James Onen was named Fatboy by his friends at his former workstation, following his plus-size at the time.
He confessed that the name Fatboy was well deserved, given he weighed 118 kgs then.
After his incredible weight loss journey, many think the name is irrelevant and should be changed to match his current weight. Several times he has had suggestions to change to 'skinny boy' though he seems to maintain the former name despite the advice and weight transformation.
On The Fatboy Show today, he confessed that he receives more unflattering statements about his current weight than when he was plus-size.
"Before, I would post a picture of myself, but nobody cared. They abused me about other things like my comments or views, but now I post a picture, and people are like, 'Oh my gosh, are you sick? You are dying! Eat something," he narrated.
However, his co-host Olive Najjuma after bursting into laughter about the comments, said she understood why people like to troll him on social media, given that he is a troll himself, especially on Facebook.
However, Olive complimented Fatboy, saying he is more attractive now than when he was fat. "You sounded so nice until I saw you and was not impressed. But now if I didn't know you, I'd be like 'Yes, he's the one," she said.
The duo was discussing why body shaming is only recognized when the person in question is fat and not skinny, usually because being called skinny is not recognized as body shaming.
Olive reasoned that perhaps skinniness has overly been portrayed as good shape, especially by the Media. “The media has over the years shown us that a lean woman is the one with a perfect body and looks good in clothes. Look at the dummies outside boutiques; when you see fat ones, they look terrible. Even clothes don’t look nice on them,” she said.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.