Thursday, October 23, 2008

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 comments:

potty mouth mama said...

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

THE ESSESS said...

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

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

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

Coloradolady said...

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

Bellgirl said...

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

Miri said...

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

Patty said...

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

Jewelgirl said...

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


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