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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Let Them Eat Cake

Wow, two weight-related postings in a row! Obesity seems to be the topic du jour.

It seems that "experts" are debating whether or not children should be called "obese".

I don't really understand what the dilemma is. If the kid's fat, s/he's gonna know s/he's fat. I mean, they invented these new products called mirrors that show you want you look like. And if you're not wealthy enough to own a mirror, then surely the kids at school will tell you whether or not you're fat. So what's the big deal if your parents and a doctor tell you you're fat... as long as you're on a treadmill when they're saying it!

Honestly, it's not that insulting to call someone "obese". It's just a statement of fact. Obesity is a classification for someone over a certain amount of weight. Why hide it from these kids? If you're afraid it'll affect them in the future, don't fret. If they're obese, their future may not be that long. So let's just call it for what it is. Didn't your parents always say that it's better to hear it from them than on the street? Right, Fatty?


  • Too much work has been done to make sure Americans dont feel fat! We continue to get fat, yet we can still fit into a 34" waist pants! Roll into WalMart and check out what passes for Medium! I was in for a very rude awakening when I went to europe. Clerks would look at me funny when I asked to see a shirt in 'medium'! and I would cringe at them when they brought out an XL that barely fit! Skinny european bitches!

    In the eppisode when Lisa realized she has a big 'Simpson' butt, Homer suggested that she tie a sweater around her waist to make it seem smaller.

    By Blogger Filthy, at 7/07/2006 2:43 PM  

  • Surprisingly enough, Americans don't like to be told that they're fat... especially American women, who are typically pretty fuckin' fat. I guess it makes them sad and then they eat some more. Poor fatties.

    By Blogger gothamwhore, at 7/09/2006 2:08 AM  

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