(ConservativePeak.com)- Cosmopolitan, the lefty lifestyle and gossip magazine, incorrectly claimed on a front cover this month that being grossly overweight is “healthy.”
Featuring images of overweight women on the front cover and inner pages, the magazine claimed “This is health,” despite the well-documented risks of obesity relating to COVID-19, heart disease, and more.
It was part of a profile of roughly a dozen different women, all of different sizes, which pushed the message that health and wellbeing isn’t a “one size fits all” matter. The magazine faced a pretty substantial backlash, however, over the fact that rejecting a “one size fits all” approach to health is not the same as promoting obesity as unhealthy.
Promoting the new magazine cover, Cosmopolitan UK wrote, “We asked 11 incredible women with 11 very different bodies to open up about their personal journeys to ‘reclaim’ healthy’ as their own.”
Our February issue is here! We asked 11 incredible women with 11 very different bodies to open up about their personal journeys to reclaim “healthy” as their own: https://t.co/EbqpIcHCaK 🌟 pic.twitter.com/NfM8e1BOkn
— Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) January 1, 2021
Doesn’t that just mean…redefine?
In the magazine, Cosmo writers described “healthy” as a “loaded word.” The piece used social media “influencer” Callie Thorpe for the piece.
“Plus-size people often feel like they can’t be part of the wellness space,” she complained. “We are trolled for being fat, then can feel excluded from exercise because our bodies don’t fit the narrative.”
Well, does she want to be able to exercise and lose weight, or not?
Something doesn’t add up!
Thorpe also said that she endorses the “body neutrality movement” which she says focuses more on what a body can do rather than what it looks like.
Not only does being overweight prevent a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes, but it also makes it more likely that a person could suffer serious symptoms of COVID-19.
In September, Science Magazine explained why COVID-19 “is more deadly in people with obesity – even if they’re young.”
The outlet described how an international team of researchers “pooled data from scores of peer-reviewed papers capturing 399,000 patients” and that they concluded how obese people were “113% more likely than people of healthy weight to land in the hospital, 74% more likely to be admitted to an ICU, and 48% more likely to die” if they contract COVID-19.
So far, Cosmopolitan has not yet apologized for lying, nor has Twitter labeled its Tweets as COVID misinformation.