This Is Just Stupid: Fat Talk Free Week: Body-Image Campaign

Fat Free Talk WeekTime magazine (and its associated website) is typically a pretty decent read.  I’m not a big political guy, so I tend to skip that stuff, but when I actually read a story it’s normally pretty OK.  Until today.  Ran across this little gem when reviewing my “Top 10 Stories Of The Week” that I get from Time.

Fat Talk Free Week: Body-Image Campaign Goes to College

I won’t bore you with the details, but essentially now I’m not supposed to tell someone they look good when they’ve lost weight.  Apparently (starting October 18th) we’re in the midst of Fat Talk Free Week.  That’s right people… we’re so worried about hurting people’s feelings in this country, that now we’re not even allowed to compliment people cause that may remind them that they WERE fat.  Give me a FUCKING BREAK people.  This is just absolutely crazy.

I’m fat.  OK, maybe not morbidly obese, but I could definitely stand to stop sucking down Miller Lites and pretending that they were diet drinks.  If I ever am able to get off my ass and actually get myself back into shape, you can be damn well guaranteed that I’ll be HAPPY if/when someone tells me I look good.  You know… to validate all the work that I’ve done?!?!?

Christ… what’s the world coming to.  Next you’re going to tell me that I can’t tell someone that they look good for fear of some sexual harassment lawsuit.  Oh wait… perhaps I should go back and find that girl in Milwaukee for Pip’s bachelor party who told me that she liked my “Buddha Belly”.  I took that as a compliment.  Sometimes I just want to shake my head.

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