Over the past week there has been a lot of news coming out relating to body image. Christopher Eccleston came forward to tell about his lifelong experience with anorexia. We think it's great that Christopher Eccleston has shared his story, as a lot of men out there keep quiet about mental health issues, eating disorders in particular. The reality is that anybody could suffer with an eating disorder or other mental illness. Sadly although there were very understanding responses to this, there were also some responses that proved there is a lot of work to do to remove the stigma attached to eating disorders and mental illness in general. Click here to read the BBC article.
James Corden has also come forward to share his opinions on fat-shaming. He states that, 'Fat shaming is only proven to do one thing. It makes people feel ashamed and shame leads to depression, anxiety and self-destructive behaviour like overeating.' He says he has always struggled to manage his weight. He also states that he understands that obesity is a health issue, and it is important to address it, but it's also a lot more complex. Not all fat people are lazy, and unhealthy, as many would assume. There were some very negative as well as positive responses to James Corden's statement, which you can watch here.