Following complaints from critics about an Epcot exhibit on childhood obesity, Walt Disney World is retooling it and it was stated that the step was very insensitive to obese kids and reinforced typecast.
The interactive exhibit, Habit Heroes, was showing villains that were supersize and had a habit of eating junk food all the time and saw television for most of the time and fitness superheroes were fit and looked gallant.
According to doctors, there are many reasons to obesity like certain medications, genetic make-up and food can be used as a coping mechanism.
Peggy Howell from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance said, "We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination. I was really disturbed to see the most negative habits were attached to really fat bodies."
Shortly after the exhibit was opened up in February, it was closed down and the official opening has been postponed indefinitely.
It was felt that children who were on the heavier side might be feeling really bad after associating themselves with large-sized villains shown in the exhibit.
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