The internet loves Miss Iceland for quitting a beauty contest after getting fat-shamed.

This is 21-year-old reigning Miss Iceland Arna r Jnsdttir.

We maybe don’t understand each other,” she once said of ending injustices, “but there is one language we all understand and should speak to stop the violence in this world that’s the language of understanding, kindness, and love.”

Jnsdttir was in the running for Miss Grand International, a world-famous beauty contest being held in Las Vegas.

But she just dropped out of the competition.

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According to Jnsdttir, she was body-shamed by the contest’s owner.

And she’s having none of it. Nawat Itsaragrisil, who owns the Miss Grand International contest, allegedly told Jnsdttir that she was too fat to win, encouraging her to skip breakfast each day leading up to the competition, and to only eat salads and drink water to get by.

Jnsdttir recently opened up about the incident in a Facebook post.

I intend to stand up for myself, women everywhere, and the Icelandic people,” she wrote. “I will not let them tell me I am too fat to look good on stage. I have quit. I will not be taking part in Miss Grand International.

I am coming home a winner and the proudest Icelander in the world,” her post concludes.

Jnsdttir has gotten a lot of applause from people agreeing with her decision to quit.

Its a big disgrace how they [treated] you, not only for you, but to a lot of other younger girls,” wrote one fan, The Daily Beast reported. “Wrong signal. Youre beautiful and please never change! We love you just like you are.”

Not everyone was impressed by Jnsdttir, though.

“Wait,” wrote one Redditor. “She competes in international beauty contests, but this is where she draws the line against normative beauty standards?”

“So you’re okay with being in a contest where you’re solely judged on your looks,” wrote another, “but only so long as they say nice things about you?”

Comments like that, however, forget that each of us have the authority to draw our own line when it comes to our personal comfort level, especially when it comes to the absurdity of beauty standards after all, to some degree, we’re all guilty of conforming to flawed cultural expectations around physical appearance.

One Redditor wrote in response to the critics:

“As much as you’d like to pretend that [everyday people] have no beauty standards, when you woke up today, you did some form of grooming, or hygiene. You showered or shaved or did something that conforms to a standard which was influenced by things you saw in the media and in the culture around you.”

The debate over body-shaming and beauty contests has become a particularly hot topic in recent weeks, as Donald Trump’s renewed attacks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado became an election issue.

The GOP presidential nominee, who called Machado “Miss Piggy” about two decades ago, put immense pressure on her to diet and exercise after she gained weight following her 1996 pageant victory. He even had news reporters show up with cameras to document her fitness regimen.

The psychological burden on Machado who was a teenager at the time allegedly contributed to her years-long battle with anorexia and bulimia.

Over the past 20 years, Ive gone to a lot of psychologists to combat this,” Machado said of the traumatic experience.

In Jnsdttir’s case, she has no qualms with saying goodbye to a pageant that won’t accept her the way she is.

“If the owner of the contest really wants me to lose weight and doesnt like me the way I am, then he doesnt deserve to have me,” Jnsdttir said of the body-shaming, noting that she’s proud of her broad shoulders because they reflect her time as an athlete.

As far as her plans to enjoy Las Vegas, now that she’s in town anyway?

Eat good food,” she said.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/the-internet-loves-miss-iceland-for-quitting-a-beauty-contest-after-getting-fat-shamed?c=tpstream

David Hernandez

A Strongly Worded Letter To Your Fat Ass To Put The Candy Down

Dear Betches Everywhere,

It’s been a couple days since Halloween, and you’ve finally managed to scrub away all the glitter, fake blood, and regret. The hangover has hopefully subsided, but there’s one part of Halloween that just won’t go away: the candy.

That’s right, candy is fucking everywhere this week. This is dangerous, because everyone loves candy. Some girls say they don’t like it, or that it’s too sweet for them, but they’re psychopaths and compulsive liars who shouldn’t be trusted. These are the same girls who say they’d rather have a piece of fruit than dessert, and they’re all full of shit. We know Twix bars are delicious, but we’re here with a loving suggestion to put the fucking chocolate down, you fat ass.

Back when you were a kid, things were different. You had the metabolism of Usain Bolt, and you also weren’t worried about fitting into your bodycon dress at semi-formal in a few weeks. You don’t have these luxuries anymore. Every mini Snickers bar you shovel in your mouth will happily find its way to the flat stomach you spent all summer at Barry’s Bootcamp for, and soon your work will be completely in vain. You’ve had a few days to eat like a pig, but the grace period is over.

And don’t act like it’s the end of the world, because there’s plenty of unhealthy eating coming up. Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and even the strongest betch can’t resist at least one slice of pumpkin pie (take it easy on the whipped cream though). Then it’ll be the holiday season, when people will be shoving cookies in your face because you look emaciated. It’s gonna be a tough couple months, and replacing breakfast with a few Starburst right now will not set you up for success.

With that in mind, put the candy down and focus your empty calories on alcohol instead. You’ll have more fun, we promise.

XOXO,
Your Spring Break Body

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David Hernandez

Tommy Hilfiger Doesn’t Hate Gigi Hadid Because She’s Fat; She’s Fat Because He Hates Her

I thought we had passed the whole Gigi Hadid body-shaming, backdoor compliment, humble bragging phase, but I was very, very wrong. Tbt to last year when Gigi Insta-ed a text post about how people were mean to her about her body typewhich, for the record, is a sample size. Well, when Gigi walked in the 2015 Tommy Hilfiger show, he made her wear a poncho that your grandmother would’ve refused to wear because he wanted to disguise her body.

We all know that unless you’re under the age of 10, ponchos are sweatpants for your upper body. They hide everything, make you look like a tent, and might be the only thing that fits you after the great Halloween binge. Apparently, the Hilfiger casting director thought that “she doesn’t really fit in because she’s not quite as tall as the other girls, she’s not quit as thin.” But the joke is on him because the fugliest poncho I’ve ever seen was the best-selling piece in the entire show. Gigi Hadid’s live mantra: When life gives you lemons, make people think they can look like a supermodel if they buy those lemons, and then be on the cover of .

Tommy Hilfiger himself says that he was pissed they made Gigi model a glorified blanket, because he thinks she’s “the epitome of perfection.” Tbh after seeing her make firefighter pants and a sports bra look amazing at the VS fashion show last year, I kind of have to agree.

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David Hernandez

Review: Tile Mate and Slim

For a few years now, the absentminded have found salvation in Tile, the simple tracking gizmo that helps you locate your keys or anything else you can hold onto. Late for work? Fire up your iPhone and the Tile app, then listen for the Bluetooth-activated sing-song or check the on-screen map for Tile’s last known location. Have your keys but not your phone? Press the Tile’s button and your phone will ring.

Tile is affordable and brain-dead easy to use—just attach it to whatever you tend to lose. Although it must be within Bluetooth range of whatever you’ve lost, Tile does offer a killer feature: If other Tile users are near your lost keys, the Tile on your keys can still chime and update its location on the map. The people who use Tile, the easier it is to find everything. Crowdsourced memory. Beautiful.

With a rising user base—Tile says people use the app to locate more than half a million items every day—the march of progress has finally addressedanother complaint:Tile is too big.

WIRED

Tile Mate and Tile Slimreplace the original Tile. Tile Mate shaves3mm fromeach side and nearly 1mm in thickness. Thetraditional hole in the corner makes it ideal for keychains and other hanging items. Tile Slim is larger in surface area, but flatter, just 2.4mm thick.

The changes don’t seem huge, butmake a big difference in practical terms. The Mate is small enough that you can feasibly clip it to your wayward cat’s collar. The Slim—almost precisely the thickness ofthree credit cards (not two as claimed)—slips into a wallet or passport holder, something the original could never achieve.

These smaller Tiles work just likethe original and still use the old app (both iOS and Android are supported now), and promise the same battery lifespan of about a year, after which you can “reTile” for half price. (Batteries still aren’tuser-replaceable and undoubtedly never will be.) Prices climb a bit—$25 for the Mate, $30 for the Slim—but are significantly cheaper if you buy four at a time.

TIRED

Tile works without a hiccup, and the app could find my keys at 100 to 120 feet without a problem. However, though both units specify over 80 decibels of volume, the reality is that the chime can be difficult to hear (at least compared to, say, the chime of Apple’s blaring Find My iPhone klaxon). This is particularly problematic with the Tile Slim, should it be stored ina wallet. Leather and fat stacks of cash muffle the audio significantly, making it inaudible if you’re more than one room away.

RATING

8/10 – Excellent, with room to kvetch.

Read more: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/review-tile-mate-and-tile-slim/

David Hernandez

Hosts Become Hysterical When 11-Year-Old Explains Why Her Fat Dad Isnt An Athlete Anymore

Unfortunately, some dads can become the butt of the jokes in a family.

They’re usually the ones who will take it best, and sometimes, they won’t even hear the jokes anyway because they’re too invested in the sports on the TV screen as they sit on the couch.

While that might be a stereotype, a stereotypical dad is nothing bad in my mind; they just enjoy their sports, food, and resting time, right?

This eleven-year-old surf champion sure knows how to make light of a situation. She decides to talk about her dad on live TV,starting with his eating habits.

First, the hosts ask her if her dad is an athlete, like her, and she doesn’t hesitate to say that he’s not anymore because he’s fat.

But she adorably explains her comment, saying that he eats too much ice cream, and it’s caused him to have to suck in his gut.

Luckily, we can tell that’s it’s all in good humor. It’s clear just how much she loves her dad, and there’s definitely something to be said for how candid she is!

She even shares the good news that her dad’s getting healthier! She’s proud that he took after her healthy eating habits apparently and has lost some weight.

Watch below if you’re in need of a great laugh from a cute little girl! Kids do say the darndest things, I think their lack of a filter is a reminder not to take life too seriously,even if it’s sometimes at our expense.

It’s all in good fun!

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David Hernandez

After Growing Up A Chubby Kid, Mom Decides To Lose Weight For Her Son

It’s no secret some kids grow up with a bit of extra weight on their bodies that they’re not always comfortable with.

Body type, accompanied by children’s crazy eating habits, can cause achild to start life off with a bigger frame than others.

But that doesn’t mean you’ll be like that forever or that there is anything wrong with it. Adopting a new lifestyle, and changing your ways for your health, rather than your appearance, can change your life.

This new, healthy lifestyle is hard to adopt at times, but it’sso worth it.

Kelly and Donnie Sorah can vouch for that.

Growing up, they were both called “chubby kids.” But as they got older, fell in love, and started a family, they decided to change their lives for their son.

If they didn’t, who knows how long their bad habits would keep them aliveand fully able to take care of their child?

They didn’t want to find out. So they started a fitness competitionbetween themselves, eating healthy, exercising, and pushing each other to success.

And success is what they got.

After twoyears of hard work, they’ve lost over 250 pounds they’realmost unrecognizable.

Everyone deserves to feel good and healthy, and that’s what this weight loss story is all about! Now I’d say these two are a power couple.

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