ANAD Joins the Fight to Stop Michelle Obama’s Appearance on “The Biggest Loser”
ANAD wishes to thank BingeBehavior.com and BEDA for joining together to spearhead a campaign to dissuade First Lady, Michelle Obama from appearing on “The Biggest Loser” in November. “The stance is that the show is stigmatizing, it promotes dangerous misinformation about health and that appearing on it would substantially harm the message that Mrs. Obama is trying to promote in both her Let’s Move and Drink More Water campaigns.”
BingeBehavior.com and BEDA campaign includes:
- A call for action
- A petition (over 3,000 individuals signed the petition in just over 1 week)
- Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama
- including research, and
- Collaborated with Mental Fitness, Inc. to produce a video mash-up.
Thank you again, Binge Behavior.com, BEDA, and Mental Fitness Inc. for creating this initiative, and we are asking our supporters to join us in the fight. Help us ask First Lady Michelle Obama to cancel her appearance on “The Biggest Loser” and collaborate with organizations that fight weight stigma and promote overall wellness.
“We need to stop attacking and stigmatizing individuals and instead give them the SUPPORT, EDUCATION and TOOLS, and OPPORTUNITIES to be the healthiest they can be, despite the number on a scale.” Laura Discipio, ANAD Executive Director.
Sign the petition here! To Help Stop First Lady Michelle Obama from Appearing on the Biggest Loser!
Watch a collaborated video mash-up produced by Mental Fitness, Inc. with several advocates speaking out on why the First Lady should reconsider her appearance on “The Biggest Loser”.