Being fat and Asian is a lot harder than it seems.
I get looks that say, “How dare you defy stereotypes! You’re Asian and fat! How is that possible?”
It’s even worse when it’s someone you love and adore who thinks you’re disgusting for being fat. That person then tells you that no, they love you, it’s just that society won’t accept me. That I’ll never get ahead in life because I’m fat.
Of course, how did I forget? There is only one standard of beauty in this society. If you don’t adhere to it then no matter what, you’ll always be a second class citizen and fail. FAIL!
I’ve got news for all of you who hate me because I’m fat – the perception of beauty is fluid and our society accepts all sorts of beauty.
Plus sized models and celebrities are more and more common. Adele is unashamedly zaftig and beautiful enough to be on the cover of Vogue. Did our society turn away from Adele just because she’s carrying a few more pounds than Lady GaGa? Aside from the out-of-touch Karl Lagerfeld, I think not.
There’s also Melissa McCarthy, one of the biggest TV stars and female comedians of the moment. She’s gorgeous, hilarious, talented, and the star of her own sitcom. If our society really hated fat people, would she have been nominated for an Academy Award? Would she have won an Emmy award?
So what if I am fat? It doesn’t make me any less of a person. It doesn’t make me any less beautiful either.
If you still think that fat people suck, get over yourself. If the world ends tomorrow, we’ll be the ones to survive the longest since our body packs much more fuel than you!