I know Dan has never had an eating disorder, but I do, and the way Dan acknowledged his weight gain and didn’t act totally horrified by it and made it out to be something that was OKAY really effected me and and made me feel….okay. It made me feel safe, and alright, and like I’m not a totally horrible piece of shit for gaining weight due to mental illness.
Ive always admired and loved Dan’s body shape, I always said if I could have anyone’s body shape it would be his, so to know he gained weight and he’s okay just… I don’t know !
During the darkest depths of my ED I would read ED phanfics to comfort myself and have something to relate to and like…the fact that he mentioned weight irl and not in fiction really stuck me in. That moment spoke to me in a very specific way and I’m…I don’t know.