"530 Fatties," Fat-Shaming Page Targeting Overweight Teens in Northern California, is Removed From Facebook

Facebook page mocked obese and overweight teens and adults in the Yuba City area

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    "530 Fatties" is gone, but the outrage over Internet fat-shaming remains.

    The Facebook page, removed Monday, was apparently a venue for an unknown Northern California-based person to mock and shame fat people he or she had photographed, according to reports.

    The area code for the Yuba City area is 530. The photos posted to the page were from nearby Yuba and Sutter counties, according to the UK Daily Mail.

    The page was removed after complaints, but outrage over the anonymous fat-shamer has spread nationwide.

    The page made the Today show on Wednesday. It's still not clear who created the page, which reappeared briefly after being taken down.

    One woman whose image appeared on the page, Jessi Lynn Howell, 18, says she isn't afraid to go public and speak against bullying.