The discussion around Yuridia and the comments that Pati Chapoy made in “Ventaneando” about her physical appearance, in 2005, has become a topic of national interest.
This is because the singer exposed that later that his weight became a topic of conversation on the entertainment programlived one of the most complicated stages of his life, because now it is the Ministry of the Interior that makes a public pronouncement.
The Ministry of the Interior (Segob), through the National Commission to Prevent Violence against Women (Conavim), published a statement this February 11, in which he condemned the statements that the Mexican journalist made during one of the “Ventaneando” broadcasts, in which, despite acknowledging Yuridia’s great vocal capacitymade reference to her weight, denominator as a “fat” person, a situation that, according to what the interpreter recounts, affected her a lot emotionally.
“We condemn the statements made at the time by a well-known host of shows against the singer Yuridia, when criticizing her physical appearance,” the statement begins. Conavim also He spoke of the weight and impact that the media have on society, which is why the act of promoting discrimination should be avoided. In fact, the commission clarified that, although the comments addressed to the interpreter happened more than a decade ago, today, they could promote the discriminatory culture that still permeates our population.
“The mass media are key actors for the construction of a culture free of violence against women; its contents, expressions and behaviors of society in spaces of mass diffusion have an impact on the conducts and behaviors of society“, he continues.
The Segob together with Conavim exposed that the acts of fatophobia affect the mental health, social development and job opportunities of the people who are discriminated against because of their weight and not only this, since they can also cause the appearance of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and overweight. In this way, they reiterated that said comments are part of discriminatory acts that are classified as digital and media violence:
“In doing so, especially in a space of massive diffusion, he incurred in discriminatory acts that can be typified within digital and media violence, stipulated in the provisions of the General Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence (Title II, Chapter IV TER, article 20 Quinquies), detonating in the past and now, in fraudulent actions that cause ridicule for the physical appearance of a person”.
In this way, they exhorted the media in general to combat all kinds of violence against women. So far, the Mexican journalist has not made any public statement regarding the statement.
What happened between Pati Chapoy and Yuridia?
The bad relationship between “Ventanenado” and the former contestant of “The Academy” was revived by the Mexican journalist, during a dynamic in which she was interviewing the Golden Scorpion. Chapoy acknowledged that they were not friends, because the singer never thought of the comments they made about her on the program, However, he stressed that he admires her as a singer, because he believes that she has a great voice.
After the host touched on the subject, Yuridia was not far behind and turned to her social networks to make her version of the facts known because, Despite the fact that Chapoy remembers said episode as a closed matter, the Mexican singer expressed that the names used by the “Ventaneando” team to talk about her, when pointing out that she was overweight and that, in addition, she was badly advised, they tormented her to such a degree that she described that stage “as the most difficult of her life”, when she was only 18 years old.
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