‘Feeling fat’ Facebook status leads to petition to ban emoticon

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A new emoticon has upset some Facebook users.

Critics say the "feeling fat" status update is really making fun of obesity, which is an eating disorder.

Now there's a petition on change.org to ban the "feeling fat" emoji.

"As someone who has struggled with and overcome disordered eating, I know what it’s like to 'feel' fat. I have spent years of my life consumed with negative thoughts about my body, and far too many days starving myself in an effort to lose weight," Catherine Weingarten wrote on the petition.

The petition has more than 15,000 supporters so far.

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