Why am I not surprised that Seventeen is teaming up with the Biggest Loser?
Seventeen and its ilk–as well as their grown-up relatives like Cosmo and Glamour–make millions talking out of both sides of their mouth.
That they regularly spout body-acceptance platitudes while promoting fat stigma is a feature, not a bug, of their business model.
They’ve done it for as long as I can remember, and I doubt it will change: there’s too much money to be made from selling insecurity to teenage girls while placating them with the occasional nod to body acceptance.
If Seventeen truly believed in the “love your body” crap it claims to espouse?
It would probably stop existing, because it would no longer be profitable.
*insert rant about the relationship between capitalism and fat-hatred here*