Chinese reader Maya sends along a link to photos of an “obesity competition” held in a shopping mall in China’s Shenyang, Liaoning province. Maya adds:
What do you think? Aside from the fact that those dresses are FANTASTIC, I feel like this is really exploititive and just a way to make the general population laugh. I’m only a U.S. Juniors Large, and yet I somehow manage to be a Chinese XXXL even AFTER I lost some weight!
I guess my first thought is that the woman in this picture looks gorgeous, and I love the picture itself. She’s such a splash of color! It’s a great shot. But beauty pageants, bleh. Beauty pageants meant to mock fat people, bleh. Although I’m not sure of the context here. So what do you think is going on? Any insight from other readers in China?
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