'Body Shaming Has No Place In Society'

FRANCISTOWN: Professionals have heavily lambasted the increasing hedonistic practice of criticising the physical appearance of others. The behaviour is commonly known as body shaming and is usually practised by some social media users.

Speaking to The Monitor, former Tatitown Customary Court president Margaret Mosojane criticised the practice and labelled it as one form of online bullying. She said body shaming even existed in the past because being fat was associated with good living, whereas the majority of skinny people were identified as poor.

Mosojane said some Batswana who are judgmental on how other people look, promote body shaming. “Some people don’t speak right and lack social skills. That is why fat people make fun of thin individuals and thin ones make fun of fat ones. It’s all vice versa,” she said.

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