It’s disgusting. The selfishness, the greed, the lack of self-awareness. Just the thought of it makes my skin cringe. No, not people with obesity problems. I am talking about the self-styled fat haters. Following recent discussions about whether obese people who manage to lose weight should be rewarded with taxpayers money, they are out in full, monstrous force.
You know who I mean. They say things like “why can’t they just eat less?” (Good idea. They probably hadn’t thought of that.) Then they twist their judgemental, uninformed minds into what they think sound like logical positions of common sense.
“They’re a strain on NHS resources,” is a common one. “They’re consuming more than they need to. They’re being greedy.”
Sometimes fat haters even try to dress up their concern as a genuine worry for the health of larger people, despite having no regard for their feelings or self-respect. This kind consideration gets spat out at strangers they’ve never spoken to, towards overweight celebrities in magazines, about their own friends and family behind their backs, the charmers, but is never constructive or compassionate.
Well, aside from the question of medical truth about how easy it is to lose weight (let’s face it, if it was directly linked to how much you eat, I’d be four times the size of Dawn French by now, when in fact I am pushing it to fill up a size ten pair of jeans), the truth is, very, very few of these fat haters have any problem with beer-drinkers, smokers, coffee drinkers, sunbed-users, car-drivers, athletics trainers, boxers, golfers, swimmers, cyclists, mobile phone users – or, indeed, people who eat all the junk under the sun but don’t display the effects of it. Which, as any doctor will tell you, does not mean you aren’t feeling the health ramifications.
NHS resources? Over-consumption? Give me a break. None of the above bother fat haters because they are slaves to fashion, and don’t think any deeper than what everybody else in their circle happens to find acceptable and attractive.
We only have to look at models from the past to see how ridiculous it is to use contemporary fashion as a benchmark for anything whatsoever: being full-figured used to be the sexiest thing in the world. To some people, incidentally, it blinking well still is.
Being fat has just become an acceptable scapegoat for empathy-challenged losers to shove all their natural judgemental instincts on.
Let’s be clear about this. Whether their health is at risk, big people, even medically obese people, do not need to hear from tabloid columns, fashion magazine fascists, or the obnoxious fat hating minority. They have doctors to explain health risks to them, and to advise them – if appropriate – about behaviour habits. Unless you are a health expert, and your own lifestyle is freckle-for-freckle perfect to boot, then please, for the sake of everyone, fat haters: leave it to the professionals.
Besides, the brain and the heart are the most important organs anyway. If you’re failing on such a spectacular scale to utilise both of those properly, how dare you get all head-over-heels in disgust because someone’s body is bigger than yours?