Trigger Warning: Weight Loss Guru Says Fat People Should be Shamed. To Save Them!
Fat-shaming: the act of not accepting obesity as beautiful or healthy for which a non-fat person will be burned at the stake (related ‘Experts’ Now Claim Your ‘Healthy Food’ Blog Causes Eating Disorders and The New Fat Shaming Movement is…Cancer). Leftists are always seeking a new protected class for which to champion so they might call others "hateful" while pretending they're decent people. Together they are peanut butter and chocolate, the fatties should put down but pick up cooked spinach.
In the UK, weight loss guru Steve Miller doesn't want less fat-shaming. He wants MOAR fat-shaming. You know, what with obesity being bad for your health and all that.
“We’ve got to be encouraging people to own their bodies, take responsibility for their bodies, and use humour through it as well. Laugh at fat. It’s about constructive fat shaming. It’s about telling people the HONEST truth, because this often motivates. I would say to them, ‘There’s a likelihood you may die of cancer early. Or there is a likelihood you may have a heart attack and keel over’. The biggest eating disorder the UK has is obesity.
Package it right, and fat shaming can be really constructive – because shame has been proven to be an emotion that can really motivate people. It creates the ‘ouch’ factor, but then what we do is give some aspiration to the person to drive them forwards.
Should we be doing it with our friends and family? Yes we should, if it’s appropriate. So it’s not appropriate to do it with people that are in a vulnerable position. But with the dad at home, their partner should be saying, ‘You are becoming so fat that you need to get off your backside and take action and sort this out.’ The tough love, the honest truth, triggers often action in a lot of people.”
Yeah, it's true. Just as you would help an alcoholic or chronic smoker, so people want to help fat friends and family. Who put their bodies through heart hell by lugging around sacks of lard. As if they're some kind of mule, charged with hauling blubber. Should we go around and mock everyone who's fat and say "EW, YOU SO FAT?" Probably not. But consider how you react to a person who lights up a cigarette while standing beside you. Do you smile at them and say "You're beautiful just the way you are"? No. You throw shade as you walk away disgusted.
A non-smoker's reaction to a smoker lighting up is somehow seen as honorable. Yet anything other than glowing praise of a fat person chowing down on pizza with an ice cream chaser? How dare you.
Fat people are unhealthy. When we look at them, we see poor health. The same way we react to a person with an illness, disease, or gross habit. We innately recognize there's something wrong. We're not saying someone's character is flawed, or that they're morally corrupt people worthy of shunning from our village. That's apparently only an acceptable reaction for "tolerant" leftists who encounter Trump supporters.
The compassionate thing to do isn't condoning fatness and telling the obese they're so pretty. The compassionate thing to do is get them help. Much the same way we want to help men who believe their women.
But what do you expect? The same anti-science left who claims you can choose your gender, claims being fat is totally healthy as long as you feel good about yourself. And then they want free healthcare to go with their bad health choices.