It was only a matter of time…
In a TV show that aired on the BBC this week, called Miriam’s Big Fat Adventure, the very overweight actress Miriam Margolyes said: “If you’re mean about fat people, I hate you. I hope you wither on the vine.” Imagine a show called, “Barbara’s Big Slim Adventure…if you’re mean about slim people…”
Last year, US TV show host Bill Maher got in big trouble for saying: “In August, 53 Americans died from mass shootings. Terrible, right? Do you know how many died from obesity? Forty thousand. Fat shaming doesn’t need to end, it needs to make a comeback. Some amount of shame is good. We shamed people out of smoking and into wearing seat belts. We shamed them out of littering and most of them out of racism. Shame is the first step in reform.”
How can someone be so sensitive when they have so much chubbiness to cushion the blow?
I have said for a while that I fundamentally never trust a fat person. Once you get to know them, there’s always something lurking underneath the surface… you know… besides the fat.