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Is Tess Holliday Too Fat To Be On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan?

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 1 day ago.

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Cosmopolitan magazine recently had plus-size model Tess Holliday on the cover, and the fitness community appear to be losing their shit about it.

Are they sending women the wrong message about body image?

Does it glorify obesity?

A lot of you have asked for my opinion on this on my social media channels, so here it is.

Is Tess Holliday too fat to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan?

A lot of you fitness fuckers seem to think that just because Tess Holliday is overweight she can’t be on the cover of a magazine.

I’m all for promoting a healthy lifestyle, I mean it’s literally my job, but I just can’t get on board with such an awful fucking opinion.

I’m happy to see her on the cover, and I couldn’t give two fucks if you disagree.

You see, I’ve worked in the fitness industry since 2002, and Cosmopolitan has never, ever been a fitness magazine. It’s a fashion/lifestyle magazine. So to complain that this cover is sending the wrong body image just doesn’t make sense to me.

Heck, are overweight people supposed to be hidden from society? Don’t make me laugh.

The marketing team at Cosmo have pulled off a stroke of genius here, because fuuuuck has it sold an atomic football stadium’s worth of magazines, but I have no doubt that they’re sitting back and laughing (all the way to the bank) at all of the absolute thundercunts who have been offended by it.

The world is in a bit of a mess right now. Women have been forced to live up to ridiculously fake beauty standards for decades, and now more young men are being diagnosed with mental health issues than ever before for the same reason, and behaviour like this does not help.

Don’t get me wrong, if this was a fitness magazine and it had been suggesting that this was a healthy body, then your argument would absolutely be valid.

But it’s not, so it’s not.

In summary, those who are able to stop themselves from being nuclear bell-ends, please do so, and those of you who cannot stop, just go back to writing those fake-as-fuck “be kind” messages on your social media posts for likes.


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One response to “Is Tess Holliday Too Fat To Be On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan?”

  1. Vicki avatar

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ yes!!! So well put. Human beings can be so vile and it needs to stop. There’s enough to worry about in the world without being a total prick to a fellow human. So what if she’s a larger lady, she deserves that front cover as much as anyone else.

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