Petition in place to ban “feeling fat” Facebook emoji

Posted at 10:07 AM, Mar 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-09 10:07:53-04

A new emoticon has made some Facebook users angry.

Critics say the “feeling fat” status update is really making fun of obesity, as well as eating disorders.

Now, there’s a petition on to ban the “feeling fat” emoji.

Photo: NDN/Facebook

Photo: NDN/Facebook

“As someone who has struggled with and overcome disordered eating, I know what it’s like to ‘feel’ fat. I have spent years of my life consumed with negative thoughts about my body, and far too many days starving myself in an effort to lose weight,” Catherine Weingarten wrote on the petition.

The petition has more than 15,000 supporters so far.