A fatty called Substantia (yep) wants us to not judge her bulk. Ok then, she has no soul


A soulless fatty wants us to stop denigrating fatties.

Ironically her name is Substantia…but looking at her photographs I would have thought she’d be better off changing her name by deed poll to Gargantua.

An activist against denigration of fat people is questioning the belief that obesity is connected to bad health.

Substantia Jones is in New Zealand to speak at a conference on fat issues.

She said fat people were discriminated against and were seldom in power.  

Ms Jones said studies showed obesity was not a sign of ill health, and most people who tried to diet were unsuccessful in losing weight.

“The failure rate if weight is part of the goal is so significant, and people tend to throw the baby out with the bath water, so take that out of the equation if you want to pursue health, pursue health without that and you’re a lot more likely to be successful.”

Ms Jones said fat people were often ridiculed and misrepresented and that needed to change.

What needs to change is fat bastards pulling the sympathy card and actually take some personal responsibility for their size. If they stop shoving food into their gaping maws then they’d lose weight.





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  • Kevin

    It’s actually very easy to lose weight. All you need to do is eat less, make dietary changes, and exercise more. The problem is people lose the weight but then aren’t willing to make the changes to their lifestyle permanent and end up back eating like they did before and not exercising.

  • Left Right Out

    Funny really….. it’s health professionals and the media that constantly talk about how fat we are as a nation so her beef should be with them……

    I think she is the person who ate the person who ate all the pies……

    Weight is a personal issue and the sole responsibility of just one person

  • Grizz30

    Far less energy and time required for weight loss than to advocate for fat acceptance. Obesity is a sign of impending, if not existing, ill health.

  • Eddie

    Identity politics at its finest. I’m surprised the Media Party hasn’t made more of this or asked that Gargantuan be knighted.

  • STAG

    Ms Jones said fat people were often ridiculed and misrepresented and that needed to change.

    Such as Fat, Lazy, Greedy, Slovenly, Unfit, Unhealthy, Bullied?

    There only called stereotypes because there ture.

  • JEL51

    Once again the subject choice is more about ‘Me, Myself & I which is quite limiting really, as we have seen in another favourite ‘Big’ person of our own here in NZ.
    It would be nice to get a society back to be more caring and concerned about others than the self-centredness of today.
    I will not be surprised if this one lines-up behind the Pofs for another ‘Hurty Feelings’ claim in court.

  • Disinfectant

    I’m a couple if kgs heavier than normal for me.

    I have been crook, kept eating the same amount and doing less exercise.

    Its my own fault for not adjusting my food intake.

    But now that I am nearly better, I am already getting more active to burn the calories off.

  • Cadwallader

    “…fat people are seldom in power?” This prompted me to think about NZ politicians who have struggled with their weight and taken steps to reduce it. David Lange is an obvious one given he had the stomach operation but others include Gerry Brownlie, Jenny Shipley, Parekura Horomia, Norman Kirk, Paula Bennett etc…has weight been an impediment to any of these persons? It wouldn’t appear so. I think Ms Substantia (which sounds like a Monty Python made-up name) seems to be engaged in self-pity. She’d be better to engage in size reduction ahead of self-definition due to her size. She may be wise to follow the advice of Al Bundy and move to the moon where she’ll weigh less.

  • Boss Hogg

    Try asking an Anesthetist about working with over weight people in surgery. It would make you lose weight, I assure you.

  • Andinz

    Why is this person taken seriously? I refer to just one claim: that “obesity was not a sign of ill health”. She has not read this –
    – and if her offerings are any indication of what “fat people” are thinking, it is no wonder that “fat people were discriminated against and were seldom in power”.

    I have some sympathy because I believe that there is a combination of psychological and physiological issues involved. A fat person who cannot lose weight can have metabolic issues but ultimately energy output = energy input and a fat person must be working harder than thinner people to do the same things (eg walk 5 km).

  • Keanne Lawrence

    Arrived by air no doubt while normal passengers only get a modest 7kg carryon allowance?

    • Wheninrome

      They are actually a danger on aircraft if there is an emergency.

  • Alan Beresford B’Stard

    “She said fat people were discriminated against and were seldom in power”
    She obviously hasn’t met Gerry Brownlee yet.

  • Gazza

    Wow yet another one that could do with access to Google, need only go as far as past and present MP’s to see that we have had our fair share of ‘fatties’ in power…..

    • STAG

      Parekura Tureia Horomia was far from a small Lloyd man and then there’s the lovely Donna, pretty state sponsored tummy tuck.

      • Wheninrome

        Paula Bennett is no shrinking wee Violet either.

  • localnews

    I would have thought that if we are having a conference to discuss fat issues in New Zealand, it would be discussing making our population healthier and less obese.
    Are we in fact having a conference to celebrate fatties? Or is this lady in town to sabotage the conference?

  • Plantagenet

    As pointed out we’ve had a quite a few fat people in power in this country although the last two PMs, Key and Clark, are of a more slender build. Perhaps because we have so many fat people overall, especially in Maori and Pacific demographics, we are a bit more accepting of it here than in other nations. I don’t care if someone is fat, I’d rather that than on drugs or alcohol, but there is no doubt that it is not great for a person’s health to be too overweight. Women like Substantia (!) would be better off just admitting that than trying to argue over it. Admit it and tell people to buzz off who don’t like fatties for aesthetic reasons (which is the true objection to them IMO)

  • NahYeah

    There are plenty of overweight people in power. They are the ones that spend their time and efforts being better at what they do, as opposed to organising activist groups to blame others for their lack of success.

  • Dumrse

    She should take the time to interview the Lardo lady whilst she’s in the country. She knows a bit about lardo’s and heifers and could give her some advice.

  • Bruce Rayner

    Answer is simple especially with food – what doesnt go in, doesnt go on

  • Wendy

    Fat people endanger my health because I have to lift the buggers when they get sick.
    Shame on them.

  • spanishbride

    My hero Milo Yiannopoulos mocks gay people and can do so because he is gay. Before Substantia gets all offended and upset she needs to know that the writer of this article has been very over weight and still has a keg as opposed to a six pack. He has never got upset when people mocked him for his girth and the fat taunts from the left continued even when he was slim as they kept using out of date photos of him.

    Instead of trying to tell people that he was in shape because round is a shape he challenged a Labour MP to a bike race which he trained hard for until he dropped a ton of weight. Later when he had put it all back on again he accepted a charity boxing match and dropped even more weight plus built up some muscle.He knows what he has to do to get slim again. Denial is a bad strategy. If you are happy with your size fine, just don’t pretend that it isn’t bad for you. It is.

  • Rebecca

    Here we go again- note the “studies showed obesity was not a sign of ill health…” which is true. What the studies do show, is that obesity has a strong connection to diabetes and to various other health issues e.g. gynecological as well as a consistent association with early mortality. So is it reasonable to trot out the “not a sign of ill health” version in front of lay people who may take it at face value and think obesity actually is something to celebrate?