2,499Member Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    aokoye wrote: »
    The plate and the outrage are equally stupid. Someone had a cheeky idea with an unrealistic understanding of portions. That’s all.

    As is evidenced by this thread, people can be outraged about anything.

    ..... pretty much

    imho ~ it's a relative thing.

    The better one's living conditions, the easier it is to be concerned with minutia.
    It's a mix of that and how much it affects you and your everyday life. There are things that I will and have gone to my state's capital to lobby about. That, for better or worse, is a fairly small list of things. There are other things that I'll push hard against, but again, that's a bit different because when I push against those things it involves actually trying to change some sort of organizational policy.

    And then there are things like the flagrant disregard of the rules of the river that one small watercraft organization has. That, is something I will just be pissed off about but likely won't actually try to do anything about.
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  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Posts: 14,249Member Member Posts: 14,249Member Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    aokoye wrote: »
    The plate and the outrage are equally stupid. Someone had a cheeky idea with an unrealistic understanding of portions. That’s all.

    As is evidenced by this thread, people can be outraged about anything.

    ..... pretty much

    imho ~ it's a relative thing.

    The better one's living conditions, the easier it is to be concerned with minutia.

    Also known as: #firstworldproblems

    ;)

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  • DragonwolfDragonwolf Posts: 5,661Member Member Posts: 5,661Member Member
    heybales wrote: »
    I'm sure the marketing firm that came up with this and presented it did some field survey's - did they use Macy's customers though?

    If so, and found acceptable, and found willing enough to purchase (if that's the case, what does it say about Macy's customers?) - it would be interesting to have seen the meetings where it was presented and obviously enough of those that saw it, or the right people, let it fly.

    Also be interesting to see the fallout from this now internally. Marketing firm only winner? Or maybe never used again so perhaps not. Project people and managers that gave approval?

    How high up do these things go now, or part of the attitude change of letting teams doing risky stuff to be more creative. If allowed, what happens to those people/teams now?

    And I'd agree with several of the comments - not a bad idea regarding portion control, but poor way to get there.

    Lol, as a former marketing agency drone, I must say, you're giving them way too much credit by thinking they did field surveys and whatnot. It's pretty much standard operating procedure to see just how out there a marketing gimmick can get and still get away with it.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Posts: 367Member Member Posts: 367Member Member
    I think it's *kitten* that you'd never see these kind of plates geared towards men. Do they have Dad Jeans plates?

    I would guess 99.99999% of these plates are purchased by females. I have never seen an adilt male eating off a plate with wtiting on it.
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,816Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,816Member, Premium Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    I see these as plates a millenial woman would buy so she and her friends could fill them up with
    avocado salad and go, "Oh, I am so bad. So so bad. Hehe!! I'm gonna get so fat but I don't care because YUM!! Hehe!! Mom jeans here I come! LAWL!!"

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    And by "millenial woman," I mean my wife.
    My wife would do this. Lol
  • lkpduckylkpducky Posts: 9,213Member Member Posts: 9,213Member Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    I see these as plates a millenial woman would buy so she and her friends could fill them up with
    avocado salad and go, "Oh, I am so bad. So so bad. Hehe!! I'm gonna get so fat but I don't care because YUM!! Hehe!! Mom jeans here I come! LAWL!!"

    maxresdefault.jpg

    And by "millenial woman," I mean my wife.
    My wife would do this. Lol

    @Carlos_421 will she get you a plate for your Oreos?
    (trick question: you're supposed to eat them right out of the box)
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,816Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,816Member, Premium Member
    lkpducky wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    I see these as plates a millenial woman would buy so she and her friends could fill them up with
    avocado salad and go, "Oh, I am so bad. So so bad. Hehe!! I'm gonna get so fat but I don't care because YUM!! Hehe!! Mom jeans here I come! LAWL!!"

    maxresdefault.jpg

    And by "millenial woman," I mean my wife.
    My wife would do this. Lol

    @Carlos_421 will she get you a plate for your Oreos?
    (trick question: you're supposed to eat them right out of the box)

    Lol only wimps put their oreos on plates.
    My oreos would never survive the trip from bag to plate.
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