Fat Acceptance Advocate in Massive Twitter Fight with Cancer Research Charity

A fat acceptance activist and feminist comedian has sparked mass derision on Twitter after accusing Cancer Research UK of fat-shaming.

Sofie Hagen, 29, took offense to a recent ad campaign of Cancer Research UK, a well known charity in Britain, which simply stated the fact that obesity is a cause of cancer. Sofie tweeted angrily that she wanted the advert removed:

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

Right, is anyone currently working on getting this piece of shit CancerResearchUK advert removed from everywhere? Is there something I can sign? How the fucking fuck is this okay?

This caused Cancer Research to respond to her in an attempt to explain that their intention isn’t to “make anyone feel bad about their weight” but instead aim to “raise awareness of the link between cancer and obesity” as obesity is the second biggest cause of cancer.

Cancer Research UK on Twitter

@SofieHagen (2/2) … as after smoking, obesity is the second biggest cause. It is our duty to inform people about this and lobby the government on policies which will help us all to keep a healthy weight. For more info, head to our website: https://t.co/eOrFWGfWUb

But Hagen (-Dazs) proceeded to double-down in true SJW fashion and accuse the campaign of being “so incredibly damaging that I can’t even begin to describe it in 280 characters.” Sofie made the claim that “Society viewing fatness as a negative thing is a thing that kills more than the cancer,” though no citation was given.

She also stated that “DIETING has been proved TIME AND TIME again to be one of the worst thin that you can do to your body” before calling the campaign “fatshaming” and hoping that it gets taken down.

She then attempted to EDUCATE A CANCER-RESEARCH CHARITY by linking them to an article discussing fat bodies and health.

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

@CR_UK What your campaign is doing is so incredibly damaging, that I can’t even begin to describe it in only 280 characters. There are many people who have tweeted me their articles about it, try reading those. There is no excuse for you to have this campaign up.

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

@CR_UK And you can absolutely go away in terms of trying to excuse it. Society viewing fatness as a negative thing is a thing that kills more than the cancer that you MIGHT get due to MAYBE something to do with you POSSIBLY weighing MORE than a CERTAIN weight POSSIBLY MAYBE.

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

@CR_UK And BMI has been debunked DECADES ago. It’s not a valid way of measuring anything. On the contrary, DIETING has been proved TIME AND TIME again to be one of the worst thing you can do to your body. Your campaign is so damaging and fatshaming and I really hope it gets taken down.

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

@CR_UK Start by reading this: https://t.co/3jbFyn3hA3

The whole debacle caused Hagen, a Danish feminist, to fall prey to being “twitter ratio’d” as over 3000 people replied to her original tweet, many of whom could not take Hagen seriously.

Alex Rincon on Twitter

@SofieHagen @CR_UK Yeah who you gonna believe? The panel of scientists who say it’s the case, or some random lady comedian? I think I know the answer.

Benjamin on Twitter

@Callum_Oliver @SofieHagen @CR_UK People that defend obesity are on a par with flat earth believers in my book.

Callum David Oliver on Twitter

@SofieHagen Let’s just ignore that obesity can lead to cancer then shall we?! surely this motivates you to make a positive change in your life instead of getting upset that someone is pointing out a cause of cancer? @CR_UK aren’t doing this for any other purpose than to save lives..

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This isn’t first time Hagen has taken a swing at the cancer charity, after complaining last year that the charity dedicated to curing cancer and thusly saving lives was “making the world shittier, you filthy cunts.”

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

In the same week both @LushLtd and @CR_UK contributed to fatshaming in the UK. Thanks for making the world shittier, you filthy cunts.

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

In the same week both @LushLtd and @CR_UK contributed to fatshaming in the UK. Thanks for making the world shittier, you filthy cunts.

In response to all her ‘haters’, Sofie has since threatened to reply to all of the ‘abusive’ tweets in the form of a book. The book will purportedly consist of 80,000 words about why “it’s okay to be fat” and will be released in Spring 2019.

Sofie Hagen on Twitter

I have been informed that I am getting a lot of abusive anti-fatness tweets so to you, I just want to say: I will reply to you all. But in the form of a book I am writing about why it’s okay to be fat which will be released in Spring 2019.

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