I think that if you believe that “glorifying obesity” is a thing - you aren’t actually body positive. Essentially, you’re making the snap judgement that another human being is undeserving of presenting themselves in a way that makes them feel more comfortable or desirable.
Fat people are forced to walk a very thin line - on the one hand we’re apparently not allowed to be too fashionable or too beautiful , lest we give other fatties the wrong idea that ???? I don’t even know. On the other hand, GOD FORBID someone sees us in public in sweats or without hair or makeup done. We aren’t taken seriously that way and everyone thinks we’re one of those “bad fatties” and we’ve given up on life. What would you have us do? Make an effort in our appearances - but not too much of an effort. Try our hardest to feel beautiful - but don’t take photos of ourselves when we believe it. There is no winning.
The fact that you think it’s ok to decide for someone else when they can take a fucking photo of themselves is SO INSULTING. Do you know why we do it? Because no one else does. Because we don’t get to see our bodies anywhere. We have to create our own representation just to feel like HUMANS. And you call that glorifying obesity. Shame on you.
Creating a constructed identity of ‘obese’ makes one complacent. Either you waste time failing at dieting, gathering up energy to have another go and being drained by the extent of negativity of that dehumanizing branding.
It also encourages people to behave in certain ways by insisting this is what ‘obese’ people do, here’s the “research” etc.,
When you stop playing ‘obese’ and become a person again, you really notice just how much it gets in the way of making positive change. That’s really the point of it, to keep you in a certain condition, so that calorie restriction looks like progress.