Is Being Overweight a Safe or a Dangerous Thing?

We live in a world where physical appearance is often considered more important than it should actually be, and though it’s clear how wrong it is to discriminate against someone’s looks, a great number of people still do that. However, when it comes to being overweight, there is a question of whether making overweight people feel better about themselves means we actually support their unhealthy lifestyle that has led to obesity.

If we take into consideration the fact that obesity is a life-threatening condition – at least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese – then it’s safe to say that justifying such lifestyle for whatever reason is a wrong thing to do. Of course, there are people who suffer from certain weight disorders that make them obese, but that’s a completely different thing. We are now talking about those people who simply don’t care enough about either their looks or health and thus end up overweight. Let’s take a look at the following list of celebrities who make an excellent example of this phenomenon.

1. Mariah Carey

We believe we all remember what Mariah Carey used to look like and how attractive she was, but when we look at her now, it’s almost hard to recognize her, as the extra weight has affected her looks to a great extent.

2. Britney Spears


This pop-star appeared first when she was just a teenager, a young and good-looking girl who became so popular overnight, but, unfortunately, it turned out that she was not a strong enough person to put up with all that pressure. In her case, being overweight is actually the least of all the problems she put herself into.

3. Kevin Federline

Speaking of Britney Spears, we should also mention her ex-husband, rapper Kevin Federline who is just another example of how extra weight can completely change your physical appearance.

4. Mike Tyson


A person who does sport is the last one you could expect to let obesity beat him/her, yet again a former professional boxer and champion Mike Tyson is another perfect example of this phenomenon.

5. Kelly Clarkson

We all know Kelly Clarkson’s hit song “Since You’ve Been Gone,” but the question is, who does she sing it to? Her waist? It’s very likely judging by these pictures.

6. Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson’s sister and one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music also made it to this list for a reason. We know it seems impossible, but, yes, unfortunately, the picture show how she looks today.

7. Jessica Simpson


At some point, Jessica Simpson was considered to be among the most attractive women in the world (if not the most attractive), but look how different this pop-singer is now. The miracle of motherhood you say? We believe there’s much more than that.