Fat news anchor rages at email

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#251 Posted by Postal_Guy (2643 posts) -

lol she got trolled big time and is even dumb enough to actually care about it

#252 Posted by Bucked20 (6951 posts) -
She's fat but she isn't sloppy with it so who cares
#253 Posted by General_X (9030 posts) -
And why is this a weight loss suggestion/fat people apologist thread now? I'm just under 6 foot and 260 pounds. I'm a fat guy and if you don't like it, you can go **** yourself.El_Zo1212o
Some people who want to lose weight may not know the proper way of doing so, as there is a TON of misinformation out there. Preferably though everyone would be as happy inside their skin as you are, but unfortunately this is not the case.
#254 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
I agree that obesity is usually unhealthy (in reality, some fat people are very healthy despite their excess fat), but the email she received was definitely rude. Encouraging fat people to hate themselves for being fat does way more harm than good. And that email was unnecessary in the first place; I'm pretty sure that most fat people are aware that they're fat. The last thing they want to told to an obsessive degree is that they're fat because that reminder does nothing but engender self-hatred. As someone who used to deal with constant shaming and self-hatred due to my slightly overweight physique, I can't help but take the woman's side here.
#255 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -

e-mail - i think - in this case was a bit rude. but the whole thing is just an awkward upleasent affair for all parties i think.

Also turning off the Youtube comments isn't a victory saying that the uploaders are too sensitive or can't handle it, it's the fact that comment sections virtually anywhere are a cess pool for the lowest common denominator.

i love Youtube, lots of great documentaries and debates are uploaded on there, but even on some where say... WWII in HD documentary, the comments are all about how the Holocaust was faked, or debating whether the Jews asked for it.

so prove me wrong that the vast majority of the comment sections don't turn into such nonsense.

#256 Posted by EasyStreet (11672 posts) -
[QUOTE="EasyStreet"][QUOTE="Ugalde-"]She needs to lose some weight.Bloodseeker23
Bet she gives good head.

She can give better head when she loses weight. More stamina aye

Never underestimate the power of fat person and putting things in their mouth.
#257 Posted by MrMr-x2 (88 posts) -
I have a perfect solution for losing fat. Have at least 3 third world people follow every obese person. All the food they buy must be shared.
#258 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -
I agree that obesity is usually unhealthy (in reality, some fat people are very healthy despite their excess fat), but the email she received was definitely rude. Encouraging fat people to hate themselves for being fat does way more harm than good. And that email was unnecessary in the first place; I'm pretty sure that most fat people are aware that they're fat. The last thing they want to told to an obsessive degree is that they're fat because that reminder does nothing but engender self-hatred. As someone who used to deal with constant shaming and self-hatred due to my slightly overweight physique, I can't help but take the woman's side here. ghoklebutter
She needs to take her medical condition seriously. She currently isn't, and the man who emailed her shamed her for supporting such an unhealthy lifestyle. She's in the public eye, and she's making it seem as though nothing is wrong with being obese. She's turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic in America. The thing that annoys me the most, is she's went on air and said she didn't like being called a "bad role model", because she has girls of her own. Yet she neglects her health, and gets offended when someone points it out. If she'd only life a healthier life so she could be there for her children.
#259 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -

She needs to take her medical condition seriously. She currently isn't,Nibroc420

You have no reason to believe that. Just because she's still obese doesn't mean that she's not trying to take care of her condition.

Also, my point stands; shaming someone about their weight is the worst way to encourage them to lose it. It works for some people, but it doesn't work for most, and for the ones it works on, self-hatred and other mental problems are very likely as a result of being pressured and shamed.

#260 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6010 posts) -
[QUOTE="Nibroc420"] She needs to take her medical condition seriously. She currently isn't, and the man who emailed her shamed her for supporting such an unhealthy lifestyle. She's in the public eye, and she's making it seem as though nothing is wrong with being obese. She's turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic in America. The thing that annoys me the most, is she's went on air and said she didn't like being called a "bad role model", because she has girls of her own. Yet she neglects her health, and gets offended when someone points it out. If she'd only life a healthier life so she could be there for her children.

She hasn't got a medical condition, she's fat. She has every right to continue being fat. You say she is turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic? Don't you think populating the news rooms with pretty, skinny anchors does more to reinforce that particular brand of public blindness? I submit that her very presence on that program makes that remark invalid. And she got offended because in a civilized society, people don't make personal remarks like that to people they don't know. Go ask Alice- she'll tell you all about it.
#261 Posted by Laihendi (5828 posts) -
I agree that obesity is usually unhealthy (in reality, some fat people are very healthy despite their excess fat), but the email she received was definitely rude. Encouraging fat people to hate themselves for being fat does way more harm than good. And that email was unnecessary in the first place; I'm pretty sure that most fat people are aware that they're fat. The last thing they want to told to an obsessive degree is that they're fat because that reminder does nothing but engender self-hatred. As someone who used to deal with constant shaming and self-hatred due to my slightly overweight physique, I can't help but take the woman's side here. ghoklebutter
It's her own fault if she's so insecure that she's bothered by an anonymous email like that.
#262 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
[QUOTE="ghoklebutter"]I agree that obesity is usually unhealthy (in reality, some fat people are very healthy despite their excess fat), but the email she received was definitely rude. Encouraging fat people to hate themselves for being fat does way more harm than good. And that email was unnecessary in the first place; I'm pretty sure that most fat people are aware that they're fat. The last thing they want to told to an obsessive degree is that they're fat because that reminder does nothing but engender self-hatred. As someone who used to deal with constant shaming and self-hatred due to my slightly overweight physique, I can't help but take the woman's side here. Laihendi
It's her own fault if she's so insecure that she's bothered by an anonymous email like that.

I wouldn't be surprised if she's insecure because of all of the shaming she has to deal with. Just because it's an anonymous email doesn't mean it's not offensive.
#263 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6010 posts) -
[QUOTE="ghoklebutter"] I wouldn't be surprised if she's insecure because of all of the shaming she has to deal with.

I don't buy that. I think she responded the way she did because if she had done what I would've done(reply: "Dear sir: Kindly go F*** yourself. Sincerely, A Fat Person."), it would have cost her her job.
#264 Posted by mingmao3046 (2485 posts) -
[QUOTE="El_Zo1212o"][QUOTE="Nibroc420"] She needs to take her medical condition seriously. She currently isn't, and the man who emailed her shamed her for supporting such an unhealthy lifestyle. She's in the public eye, and she's making it seem as though nothing is wrong with being obese. She's turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic in America. The thing that annoys me the most, is she's went on air and said she didn't like being called a "bad role model", because she has girls of her own. Yet she neglects her health, and gets offended when someone points it out. If she'd only life a healthier life so she could be there for her children.

She hasn't got a medical condition, she's fat. She has every right to continue being fat. You say she is turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic? Don't you think populating the news rooms with pretty, skinny anchors does more to reinforce that particular brand of public blindness? I submit that her very presence on that program makes that remark invalid. And she got offended because in a civilized society, people don't make personal remarks like that to people they don't know. Go ask Alice- she'll tell you all about it.

she has the right to be fat, but as a public news anchor she should lose weight. and every news reporter in my area is normal weight. not skinny. a normal, healthy weight. the email was sent to her because she is the in the public eye. she could have ignored it
#265 Posted by mingmao3046 (2485 posts) -
I thought she kicked his ass. But then the softy rhetoric came in- schools have always been battlegrounds. The only thing that's changed in the last hundred years is the manner of warfare being engaged in. Before, you used to call a kid fat, but you ran the risk of getting bowled over and sat on. Now, you can just send an email, or a message on Faceyspace. And the fat kid has been taught that there's no reason to hit anyone ever. (And what the hell are school children doing with faceyspace accounts anyway?? Why not just send your kid to school with a "molest me" sign taped to his back?) The problem is that there are no consequences anymore for the bullies. Does anyone remember that video where the fat kid manhandled the sh!t out of the bully? If that happened more often, there'd be less bullies.El_Zo1212o
she did not "kick his ass". she compared being fat to having a disability. "his words mean nothing to me", and then goes on a 4min rant...
#266 Posted by Laihendi (5828 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="ghoklebutter"]I agree that obesity is usually unhealthy (in reality, some fat people are very healthy despite their excess fat), but the email she received was definitely rude. Encouraging fat people to hate themselves for being fat does way more harm than good. And that email was unnecessary in the first place; I'm pretty sure that most fat people are aware that they're fat. The last thing they want to told to an obsessive degree is that they're fat because that reminder does nothing but engender self-hatred. As someone who used to deal with constant shaming and self-hatred due to my slightly overweight physique, I can't help but take the woman's side here. ghoklebutter
It's her own fault if she's so insecure that she's bothered by an anonymous email like that.

I wouldn't be surprised if she's insecure because of all of the shaming she has to deal with. Just because it's an anonymous email doesn't mean it's not offensive.

She's shamed because she's insecure, not vice versa.

Confident people don't feel shame.

#267 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="ghoklebutter"][QUOTE="Laihendi"] It's her own fault if she's so insecure that she's bothered by an anonymous email like that.

I wouldn't be surprised if she's insecure because of all of the shaming she has to deal with. Just because it's an anonymous email doesn't mean it's not offensive.

She's shamed because she's insecure, not vice versa.

You don't know that for sure, and neither do I.
#268 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

[QUOTE="El_Zo1212o"][QUOTE="Nibroc420"] She needs to take her medical condition seriously. She currently isn't, and the man who emailed her shamed her for supporting such an unhealthy lifestyle. She's in the public eye, and she's making it seem as though nothing is wrong with being obese. She's turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic in America. The thing that annoys me the most, is she's went on air and said she didn't like being called a "bad role model", because she has girls of her own. Yet she neglects her health, and gets offended when someone points it out. If she'd only life a healthier life so she could be there for her children.mingmao3046
She hasn't got a medical condition, she's fat. She has every right to continue being fat. You say she is turning a blind eye to the fact it's become an epidemic? Don't you think populating the news rooms with pretty, skinny anchors does more to reinforce that particular brand of public blindness? I submit that her very presence on that program makes that remark invalid. And she got offended because in a civilized society, people don't make personal remarks like that to people they don't know. Go ask Alice- she'll tell you all about it.

she has the right to be fat, but as a public news anchor she should lose weight. and every news reporter in my area is normal weight. not skinny. a normal, healthy weight. the email was sent to her because she is the in the public eye. she could have ignored it

Being skinny is not a requirement or even remotely necessary as a public news anchor. No one talks about public news anchors in the context of role models. They're just regular people. Seriously, if someone wants to be fat idgaf, and I'm not going to be rude to them over it.

#269 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

[QUOTE="El_Zo1212o"]I thought she kicked his ass. But then the softy rhetoric came in- schools have always been battlegrounds. The only thing that's changed in the last hundred years is the manner of warfare being engaged in. Before, you used to call a kid fat, but you ran the risk of getting bowled over and sat on. Now, you can just send an email, or a message on Faceyspace. And the fat kid has been taught that there's no reason to hit anyone ever. (And what the hell are school children doing with faceyspace accounts anyway?? Why not just send your kid to school with a "molest me" sign taped to his back?) The problem is that there are no consequences anymore for the bullies. Does anyone remember that video where the fat kid manhandled the sh!t out of the bully? If that happened more often, there'd be less bullies.mingmao3046
she did not "kick his ass". she compared being fat to having a disability. "his words mean nothing to me", and then goes on a 4min rant...

Dude's ugly anyway.

#270 Posted by Laihendi (5828 posts) -
[QUOTE="ghoklebutter"][QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="ghoklebutter"] I wouldn't be surprised if she's insecure because of all of the shaming she has to deal with. Just because it's an anonymous email doesn't mean it's not offensive.

She's shamed because she's insecure, not vice versa.

You don't know that for sure, and neither do I.

No really, I do. If someone is confident about who/what he is and what decisions he has made, he will not feel any shame regardless of how much ridicule he is subjected to.
#271 Posted by mingmao3046 (2485 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"][QUOTE="El_Zo1212o"]I thought she kicked his ass. But then the softy rhetoric came in- schools have always been battlegrounds. The only thing that's changed in the last hundred years is the manner of warfare being engaged in. Before, you used to call a kid fat, but you ran the risk of getting bowled over and sat on. Now, you can just send an email, or a message on Faceyspace. And the fat kid has been taught that there's no reason to hit anyone ever. (And what the hell are school children doing with faceyspace accounts anyway?? Why not just send your kid to school with a "molest me" sign taped to his back?) The problem is that there are no consequences anymore for the bullies. Does anyone remember that video where the fat kid manhandled the sh!t out of the bully? If that happened more often, there'd be less bullies.TacticalDesire

she did not "kick his ass". she compared being fat to having a disability. "his words mean nothing to me", and then goes on a 4min rant...

Dude's ugly anyway.

ehh not really. he is also a physically fit lawyer. basically an alpha male.
#272 Posted by kingkong0124 (8710 posts) -

although obesity is largely your own fault, there are other factors that have to be taken into account. regardless, she did nothing to deserve that insult..

#273 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6010 posts) -
...as a public news anchor she should lose weight.mingmao3046
How do you figure?
#274 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

[QUOTE="TacticalDesire"]

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"] she did not "kick his ass". she compared being fat to having a disability. "his words mean nothing to me", and then goes on a 4min rant...mingmao3046

Dude's ugly anyway.

ehh not really. he is also a physically fit lawyer. basically an alpha male.

Poor facial structure, and he's a security guard bro. The lawyer thing has been proven incorrect. Also he apologized.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-fat-shaming-news-anchor-article-1.1175963

#275 Posted by TopTierHustler (3961 posts) -

And why is this a weight loss suggestion/fat people apologist thread now? I'm just under 6 foot and 260 pounds. I'm a fat guy and if you don't like it, you can go **** yourself.El_Zo1212o
Self control

Try it.

#276 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6010 posts) -

[QUOTE="El_Zo1212o"]And why is this a weight loss suggestion/fat people apologist thread now? I'm just under 6 foot and 260 pounds. I'm a fat guy and if you don't like it, you can go **** yourself.TopTierHustler

Self control

Try it.

Did once. Didn't think too much of it.'specially when some assh*le starts flinging insults at people he doesn't know based on their appearance.
#277 Posted by Overlord93 (12602 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"]...as a public news anchor she should lose weight.El_Zo1212o
How do you figure?

Cause you need a wide angle shot to see her co-presenter.

#278 Posted by TopTierHustler (3961 posts) -

[QUOTE="TopTierHustler"]

[QUOTE="El_Zo1212o"]And why is this a weight loss suggestion/fat people apologist thread now? I'm just under 6 foot and 260 pounds. I'm a fat guy and if you don't like it, you can go **** yourself.El_Zo1212o

Self control

Try it.

Did once. Didn't think too much of it.'specially when some assh*le starts flinging insults at people he doesn't know based on their appearance.

It's obvious there's a lack of self control to be fair.