I want to present a thought experiment to you.
How okay is it to give people unsolicited advice on what they should do with their bodies?
And how okay is it to call people names for being overweight?
Is it hypocritical if you think the above two things are okay under certain circumstances. But not under others?
Is it not okay to give unsolicited advice to women regarding abortions? But okay to tell a woman that she's fat and should lose weight?
How does this rule apply if someone wants to get a tattoo or get surgery?
Is it not okay if someone made fun of your family member for being overweight? But okay if you did it to someone else's family member instead?
Is it horrible if someone shames a woman for being overweight? But funny if someone does that to a man?
How okay is it for fitness professionals to indulge in such "light-hearted humour" border-lining on bullying the same people they wish to serve?
If that's okay. Is it okay for a doctor to engage in light-hearted humour regarding a patient's disease?
Is it okay to make exceptions for our principles that are convenient only to us?
I'll leave you with these questions to ponder over a bit.
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