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Thank God: Awful Fat-Shaming Facebook Page Project Harpoon Is Deleted

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Image via Project Harpoon

As of this morning, it looks like the hideously named Project Harpoon -- aka a collective of fat-shaming (Moby) Dicks -- has been shuttered, as both the Facebook group and Instagram have been deleted. 

The group's users posted edited photos of gorgeous, plus-sized women like Ashley Graham, Megan Trainor and Melissa McCarthy to make them thinner -- using vile tags like #SkinnyAcceptance and #thINNERBEAUTY to promote its goal of helping "misguided women" reach their full potential. It obviously kicked off a lot of well-deserved outrage, with plus-size model and #effyourbeautystandards body positive activist Tess Holliday putting it on blast.

"It's abominable that this [Facebook page] is using my image without permission to promote themselves," she said. "This kind of hit piece is exactly why I started #effyourbeautystandards. I am asking my followers to boycott this [page] and any others like it. Loving yourself is the most powerful message we all need to stand behind."

1440094084_melissa-mccarthy-467.jpgImage via Project Harpoon

The kicker though? Apparently the group was founded by a group of video game Redditors"dismayed by 'transformations' of [gaming] heroines, who went from stick-thin to more 'realistic' body sizes." 

Thank fuck someone put these assholes in their place.

[h/t People]

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