Now, I’ve covered “FunDip Dan” here before. He’s a radio producer out of Detroit. My radio producer. Full disclosure, he’s not a small guy. As a matter of fact, you could argue that at 350+lbs, he’s kind of a big guy. But he didn’t let that get in the way of his epic, completely logical rant this week that is now going viral.
That’s right. FunDip Dan, hates “fat pride.” Even though he admits to being overweight, he’s not happy about it. What makes him even more unhappy, or dare I say, angry, is when fat people parade themselves proudly, demanding that they be praised for their size.
“Pride is something that you’re supposed to take in something you’ve accomplished. Like I learned how to play a song on the bass, I can take pride in that… I did a good job or I painted a picture or I sculpted a sculpture, I can take pride in that.”
“You can’t take pride in the crap you were born into! Or the fact that you ate 16 pizzas and two pots of coffee in a Thursday evening…. there’s nothing to take pride in when it comes to things that are just happenstance.”
He went on to acknowledge the comparison between “gay pride.”
“Yeah I don’t understand that either. White pride, black pride, gay pride. I don’t get any of that. It’s not something you built. You didn’t BUILD THAT! It just happened.”
It’s a very self-deprecating, but very insightful rant that’s certainly worth a listen. Not only will it have you rolling on the floor, but you may have to reconsider your own false pridefulness.