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Iraqi TV Personality Angered at “Fat Woman” Photo of Herself in British Newspaper; Files Suit for Mental Anguish

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With all the newfangled terminology that is circulating amongst the politically correct and woke crowds among us is that of “body shaming” which is usually directed at overweight or morbidly obese people.

Mocking or deriding those with extra pounds on their body is no longer considered polite or correct and as such, the New York Post has reported that an Iraqi actress is planning to file suit against a British newspaper after it published a picture of her in an article about “fat” women.

A well-known television personality in her native Iraq, Enas Taleb is beyond miffed at the photo that was published in the Economist in an article that appeared in July entitled, “Why Women Are Fatter Than Men in the Arab World,” according to New Lines magazine, and was reported in the Post.

The article strongly inferred that women in Arab lands are carrying around significant amounts of extra weight due to religious restrictions that prevent them from leaving their homes and because of rampant poverty that they endure on a regular basis, according to the Post report.

Also, many men have the perception of a heavy-set woman as very attractive and the more weight that she carries on her frame, the more beautiful she becomes in the eyes of male counterparts. The Economist used a picture of Taleb, 42, to illustrate this point and the Post reported that the photo was taken at the Babylon International Festival in Iraq.

“Iraqis often cite Enas Taleb, an actress with ample curves (pictured), as the ideal of beauty,” the article said, according to the Post report.

The BBC reported that Taleb was angered that the photo was used without her granting permission to the publication for its use and she was not pleased that the picture was photoshopped in her belief. The Post also reported that the picture in question was credited to Getty Images, which licenses stock photos.

Taleb reportedly said, “I am demanding compensation for the emotional, mental and social damage this incident has caused me. She added that the article was an “insult to the Arab woman in general and Iraqi women in particular,” and asked why the paper “takes interest in fat women in the Arab world and not in Europe or the USA,” according to the outlet and reported on in the Post.

Although Taleb said that she was comfortable in her own skin, she reportedly told al-Arabiya TV she was the recipient of “bullying comments” from the unwanted press, the Post reported.

Additionally, Taleb told the magazine, “Audiences have loved me for many years. It was disappointing to see an international outlet label me as if all my accomplishments mean nothing. I am healthy and happy with the way I look, and to me that is all that matters.”

The Economist did not respond to a request for comment from the BBC.

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