As I got opinions on the topic, I couldn’t help but wonder why such a debate was so hard to answer in the first place? Why is it so hard to define the two?
Why do they even exist in the first place? What are the implications in being “thick” and those in being “fat”?
One person said that if your stomach pokes out more than your breast, congrats your fat! But what about those people who are apart of the itty-bitty titty committee? Fat by default?
Another said if a person is sloppy and have flab that hangs in all the wrong places.
One even dared to say, “fat” is a person who is self-conscious, and, overall, has zero flavor, they’re fat versus “thick” as well kept, clean, confident, and exudes copious amounts of flavor.
So if you’re 800 lbs., but hey you can dress, you’re thick?
Generally, people had a very hard time answering a question that I assumed we all knew the answers to. Responses got so complex that sub-levels of thick and fat began to show up.
I never knew there was a “big girl” thick, a “fat girl” thick, and a “skinny girl” thick. What happened to the good old days when you were either skinny or fat?
And why do we consider being thick (which, I was told, is just a happy meal away from fat) to be ideal?And why is fat just not hot?
Take this scenario into thought. Ladies, have you ever been out and about, and a guy attempt to talk to you and give you compliments? If he calls you “thick” are you offended? Are you ready to curse him out? Do you take off your earrings and pull out the vaseline? Of course not! You’d feel good.
But think back to when Forever 21 launched their sister collection, Faith 21, for plus size women. They indirectly linked Kim K to their plus-size collection, which caused Kim to have a bit of a temper tantrum. Let’s be real, Kim is not really a “big girl” but does have a whole lot of “big girl” assets.
Are thick and fat the same?
Where does thickness end and fatness begin? And why is “fat” such a horrible thing?
And really what’s the big damn deal?