The eating disorders charity Beat is inviting male sufferers to “beat the silence”.
—This is article #97 in our series of #100Voices4Men and boys
Earlier this month the eating disorders charity Beat courted controversy when it launched a campaign video showing a young man vomiting his testicles onto a table in a pub in front of his blokey mates. The video was quickly withdrawn following protests from male sufferers of eating disorders.
The so-called #beatballs campaign was hastily removed and in its place a #beatthesilence campaign has emerged, accompanied by videos giving men with eating disorders a voice, like the video made by a man called Colin, below:
Ben Golik, executive creative director at Kitcatt Nohr who are behind the campaign said:
“The issue with eating disorders is that most people have been silenced by them. Friends, family and suffers themselves frequently struggle broaching this difficult and complicated issue. We have a responsibility to break this silence. We hope hearing the courageous stories of the men featured in our campaign will help more men to come forward and talk about their problem.”
—Picture credit: beat
Find out more at the #beatthesilence website.
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