Before I start this post, I think it’s important to note one thing. Typically, it doesn’t take much to get me riled up about something. I can have a quick tempter about things that I find ridiculous or annoy me. I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing—I consider myself passionate. My brother even nicknamed me firecracker.
I promised myself that in writing this blog I wouldn’t spend all my time ranting about the completely moronic things I see happening in the world (there are a lot by the way). I didn’t rant when Abercrombie and Fitch’s CEO told the world that overweight people aren’t good enough to wear their clothes, and I didn’t say anything when Lululemon admitted that plus size women are not the kind of customers they want in their stores. But today I read an article in The Huffington Post that was so—insane is the only word I can thing of here—that I HAD to write about it.
Currently in Japan there is an app called Nenshou!, which uses pretty anime women offering words of encouragement to support men in trying to lose weight. Fair enough, I get what motivates most men, so be it. They have now created a version for women called Nenshou! For Girls, which will be released in August, but in this version hot anime guys hurl insults at women in order to motivate them to lose weight.
First of all, let’s put aside the fact that anime men are not hot—personally I think they’re creepy looking—but you must have been dropped on your head to think that insulting an overweight woman will make her want to lose weight. Even if you put George Clooney himself in front of me telling me my ass is too big it wouldn’t be to long before I hauled off and punched him in the throat. But to have some online, crazy anime guy telling me that? Oh, hell no.
Here’s an idea…why don’t the people who created this app get your heads out of your asses and make an app that inspires women. One that tells them they’ve never looks more beautiful than after they’ve worked out, that their dedication to being healthy is inspiring, or how great it’s going to feel when they reach their goals. Better yet, just stop making apps for women all together, because clearly you have no idea what you’re doing.
And end rant. Thank you 🙂