Holy shit- gone a bit mental in here.
Just wanted to clarify a few bits because some people are countering points which were never really made- namely this shaming business. My sole issue is that I find it distasteful to dislike someone because they’re overweight.
This all started after a comment was made stating a dislike for Adele because she’s “a whale” (completely ignoring her talent, character, success etc). Being fairly ambivalent towards Adele, as far as I’m concerned people can call her a whale all they want, but again… not liking someone because of that fact alone is pretty cuntish IMO.
The whole ‘overweight automatically equals bad/ lazy’ simply isn’t true (please remember, this assertion was made towards Adele, not someone getting in your way at the station or supermarket- that came after) and that message is hugely damaging to young people especially in the internet age- ‘I can be devoid of character/ fortitude/ morals etc, but I must not be fat or people won’t like me.’
A common question asked of people with eating disorders, in the hope of gaining some perspective, is “would you like your best friend any less if they put on weight?” This is obviously designed to lead them to prove the point that weight shouldn’t matter, and up until yesterday I took it for granted that everyone would answer ‘no.’ I honestly find it quite shocking to discover that some out there would happily admit they would answer ‘yes.’ So, IMO they are being small minded. Can’t see the controversy tbh, but this is interlull.