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Like many words before it, from "bae" to " yeet ", the past year had another confusing "internet" word: thicc.
Rihanna who has been a big supporter or celebrating all body types has been labelled 'thiccanna' by the internet. Credit: AP. What an absolute unit. But is "thicc", as one of the most confused internet words ofa compliment, as many argue it is, or just another way to masquerade an insult? Well, it probably depends on who is using it, and about whom or what.
Appearing in hip-hop circles during the early s, the term "thicc" originally "thick" developed in African-American culture as a synonym for voluptuous and full-figured, gorgeous women. People have applied the thicc fat to anything that features curves, from cartoon characters such as The Incredibles Elastigirl, animals and even inanimate objects.
Doing so means the terms holds a fine line between being a genuine compliment and trivialising a term that was originally intended to celebrate the body type of a group already under-represented and sexualised in popular culture. What we need to do is redefine what it means to be attractive in the first place.
As Chandra Prescod-Weinstein, an assistant professor of particle physics and cosmology, also pointed out, the tweet insinuated that African-American women are animals. It is a perfect example of how a once positive term used by a cultural group is now used in popular culture without considering its origin and therefore thicc fat potential to insult or denigrate African-American women.
From another perspective, many argue the labelling of celebrities including Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross and Hilary Duff as "thicc" because their fluctuating weight, whether in a heralding or shaming manner, does a massive disservice to body positivity. As Rihanna pointed out this year, praising the idea that she earned increased popularity because of her "thicker" body is a reminder of how much importance society places on a woman's physical appearance over her achievements.
This in turn creates yet another unattainable and alienating beauty standard of being Kardashian-like "slim-thick" — another term thrown around the internet — rather than celebrating all body types. But, you know, it comes with a price. No arguments there. Insult or compliment?
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