uhm, I never watch american idol, but that girl they are showing on stage is not even close to being overweight.Not to mention that there are no studies, none, that show that overweight people are less healthy than "normal" weight people... its all myth.
I've been used to this sort of treatment most of my adult life- nothing new here at all.The first time I was ever told to my face that I was being passed over for promotion because of my weight (fat people will let you down at work beacuse of health problems, doncha know), the position was given to a thin, tall, good looking fellow who had two DUI convictions and smoked about an ounce of weed a week. But he looked mahhhvelous.
True enough, but I know that discrimination on the basis of, say, race, exists.But nobody talks about what a good idea it would be on television. CC
There's a lot out there about how discrimination against people who are perceived as overweight is considered acceptable because being overweight is considered a choice (much as many people still believe that homosexual orientation is a choice and therefore a fair ground on which to discriminate).But yes, that woman is an idiot. I thought conservatives were supposed to be *against* stuff like banning Cookie Monster because he sends a bad message to kids?
That woman is nuts. Jordin Sparks is a bad example for young people because she's not skinny? Why is Sparks' weight ANYBODY'S business but her own? Jamie, I'm not sure I agree with what you are implying. Over-fatness is a recognized contributor to Type 2 Diabetes. A random person with too much fat is not necessarily less healthy than another random person who is skinny, but being over-fat does put one more at risk for certain types of illnesses. Also, there is a big difference between ten pounds "overweight" and 100 pounds overweight. The 540 pound man I used to work with was absolutely unhealthy. And his weight was the major cause of this. Obviously a thin person can also be unhealthy, but I don't see it as an either/or issue.
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