Marian Salzman: Wearables Have Fueled a Resurgence of Fat Discrimination

Marian Salzman: Wearables Have Fueled a Resurgence of Fat Discrimination

CEO of Havas PR North America and globally recognized trendspotter weighs in on how today’s fitness obsession fuels an anti-fat bias

Marian Salzman, Havas PR North America
  • 10 june 2015

First it was the Fitbit—which has become so popular (with nearly 21 million devices sold) that the company is preparing to go public. Now we have the Apple Watch, the fitness tracker du jour. It’s clear we can’t get enough of the “quantified life.” But along with the rise in wearables and fitness technology, I’ve noticed another, more disturbing trend: the resurgence of fat discrimination.

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