Does fat shaming help people lose weight?

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After US talkshow host Bill Maher called for overweight shaming to “make a comeback”, fellow legion James Corden’s impassioned response won broad support online.

“It’s proven that overweight shaming merely does one thing, ” he said. “It makes people feel ashamed and dishonor leads to depression, anxiety and self-destructive behaviour – self-destructive behaviour like overeating.”

“If making fun of overweight beings started them lose weight, there’d be no fat kids in schools.”