To request Amazon remove the hoodies that are glamourising eating disorders
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Having lived with an eating disorder for 35 years, since I was12 years old I am compelled to set up this petition. Anorexia for example is an evil, insidious disease, one which is extremely hard to recover from. I myself have fought a hideous battle fighting and to this day live with an eating disorder.
This is the most utterly foolish idea for a company to even come up with. In my opinion this hoodie carries a potential damaging slogan, why on earth are these organisations and Amazon glamourising Eating Disorders. This hoodie is designed for children?? utterly nonsensical and dangerous. The hoodie carries the slogan "I have an Eating Disorder, I'm about to eat dis order of fries, dis order of nachos and dis order of wings". There is another hoodie available which carries the slogan "I Beat Anorexia".
According to Beat, UKs largest charity for Eating Disorders, "Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and their causes are complex. Anyone, regardless of their age, sex or cultural background, can develop an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. They are a range of conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially. Over 725,000 men and women in the UK are affected by eating disorders".
As an adult I have witnessed first hand the devastating consequences Anorexia and other eating disorders have on young people, and adults alike. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health illness – one in five of the most seriously affected will die prematurely from the physical consequences or suicide. There is so much stigma surrounding eating disorders, which may prevent many people from seeking help. Trivialising them in this way only makes it harder for individuals to get help.
To all those invovled PLEASE remove this item from sale immediately.
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