Posted in Rants & Raves

London Weight Management Ad

Small kerfuffle on Facebook amongst my friends but gaining notoriety elsewhere in the Singapore cyberspace. Hopefully it’ll spread.

Let’s face it, being fat is not healthy for most people and often losing a few pounds here and there would do wonders to our self-esteem. But surely this is not for everyone. I’ve seen ugly skinny people and evil skinny people and unhealthy skinny people and depressed skinny people. Just because I’m fat, it doesn’t mean life is as desperate and miserable. Irresponsible advertising!! Preying on the insecurities of women and perpetuating the myth that losing weight is the key to happiness! GGRRR!!!!

Watch this video


Then click on this link to “An open letter to London Weight Management” by Anita Kapoor where she explains what’s wrong (especially good for those who didn’t understand the Mandarin used in the TVC)


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

2 thoughts on “London Weight Management Ad

  1. Wow. That advert is outrageous. But it’s also kind of comical. The woman is gorgeous yet she’s flipping out. A tragedy because this sort of advertising is ubiquitous and really does shape (pun intended) people’s thinking. Thanks for sharing.


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