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Some people suck, some people win.

Loki

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I love this video! It's absolutely fantastic. I agree with everything she said.

I've always been at a perfectly average weight, usually in the lower half of the healthy BMI scale. My parents have always been lovely, nothing ever even remotely near a put down about my looks or weight. I was home-schooled and never had to deal with hurtful classmates, I only ever watched PBS Kids and the only time I spent on the internet was playing Runescape. I was a huge tomboy and would rather play tag than touch a Barbie. However, our culture of "only one ideal" was prominent enough that it even took it's toll on me. I remember crying in the bathroom because of my fat thighs at ten years-old. How does that happen? I think it's so sad.

I'm not trying to be whiny because I have nothing regarding my life I should be whiny about, what I'm trying to say is that insecurity is not a problem or an epidemic, it's what life is now and it shouldn't be that way.

Anyways. Yeahhh.

P.S. I cannot stop singing the first three lings of "Carry On My Wayward Son". Everyone I know is bleeding out their ears.


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I dunno, I think she took what he said the wrong way. It wasn't really an attack. It was a dumb email, and it was totally uncalled for, but I think the point was to attack or insult her. I equate it more with concern over people smoking on television rather than bullying.

 

I think there was a lot of ignorance behind the e-mail, but I don't understand how it couldn't be an attack. The concern for impressionable viewers is like adding "no offense".

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He sent a slightly insensitive email to her in private. I think she overreacted.

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It was a stupid letter, and a stupid reaction. 'nuff said.

 

Oh and I'd like to think anorexic models are looked up to more than overweight people. I mean, who looks at an overweight person and says "I wanna be like that!"?

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Loki, on , said:

 

lilshu, on , said:

 

I dunno, I think she took what he said the wrong way. It wasn't really an attack. It was a dumb email, and it was totally uncalled for, but I think the point was to attack or insult her. I equate it more with concern over people smoking on television rather than bullying.

 

I think there was a lot of ignorance behind the e-mail, but I don't understand how it couldn't be an attack. The concern for impressionable viewers is like adding "no offense".

I agree it was offensive and ignorant.

 

But consider this, would a person who speaks out against someone smoking on TV because it provides a bad role model for people be considered attacking the person or trying to make the person aware that they could be setting a bad example?

 

It's not like the guy went on a public website and said get off the air fatty. I think his concerns are valid, even though singling out a person isn't the best way to approach the situation. Stuff like this is probably best saved for non-directed news editorials and the like.

 

The fact that he calls obesity a choice is pretty arrogant. It ignores those who have hormone and metabolic issues. Those who do eat too much and exercise too little do set a bad example though.

I feel like your comparing apples to oranges!!!!!!

 

Where smoking is a choice, obesity is not, as you said.

 

so ye

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Agreed with everything lilshu said. I don't think the e-mail was meant as a way to bully the news anchor, but just concern...

 

She said that "we need to teach our kids to be kind". Yes, we do. We do need to teach kids to be kind to others and not to hurt others; but we also need to teach kids to care for themselves and teach the parents how to teach the kids to care for themselves. Obesity is more often than not a choice, and in most children's cases, it's their parents' fault that they (the kids) are obese from an early age. It's hard to break a habit that you've had since you were 8 or 9, and if you've been eating fast food in front of the tv for dinner 7 nights/week as kid, chances are that you'll do it as an adult, and you'll let your kids do it, and so on.

 

Something around 35-40%? of adults in the US are obese and heart disease and other issues caused by obesity cause around 400k deaths/year in the US alone; and yet telling someone that they're fat and need to stop eating so much and exercising more is not acceptable in our society. (read: if I saw an obese woman eating at McDonald's for lunch, approached her, told her to stop eating junk food because it's harmful to her, I'd be inconsiderate and a bully; but if I approached someone smoking at a bus stop and told them to put their cigarette out, that'd be ok.)

 

I think it's messed up that she says that she knows she's overweight/obese even and that she's ok with it. Just because a majority of people are now above a healthy weight, it doesn't mean it's ok. Hey I'm fat, but everyone else is too, so that's cool.

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I think it's messed up that she says that she knows she's overweight/obese even and that she's ok with it. Just because a majority of people are now above a healthy weight, it doesn't mean it's ok. Hey I'm fat, but everyone else is too, so that's cool.

 

Accepting the condition your body is in is a whole lot different than being okay with it. Do you really think fat people aren't aware they're fat? That because they don't realize that they're fat, they stay fat? I'm not going to debate that with you because when you read it you're going to realize how stupid it sounds.

 

I don't know where you got the "I'm fat, but everyone else is so it's okay" thing from but it was definitely not from the news anchor.

 

What did the man think he would accomplish by sending that e-mail? Did he really think Jennifer was going to agree with everything he was saying and quit her job? Or try and lose 100 lbs. as fast as she could? Obviously not. So what was the point of the e-mail?

 

According to many of you, fat people should not be in the public's attention. The man raised a reasonable concern, in an insensitive way, and should be listened to. Okay, well, Let's dive into this some more. He says she's too fat to be on TV, some of you are kind of like, yeah. So, obese people should not be in the media. That tells me, either fat people shouldn't be seen or fat people shouldn't be successful.

 

Noo, you say. We just think she shouldn't influence the children.

 

Yeah, because when kids see a fat person they think "I want to be fat when I grow up."

 

Once again, nooooo, you say, but they may think it's okay to be unhealthy.

 

Well, I say, have you ever heard of parents? Teachers? Health class? School? Kids who have brains in their skulls? Has anyone here seen Easy A? Well, it's about Emma Stone, who's a a nice galty chick who isn't actually a a nice gal. Amanda Bynes leads of group religious pricks who decide to torment Emma Stone because she's "ungodly". See, Amanda has a good reason for being a terrible person!She doesn't want Emma Stone to influence the school with her a nice galtiness!Because it's okay to bully when you have a reason.

 

God isn't a good reason,you respond, /r/atheism and all that. But our country's obesity problem is a very good reason!

 

What are fat women in the media going to do? Really? Tell me, please, how that's a problem.

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