December 29, 2013
FROM EMILY MILLER, A BOLD DEFENSE OF FAT-SHAMING:
Many Americans are making New Year’s resolutions to be healthier with diet and exercise. This is a good thing because obesity is one of the major health crises in America. Yet the political correctness police want us to stop using accurate terms in order to protect the feelings of fat people, which puts their lives at risk. . . .
The host of “America’s Next Top Model” is the queen of the P.C. police. She told Huffington Post that, “I don’t like the label ‘plus-size’ because it “doesn’t have a positive connotation.”
Instead, she insists the term “fiercely real” is used to describe the overweight women on her show.
You know what’s fiercely real? Telling the truth. But if it’s okay to shame people for not recycling, or smoking, or voting Republican — and you know they think that it is — the problem can’t be with the shaming part. So what’s so special about fat? Especially because, under ObamaCare, your weight is everyone’s business:
Overeating and not exercising is a choice that often leads to a multitude of health issues like diabetes and heart disease.
The obese are being coddled, while we all pick up the tab with higher health insurance costs to treat them.
They should be called exactly what they are — fat, overweight, obese — so they learn to make healthy lifestyle changes.