Facebook Bans Feeling Fat

By Ashley Feinberg on at

Had an extra helping at dinner? Downed a pint of ice cream for desert? Inhaled entire sticks of butter to fill the emptiness inside? You probably want a little sympathy for the fact that you now feel terrible. For the love of god, pull yourself together. Facebook doesn't want to hear it.

Facebook removed the rosy-cheeked, double-chinned "feeling fat" emoticon after activists started a petition pointing out the negative potential it might have for those struggling with eating disorders and general issues regarding body image. You can, however, still choose to feel hopeless. So at least you haven't lost everything (yet). [NY Daily News]