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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
It's called fat-shaming. A controversial new trend that's talking social media by storm. The concept? Shame overweight people online into losing weight.
Danielle Harbula could hardly believe it when I told her about the eyebrow raising practice.
"The fact that there's even a week for fat shaming is mind blowing," she said. "I think it's really sad that we can go ahead and just judge someone right away and say that person eats too much, they're overweight. They need to change their life."
Fat-shaming has exploded on Twitter --with some even claiming this is Fat-Shaming Week.
"Obesity is a detriment to society and deserves shame. Fat people are lazy and irresponsible and it's costing all of us dearly" read one tweet.
Another tweeter fired back writing, "In response to #FatShamingWeek I declare next week #BodyConfidenceWeek."
But Dr. Preeti Matkins of Carolinas Healthcare System, who works with young people dealing with all kinds of issues including obesity, says we should call it what it really is.
"I don't even want to call it fat shaming," she said. It's bullying."
Dr. Matkins also says it's just not an effective way to motivate anyone overweight.
"One, shame doesn't always work," she pointed out. "Two, if it was easy as eat less and move more, I think a lot of people would be at a healthier place."
More fallout from fat-shaming? A picture posted by a California mom on Facebook with the headline, 'What's your excuse?' It went viral with thousands accusing her of fat-shaming.
Dr. Matkins understands the mom was trying to inspire -- but offers a different take.
"Maybe if she said, what's your priority right now," she said.
Back to Harbula, who agrees and says everyone's story is different.
"I don't think people are making excuses to not lose weight, I think everybody finds different motivations to lose their weight," she said.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>