I dislike fat jokes. It always seems like “punching down”, and I generally don’t find that funny.
I didn’t like them when I was in shape. I like them even less now that I’m fat myself.
Make fun of *stupidity* all you like, though. Like, I *know* I’m fat. When the restraint didn’t fit on a carnival ride, I got off without a fuss. Because, duh. But if I *had* thrown a fit (or not purchased two seats on a plane, etc) and acted surprised that I was fat? Um, yeah, make fun of me then.
I say that to put the following in context:
Saying “Just eat less and exercise more” to a fat person is like saying “Just wear makeup so you’re not ugly”.
I could go through how weight and body shape are more complicated than that. I could give you examples from my own life.
But fuck off. If you’re *volunteering* that “advice” to anyone, you’re just being a rude asshole.
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