Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"The Duff" - 2015's Popular, Horrifying, Fat Shaming Teen Movie

I don't horrify easily.

And yet The Duff horrifies me. It's a teen movie that has grossed over $33 million and it's about "the duff".

What's a "duff"?

It's the, "designated ugly fat friend" of a pretty, popular, girl.

No, I'm not kidding.

Here's the trailer, which for the record, has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube,

Maybe the movie somehow manages to not teach girls to hate themselves, but given I was alerted to the movie's existence by a high school teacher who informed me that the term had made its way to their school's hallways and lunchroom, I'm guessing not.