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Dear Hollywood, we're tired of your fat jokes -- fat isn't funny, it's beautiful

4 February 2016 3:14 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hollywood is an industry built on body image. We all know this. But who defines which body images should be praised and which images should be ridiculed?  According to a recent study, which was featured on RunWayRiot, weight is mentioned in more Hollywood scripts than you would think. These statistics from Bulimia.com, whose staff read though 1,223 scripts that spanned the last 90 years of film making. They scanned each script looking for mentions of weight, size, and any characters whose names had to do with their body type. The study discovered that out of 1,223 film scripts studied, "707 contained at least one of the following terms: fat, fatty, chunky, big boned (combined with big-boned), chubby, husky, obese, overweight, plump, portly, and stout."  That puts 707 size mentions out of 1,223 scripts right around %58 -- that's more than half of every script they read. The study also broke down which films mentioned weight the most, »

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