Fat shaming as a ‘motivational technique’ has divided the health and fitness community.
Queensland personal trainers, Sharny and Julius Keiser have been in the spotlight in recent weeks for their controversial comments likening the obese to dole bludgers, labelling them as ‘whingers’ and ‘lazy’.
Despite a public backlash, after the pair appeared on Today Tonight and Sunrise, they are unapologetic. “What we said came from a place of caring and after years of hearing too many excuses,” says Julius. “We know that many people don’t agree with us, but somebody needed to say it.” Read more »
An Australian grasps the issues and gives the fatties a good slap. The corresponding jiggle is as mesmerizing as a lava lamp to a stoner.
Webber suggests that airlines set a standard passenger weight, say, 75 kilos. If a passenger weighs 100 kilos, a surcharge would be charged to cover the extra fuel costs. For a passenger who is 25 kilos overweight, the surcharge on a Sydney-London return ticket would be $29. A passenger weighing just 50 kilos would get a discount of the same amount.
Another way to achieve the same objective would be to set a standard weight for passengers and luggage, and then ask people to get on the scales with their luggage. That would have the advantage of avoiding embarrassment for those who do not wish to reveal their weight.
Friends with whom I discuss this proposal often say that many obese people cannot help being overweight – they just have a different metabolism from the rest of us. But the point of a surcharge for extra weight is not to punish a sin, whether it is levied on baggage or on bodies. It is a way of recouping from you the true cost of flying you to your destination, rather than imposing it on your fellow passengers. Flying is different from, say, health care. It is not a human right.
Maybe Air New Zealand could offer more airpoints or upgrades to those with a BMI under 30. That would really piss off pinkos, and Pinko.
“First drop your pie” was the lesson for one of the Hastings crew who cycled into Parliament Grounds yesterday to prove to Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia that their weight loss programme is working.
I heard someone on the radio once say that they were tired of the prejudice aimed at the overweight. They said something like “you’re not allowed to make fun of gay people, so why are you allowed to make fun of fat people? It’s the same thing.”
It’s not the same thing though, is it? Gay people are born that way. They didn’t work at becoming gay. Fat people became fat because they would rather be that way than stop eating so much. They had to eat and eat to get fat. Then, when they were fat they had to keep up the eating to stay fat. For gayness to be the same as fatness, gay people would have to start off straight but then ween themselves onto cock. Soon they’re noshing all day getting gayer and gayer. They’ve had more than enough cock… they’re full… they’re just sucking for the sake of it. Now they’re overgay, and frowned upon by people who can have the occasional cock but not over indulge.
When a doctor tells me that that’s how you become gay, I’ll stop making jokes about fat people.