In her very first book, the Danish comic is requiring fat freedom and joy. She speaks about anti-capitalism, abuse and how her view of her body altered over night
S ofie Hagen no longer informs fat jokes. “I did at the start of my profession,” she states, a bit regretfully. “Nothing unfavorable, simply making fun of myself. I had one joke, where I stated something like: ‘I’m fat since I overindulge. Due to the fact that I have a lot of discomfort inside, and I overindulge. Like, for instance, right here'”– she indicates her cheek– “‘is a chicken bone I have not rather swallowed yet.'”
I laugh appreciatively, however was I expected to? “It’s actually a lose-lose circumstance,” she states. “I do believe there’s something effective in a fat comic showing up, calling and owning the phase out what the audience is currently believing. I do not make those jokes any more.”
Hagen has a various message now. For a number of years, the 30-year-old comic has actually been singing about what she refers to as society’s “deeply deep-rooted” anti-fat predisposition and the method it marginalises individuals, especially females. On social networks, she has actually highlighted fat fear in marketing campaign, undoubtedly bring in the attention of giants whose individual abuse can “last for days”.
Some of this abuse, in addition to the street harassment she withstands, includes in her acclaimed standup funny. Hagen’s regimens cover whatever from politics to boybands. Her outlook and voice– that of an uncomfortable millennial outsider– has actually drawn in a devoted fanbase of “eccentric feminist introverts, like me”, she states.