Vintage Thingy Thursday – Anti-fat advertising


fat!!!, originally uploaded by drewzel.

This ad is from the ‘Australian Woman’s Mirror’ from 1955. Apparently fat people are “more prone to accidents” and are “not popular because they take up so much room”. Not sure how this explains my lack of accidents and many friends, as I possess various fatty bits. Ahem.
Just some proof that not everything vintage is fabulous…hahah!

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8 Responses to “Vintage Thingy Thursday – Anti-fat advertising”


  1. 1 potty mouth mama Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. Jeepers they didn’t hold back did they? What a crazy find!!

  2. 2 THE ESSESS Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Who ever wrote that article needs to get a life and enjoy some snot blocks!!!! HA!!

  3. 3 marianedwardsdreamweaver Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Ouch…that’s hitting below the belt alright…whoever wrote that would be shot today lol!!

  4. 4 Coloradolady Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Can you believe that? That is just something else. Thanks for the laugh….in a not so funny kind of way.

  5. 5 Bellgirl Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Boo! hiss! (to them, not you obviously!)

  6. 6 Miri Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    So true-just because its old, doesn’t mean its beautiful. Bet the ad is for an “elixir”.

  7. 7 Patty Friday, October 24, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Yikes. If I had read that when I was a chubby teenager, I probably would have slit my wrists.

  8. 8 Jewelgirl Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    You are so right….old newspaper
    articles/ads can be very descriptive
    and rude! blah to the newspaper!


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