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Fat tropes can be socially complicated to explain. Depending on the social context, fat can often be scorned or ridiculed as an Acceptable Target, or praised for its voluptuousness. And though there might be various Unfortunate Implications for any of these, obesity continues to have a controversially rich existence in tropes as an increasing percentage of the population of the industrialized world fall into the category currently labeled clinically overweight — especially in The United States and Australia where obesity rates are the highest. So for better or for worse, here fat tropes are indexed.


General tropes


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