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Scrolling down my Facebook feed, I saw another thing again. That thing was a video of someone huffing-and-puffing about fat people. The fat-hating videos continue to roll in, each of the being more angry than the next.
And I think to myself: who the fuck cares? And why are so many people so angry about the rolls and chub rubs between someone’s thighs? Why does it matter if some people likes to bathe in doughnuts and sugar, and top it off with chocolate syrup?


I just want to know why so many people are concerned about the lifestyle of other people, if it doesn’t directly affect you? I could understand some vegans expressing anger regarding the over-consumption of meat because of the environmental and ethical concerns. I can understand being outraged about the injustices and mysterious deaths that occur behind the prison cells. But to be upset because someone is fat?
It's seems like some people are more disgusted about fat people, than they are child molesters, rapists, murderers, thieves, or the assholes of the world.
Maybe someone can enlighten me about the wrath people have about people who are chubby/fat/morbidly obese/round/thicker-than-a-snicker.

But as I say often to myself: there are some things that maybe I am not meant to understand.

I wonder what is a healthy weight? For example, I eat very healthy, I meal prep, I eyeball my caloric intake, consider my macronutrients, exercise regularly, run, and lift weights. However, according to some standards, I am overweight (or what i like to call thicker than a Snicker ;) ....And let's say it's scientifically factual that all fat people are unhealthy. I still can't wrap my head around why people feel the need to get crazy about other people's lifestyle when it doesn't affect them personally?
@SarahBethe4 there are actually some studies that suggest there are health benefits to being at a heavier weight! I'm honestly very skeptical of weight research because a lot of it is sponsored by weight-loss pharmaceutical companies. The link between weight and diabetes or heart disease for example is not as strong as we once thought. Nor is the link between a healthy diet and weight (which is why some people can eat burgers and fries all day and remain quite petite, while others can eat a low carb veggie diet and remain at a higher weight). I'm not saying people shouldn't eat healthy. I'm saying that there's a huge cultural bias against fat people and it's based on bad science. In the meantime, doctors are using it to prescribe diets that don't work and can actually cause serious health problems.
I don't get it myself. For some of it I think is a form of self hate. I have a friend who is disgusted by anyone who is overweight. That's probably part of the reason why our friendship isn't what it was at one time.
I agree with you, @shannonl5. It's just unfortunate that people can't see there are a plethora of health issues that someone can have because of their lifestyle choices (drinking, abusing drugs, eating disorders, ect) but a lot people want to focus on the bigger person in the room. And even if it's true that fatness is a concern for health, it's not affecting anyone else but the person in that body. So I guess I have a hard time understanding why people have so much wrath about something that doesn't directly affect them...
It's because of pharmaceutical lobbies. Fatness wasn't a 'medical problem' until very recently, and it's only categorized like that because pharmaceutical companies want to market their 'cure' to people who aren't really sick. And in order to convince people that there's something really wrong with them they've gone on very aggressive ad campaigns, they've published a lot of very bad studies (which are being debunked one by one) 'proving' that fatness causes a bunch of medical problems, and unfortunately a lot of people have bought it.
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