Lose Distortion Here, Kubex
This petition's aim is to gather the support of those who believe in standing for people over profit and truth over trend. In doing so, we focus our efforts to erase a dangerous message which has been bulletined by Kubex fitness locations across Utah: an accusation that failure is a clothing size and that dimension regulates dignity. As a survivor of a life-threatening eating disorder, and her family, we recognize the often underestimated threat that lies in such allegations, especially when bannered so aggressively and boldly across the view of the public. The accompanying photo (black text placed over to prevent sharing among eating disorder sufferers) shows Kubex's reckless display at their Ogden location, just a block down from Weber State University. With college students being among those most vulnerable to developing destructive habits related to their self-image, the messages sent by Kubex's advertisement in this area are especially alarming. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health lists the average age of onset for eating disorders as between 19-25 years, with an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. suffering from these deadly illnesses at some point in their life. This is why, after Kubex has chosen to disregard our entreaties to remove the threatening signage in favor of whatever potential profit they may gain from it, we are turning to the public to help us promote truth and protect those who are vulnerable and may be put at risk. Please sign our petition now to tell Kubex that this advertisement must come down, because losing is not our society's goal.