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A Mexican Mayor Berated A Little Girl About Her Weight In Front Of Her Peers

Poor body confidence is an issue that afflicts 40% of U.S. girls who are as young as seven years old.

The knowledge that young girls are pressured to hate and alter their bodies at a young age is nothing new. You’ve heard this truth reported on by different digital content sites, on TV, magazines, through educators and more prominently: on the pages of your favorite celebrity Instagram pages. The origins of poor body confidence vary but more often or not they come from media, parents, spouses and often times machismo.

This truth is sad enough in itself but hurts all the more when we’re forced to see the withering of a young girl’s self-esteem on video. Particularly when the source of such pain comes from a man of influence and power.

Ahome, Sinaloa mayor Manuel Guillermo Chapman Moreno recently caught attention after a video of him doling out unsolicited criticism about a little girl’s weight went viral.

During a recent visit to Centro de Educación Inicial Indígena, the mayor attempted to project concern and empathy for the health of the children in the area.

While on camera and in front of the girl’s classmates and teachers, Chapman questioned the girl about her diet after she innocently commented that she enjoyed eating chicken and eggs.

Without ever asking whether the school in the district, which he oversees, offers healthy foods or space for outdoor activities, he began his interrogation.

“Sweets?” he asked her. “You like to eat sweets?” When the girl nodded Chapman turned to the teacher and asked, “What is the problem with this girl? This girl is frighteningly obese. Why?”

In response, the little girl’s teacher says “Because the mother gives what the girl asks and at any time.” Clearly uncomfortable the little girl visibly withers into herself before rushing away.

Users online were quick to criticize Chapman for his comments.


“What a dumb guy” one user wrote in response.

Many ridiculed him for his flip way of handling the situation.

“Obesity can be controlled with proper feeding, human stupidity has no cure,” another wrote.

Others pointed out how counterintuitive his comments were.

“But what a character as ignorant as this is going to be expressed about a girl, hurting her self-esteem, she doesn’t even have any idea how to deal with those health issues!”

Others highlighted how inappropriate his comments were given the setting.

“How can they allow them to expose a girl or child? And the other mitoteras also that hell care if their parents aware that they should talk to them in private and not expose the poor creature to be the mockery of all.”

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Shawn Mendes Credits Girlfriend Camila Cabello For Overcoming Body Image Issues

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Shawn Mendes Credits Girlfriend Camila Cabello For Overcoming Body Image Issues

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Shawn Mendes rose to fame at 15-years-old through the defuncted social media platform Vine. Years later, he is a worldwide pop sensation but even he falls victim to body image issues. Just goes to show that even famous men have problems with their own bodies.

Shawn Mendes is a certified hottie and that is just a fact.

The “Treat You Better” singer has made men and women swoon around the world with his classical good looks and stunning physique. The Canadian singer-songwriter has been a heartthrob since he broke into the pop music scene and his fans are not letting him down anytime soon.

Yet, Mendes recently admitted that he struggled with body image issues.

In an interview with British GQ, Mendes admits that he struggled with maintaining a healthy body image and self-confidence. The stress of fame and the constant public attention fed into Mendes’ own self-confidence and body image issues.

“‘“If you don’t work out, you’re going to lose fans,’” Mendes told British GQ about what he would tell himself.

The “Wonder” artist would get up two hours early to be able to work out.

Mendes admitted that he would sacrifice sleep and his own health to get the body he thought everyone wanted to see. His Calvin Klein campaign added to his body image issues because of the cultural impact of Calvin Klein campaigns.

Mendes recalled his loved ones helping him by saying, “You are not your body. You are not your voice. You are not your songs. You are you and people love you because of you.”

Mendes thanks his girlfriend, Camila Cabello, for helping him on his journey of self-love.

Mendes saw Cabello’s own strength in the face of body shaming. Cabello faced an onslaught of body shaming that dwarfed what he was feeling and going through.

“So strong, so clear and confident with her [body] and so articulate and empathetic about other people’s,” Mendes told British GQ about Cabello. “and it really changed my view of mine. It really changed my life.” 

Quarantine has become a chance for Mendes to figure who he wants to be.

Mendes wants to show the world another side of him, which is his vulnerable side. He wants men to understand there’s a difference between being obsessed with your abs and being healthy.

You can read the rest of the British GQ interview here.

READ: Everyone Has Thoughts And Concerns About Camila Cabello And Shawn Mendes’ Quarantine Walks

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Body Positivity Hashtag Trends After Cardi B Accidentally Posted A Topless Photo On IG Story

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Body Positivity Hashtag Trends After Cardi B Accidentally Posted A Topless Photo On IG Story

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Cardi B is an unabashed supporter of women. The rapper has fought for strippers and politicians and everyone in between. A recent social media snafu by Cardi B has women coming to her side after some body-shaming comments made.

Cardi B accidentally posted a topless photo to her Instagram story and quickly deleted it.

The reaction to the post quickly spawned a social media trend of women standing up for her. #BoobsOutForCardi was trending on all social media platforms as women stood up for Cardi B. Social media users started to attack the rapper for the size of her areolas because that’s something that happens.

Now, in all fairness, Cardi B doesn’t need anyone defending her.

Cardi B is more than capable of standing up for herself and taking control of the situation. However, it is so nice to see women come together to stand up against the kind of body shaming that is so last decade. The world is already too cruel to allow for senseless body shaming to run rampant on social media.

People are celebrating the hashtag and the photos people are posting.

The amount of support for body positivity is a welcome social media trend in 2020. The year has been a tough one for so many people and for so many reasons. Seeing a world that embraces peoples’ bodies is a good reminder that there is some positivity in the world right now.

Even men as showing their support for the cause.

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Ain’t nothing wrong with men supporting women, okay? Body shaming is not specific to just one gender. On the contrary. Men and women face all kinds of pressure to conform to a certain body type.

Be proud of your bodies, y’all.

There is only one of you and your body does not define you. Be kind to yourself, no matter what other people might do or say. It is important to stay true to yourself and to never let anyone ever define who you are.

READ: Model Denise Mercedes Is Using Her TikTok To Empower Women Body Positivity

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