Dove Soap Brand Slammed Oscar-Winning Film ‘The Whale’ for Using Fat Suit Instead of Casting an Obese Actor

Dove criticized the Oscar-winning film for using a fat suit on Brendan Fraser instead of casting an actor who’s actually obese.

The soap and hygiene company took a moral stand against the movie for misrepresentation.

“Stop giving fat suits awards. We want better representation in Hollywood. #LetsChangeBeauty,” the tweet read.

Dove tweeted their response when a user wrote on the platform, “our identity is not our costume.”

In the movie, Fraser played the character of a 600-pound depressed gay teacher named Charlie, who tries to reconnect with her estranged teen daughter.

“Fraser, who had to wear a 330-pound fat suit and extensive prosthetic make-up, scooped up the Best Actor Oscar while hair and makeup artists on the film also took home a gong,” per Daily Mail.

The soap brand is not the first to bash the film’s makers for this issue – ever since its release; the film has faced online criticism for the same reason.

“The Oscar for best makeup going to the construction of a fat suit on The Whale is blatantly disrespectful. And to blast this specific image of a fake fat body on display behind the award is inconceivable,” one tweet read.

“I don’t appreciate that the makeup team who created a fat suit just won an Oscar and that is because we need to have better stories with fat actors and not thinner actors in fat suits,” said another.

“I’m sorry but the whale winning for a fat suit that is literally incorrect with depicting how the body distributes weight is so embarrassing. Like you all should be fined $500 for wasting my goddamn time,” a third said.

“The Whale was stupid. The Whale was bad. The Whale was fatphobic and a horrible script. The Whale, ridiculously, used a fat suit, which made it even more fatphobic. The Whale was a terrible portrayal of what a 600 lb fat person’s life is like. Brendan Fraser is dead to me now,” an angry wrote the platform.

“The Whale won best makeup for putting a man in a fat suit? We’re in hell,” added another.

However, numerous fans came to defend the movie, Fraser, and its makeup artists while bashing Dove for doing propaganda against the award-winning project.

“So you want people to win because of their identity and not their acting ability. Got it,” one wrote.

“Seriously just stop it. You are embarrassing yourself talking about an industry you do not understand,” a second said.

“Stop trying to destroy the art of acting with your lame virtue signaling. Brendan Fraser was brilliant in the film. Acting is pretending to be something you aren’t. Like a soap company pretending to be a soap box for social justice,” a third supporter commented.

“Excuse me. Brendan Fraser won an award. Not his fat suit. Just keep selling your fat, oil, and alkali,” commented another.

“How many 600 pound actors are there with the talent of Brendon Frasier? How many 600 pound actors are there in general? Did any 600 pound actors get denied the role?” someone asked.

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