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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

My intent was not to single out, embarrass or offend an entire group of people. I recognize that is one way my article could have been received. I understand that my writing may have felt unnecessarily harsh; to those that I offended, I apologize. However, the purpose of this article was to bring light to the fact that in today’s society, obesity is incredibly widespread, present and harmful. The opening paragraphs in particular, which I am aware are subjects of criticism, were meant to show the cold, hard truth of the matter. We live in a world where obesity is rampant and there are few motions to stop it. It was my choice to present the information in the way I did because people need to realize this is not an issue that will be solved by reassuring everyone that being immensely overweight is okay. It is not. Does this mean people shouldn’t love themselves? Absolutely not. But self love shouldn’t impede positive change.

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