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The picture that Enraged me!!

Friday, March 08, 2013

So I'm on facebook this morning and see this picture for a diet pill.

Basically the picture depicts an overweight person and has all these negative derogatory terms plastered on her body......


First of all I never did care for Dr. Oz and I think this has made me detest him even more. Whether the image was used with or without his knowledge is irrelevant.
I am overweight but........

I am NOT Lazy....... I have three kids, a full time job and a business.
I am giving when the person deserves it. I am in NO WAY a pushover.
There are times when I feel INSECURE but don't we all? This does not define who I am. You can throw anyone in a cage with a lion and watch the insecurities fly.

Undisciplined? Maybe at times
Careless??? This, in my book, would need more clarification...
Passive??? Not even close to it...

People like Dr. Oz instill these feelings in people with THESE images. I would NEVER buy or promote a single thing that made me feel the way I did when this popped on my screen.

I may be a bigger woman but I am Confident, Loving & Beautiful!!
Bite that Dr. Oz!!

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    The only positive word in the picture was giving.
    1813 days ago

    Dr. Oz may not have endorsed the actual Picture but DOES promote this pill... He's as good as guilty in my eyes for the picture...

    Today I clicked the actual picture when it popped up...

    1813 days ago
    Just seeing the picture is proof that whatever is behind it has no value, is based on lack of understanding the true issues faced by overweight people... Terrible of whomever was responsible for projecting the stereotypical slur. I suspect this is one of those scams that on one of the few Dr. Oz shows I DID see (have only seen a few) were discussed by him. He said that he has never endorsed any diet etc etc. Apparently, there are more than one bogus diet schemes out there that are advertising that they or their methods are either his plan, product or that he recommends them. He talked for at least 5 minutes about it. A rather adament disclaimer.

    One of the problems with a lot of these schemes is that the underlying motivation is generating income for some individual. Today they scam the overweight. Tomorrow they'll sell herbs guaranteed to cure autism.
    1813 days ago
  • LEMON2012
    I actually watch Dr. Oz often (forgive me). I agree with another commenter that some of the weight loss shows are a little bit....much. However, this picture definitely looks cropped and I've never heard him use any of those terms or speak derogatory about obesity...she imply brings awareness to the problem and offers different solutions including both food and exercise. Anywho, the picture is definitely HORRIBLE. To me it seems to say "Hey if you feel like this...this pill will cure you." As we know, as do most people, being big or small does not cure or rid of any emotional issues, if anything you have to take care of the emotional first! I really hope they take that ad down, there is nothing wrong with that woman. Sure she has a few extra curves...SO WHAT! What about her blood pressure? Glucose? Joints? Any pain? Leave her and every one else alone! The world is jacked up enough not to degrade or "fat shame" others...but thats too much like right! Like, we teach our children...if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all! Encourage, not tear people down! Much Love! emoticon
    1813 days ago
    I don't care for Dr. Oz very much, even though I still watch his program at times.

    I can't believe this picture--it seems like it could be cropped...or fake...would Dr. Oz actually stoop so low as to have a picture like this? I kinda find it fake, but I am not sure. If this picture is real, people should boycote his show. I think I spelled boycote wrong...
    1813 days ago
    Wow lots of comments..


    It's possible Dr. Oz did not endorse this but I think it was the picture itself not so much the Dr. Oz thing that bothered me most..

    All day at work I kept wondering.. "is that how the outside world sees me?"

    Lazy, Careless, insecure etc....

    Then I thought SCREW EM!!!

    I want to lose some weight but not for the world.. but for myself....Do I really care what Everyone else thinks of me?? Nope
    1813 days ago
    That's just SICK!! Gahh how I hate Dr Oz... emoticon
    1813 days ago
    1813 days ago
    Just another reason to dismiss anything Dr. Oz has to say. I can't stand the man, and don't trust him. And I never will.
    1813 days ago
    Besides the instilling of feelings with images, which I think is sickenly exploitive, it is also potentially very dangerous to try to lose weight quickly using a pill, 16kg in 4 weeks, that is 4kg a week, almost 10 pounds a week.
    No nutrition or exercise plans in this program.
    1813 days ago
    Whether it was done by him or not, it's sickening.
    1813 days ago
    I understand that you are upset by the picture because it upsets me too. Just because we are over weight does not mean we are lazy or any of the derogatory words on that woman's body. But to be honest I seriously doubt that Dr. Oz gave them permission to use his image like that. Last week while I was watching Ellen someone pointed out to her that they were using her image and she had not okayed it and she said on the air they will be hearing from her lawyers. I have been getting a lot of emails for the green coffee extract and Dr. Oz's name is always mentioned on it because it was on his show once.
    1813 days ago
    That image is insulting. As for Dr OZ...I think he's some what of a sham.
    1813 days ago
    I've never liked the image that overweight people are lazy, passive, insecure, etc... I will say careless is a new one. That's pretty low if you ask me.

    I've had mixed feelings about Dr Oz. On the one hand, I love his YOU books with Dr Roisen. I think they preach common sense. However, ever since he got his own show, he seems to have gone over the deep end. He has promoted some weight loss gimics that strike me as just that, gimics.

    Maybe the show is the problem. They may have a shortage of topics and have to discuss these off the wall weight loss cures some days. The thing is, I wish he wouldn't lend these pills any credence. There are too many people who are desperate to lose weight that they would by these pills for a quick fix.

    I don't like the picture and its connotations either.

    1813 days ago
    That's really awful!
    You know I read an article where some doctor thought maybe people should bully overweight people. It was called fat-shaming! So apparently you should be kind and tolerant to everyone....except those of us who have more to love....

    I'm glad you posted this. Time for some Ignorant people shaming!
    1814 days ago
    This picture is definitely infuriating! I am not lazy either. Just because I am not losing weight does not mean I am undisciplined, not eating healthy or trying my hardest. I am a mother, triathlete, educator and a cancer survivor! Just goes to show that people will do anything to sell diet aids.
    1814 days ago
  • JEWELLE217
    The picture is enraging! I am certain that Dr. Oz did NOT endorse either the picture or the "miracle drug" in that. Many companies are utilizing his image to promote their products. He is actually suing companies over using his image to promote their products.

    1814 days ago
    I agree...so degrading!
    1814 days ago
  • LTRUM71
    I can see why that image enraged you. So not ok!
    1814 days ago
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