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A student is taking aim at body-shaming in YouTube advertisements with an online petition campaign to root out images that promote discrimination based on appearance.

Aoi Murata, 20, a third-year student at Akita University of Art, had amassed over 46,000 signatures by early September in support of a campaign she began in April to stop companies from streaming ads that debase people based on “appearances such as body hair or body types.”

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