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Plus-Size Comedian Accuses Cancer Research Ads Of Fat-Shaming, And Here’s How They Reply
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Plus-Size Comedian Accuses Cancer Research Ads Of Fat-Shaming, And Here’s How They Reply

Sofie Hagen, a Danish-born and UK-based comedian has ignited heated discussions after publicly accusing Cancer Research UK of ‘fat-shaming.’ The organization claims it doesn’t want to insult anyone, but hopes to raise awareness of the link between cancer and obesity. Hagen, however, says their campaign is “incredibly damaging.”

You see, according to Cancer Research UK, obesity “is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking.” This statement came after a recent report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), saying there is now strong evidence linking bodyweight issues to 13 types of cancer. What’s more alarming, in a time when Millennials are set to be the fattest generation of Britons, only 15% of British people are aware of the link between obesity and cancer.

“Right, is anyone currently working on getting this piece of sh*t CancerResearchUK advert removed from everywhere?” Hagen began her Twitter rant. “Is there something I can sign? How the fuc*ing fu*k is this okay?” Cancer Research UK even wrote a personal reply to the angry lady, but it wasn’t enough. She continued fighting for it to be taken down. “Society viewing fatness as a negative thing is a thing that kills more than the cancer,” she wrote.

Scroll down to check out the entire Twitter battle, and let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments!

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Cancer Research UK started a campaign, informing that obesity is the second-biggest cause of cancer in the UK

Image credits: Sofie Hagen

Comedian Sofie Hagen, however, found it incredibly offensive

It wasn’t the first time when she was vocal about beauty standards

Image credits: sofiehagen

Cancer Research UK was quick to respond

But it wasn’t enough to calm Sofie down

The campaign was inspired by a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, linking bodyweight issues to 13 types of cancer

Image credits: Cancer Research UK

Which is pretty alarming, considering that the rate of obesity is spreading across the UK. In fact, Millennials are set to be the fattest generation of Britons

Image credits: BBC

Despite the data, some commenters agreed with Sofie

While others stood behind the campaign

What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alaa
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4 years ago

Fat stomach doesn't look beautiful and it's not healthy. Stop being delusional because ignoring facts won't spare you from getting a heart attack .

anarkzie
Community Member
4 years ago

It has some pretty sexy lipstick on though.

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Miklós Nagy
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4 years ago

Leading cause of death in the USA and pretty much everywhere else in the developed world. So can't wait until that "comedian" starts a campaign for smoking, drug use, arming schoolkids and driving while you are drunk.

stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

[12 year old does drive-by shooting while smoking and high on coke] - leave him alone, he's expressing himself...

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Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Shut up Sofie. Some people are fine with obesity and some people don't want to die prematurely. No one is shaming anyone. Facts are facts.

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Alaa
Community Member
4 years ago

Fat stomach doesn't look beautiful and it's not healthy. Stop being delusional because ignoring facts won't spare you from getting a heart attack .

anarkzie
Community Member
4 years ago

It has some pretty sexy lipstick on though.

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

Leading cause of death in the USA and pretty much everywhere else in the developed world. So can't wait until that "comedian" starts a campaign for smoking, drug use, arming schoolkids and driving while you are drunk.

stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

[12 year old does drive-by shooting while smoking and high on coke] - leave him alone, he's expressing himself...

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Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Shut up Sofie. Some people are fine with obesity and some people don't want to die prematurely. No one is shaming anyone. Facts are facts.

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