French ‘diet guru’ Pierre Dukan has suggested grading students according to their BMI to help deal with the obesity crisis in France. [warning: headless fatty picture with link] With a whopping 12.7% of women and 11.7% of men (no stats for anyone not fitting neatly into these two categories) classed as obese you can see why the desperate need to fat shame teenagers who otherwise, according to Durkan, would be unaware of the awfulness of their bodies. Because as we all know teens are notorious for ignoring social cues and media. Thankfully:
Dukan promotes a high-protein diet that has seen him sell millions of books and win over a slew of celebrity followers
so he is ready willing and able to
take your money for a solution that won’t work in 95% of cases help teens become more aware of their bodies. I’m sure there are also people in France who deal with teens with eating disorders so it’s a win win situation, as long as you aren’t a teenager with body image issues.