Emma Thompson’s Stance on Weight Shame

Photo credit:  Vanity Fair

Photo credit: Vanity Fair

This week an article in a recent copy of Vanity Fair caught the eye of CEO and Founder Dr. Jenny Conviser.  Actress Emma Thompson highlighted the firm stance she took on above set when a female co-star was asked by producers to lose weight for her role.  Thompson responded by telling producers she would quit the movie if they did that again and to retract their request from her co-star. 

Thompson shared, “I said to them, ’If you speak to her about this again, on any level, I will leave this picture. You are never to do that,’ ” Thompson revealed. “It’s evil what’s happening and what’s going on there, and it’s getting worse...Sometimes there are just some subjects that you absolutely have to make noise about because it’s so tedious and it’s gone on and on.”

Dr. Conviser shared this article with staff.  She said, "Unfortunately, one voice will not change the tsunami force of the idealized thin messages in the current culture. We hope to add more voices to this healthier chorus."  The culture continues to shift in a positive light, and simultaneously things become more complicated.  We at AscendCHC recognize the strong voices that public figures have and applaud Emma Thompson.  We also feel reinvigorated to continue our work with our clients and spread the word of acceptance and prevention against hazardous dieting and weight shame.