Campaigner says weight loss adverts are 'fatphobic' and calls for them to be banned online

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A body positive campaigner is calling for the end of ‘fatphobic’ weight loss adverts which she compared to ‘gay conversion therapy’. Brie Read, 40, who lives in Oxford, believes adverts promoting weight loss products is ‘one of the most dangerous forms of the body shaming culture’ and wants leading social media sites to ban them entirely. It comes after Pinterest banned all products promoting diets or slimming products earlier this month, a move which Brie says will help prevent ‘damage’ that diet culture has on people’s mental health. Speaking to FEMAIL, Brie said these types of products ‘explicitly and implicitly prey on people’s existing insecurities about their bodies’, and the idea that being fat is inherently ‘bad and shameful’. Brie Read, 40, who lives in Oxford, is a body positive campaigner is calling for the end of ‘fatphobic’ weight loss adverts which she compared to ‘gay conversion therapy’ Brie is the CEO of hosiery brand Snag which she founded in 2018 to provide tights for women of ‘every size and every shape’ – from size four to 28+ ‘Weight loss adverts are fatphobic in exactly the same way that adverts for gay conversion therapy are homophobic,’ she said. ‘They are explicitly promoting the idea that being fat is inherently bad and something to be ashamed of.’ Brie is the CEO of hosiery brand Snag which she founded in 2018 to provide tights for women of ‘every size and every shape’ – from size four to 28+. She said that her company means she’s confronted…