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Originally posted by Miri08
Would anyone disagree that being obese is a medical condition? Yet some of you are saying it's okay to call people out on this medical condition.
Alright then. To be perfectly fair, everyone that has medical conditions that can't be seen should have to wear a shirt everyday that has their medical conditions printed on it so that we can comment on all of those as well. Right down to your erectile dysfunction and your chronic verbal diarrhea.
Thank you to all of the people in this thread that show some basic human decency, without all of you this world would not be worth living in.
I sincerely hope that anyone who has read this thread and who is overweight or obese has not focused on the individuals here who seem unable to show compassion, understanding and decency. Please focus on living your lives to the best of your abilities at the current time and please remember that there are people in this world who recognize you as more than your weight, as people deserving of respect.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
reply to post by JPhish
Actually, sometimes they really can't. Many people have medical problems that cause the weight, not to mention the chemicals they put in the food.
What you just did was a huge generalization of people based on how they look. And it just shows your bigotry and proves what i said, ironically.
Originally posted by yuppa
Originally posted by JPhish
Originally posted by Fineousstitch
i see it like this... if she was sitting there every morning smoking cigarettes there would be an uproar
Being obese is just as, if not MORE unhealthy than smoking cigarettes.
The person who wrote the letter is right.
The news anchor is wrong.
It's that simple.
Especially when she equated being obese to having a particular skin color ...
You CHOOSE to be obese; you can't choose your race.edit on 10/3/2012 by JPhish because: I wanted to point out another way this news anchor is being stupid ...
Now sometimes there is a actual medical problem and they do not choose to be obese. And Another thing Why do we use BMI? I have seen weight lifters have high BMI's and be called obese with nothing but 1 percent or less body fat. Its nothing but a way for weight watchers and other companies to make money. Peoples hatered of someone who looks different is really annoying.
As Someone who has been bullied in the past it really urks me to see these people who are supposedly denying ignorance by posting some of the most ignorant postings short of 4 chan or youtube i have seen in the past week. I was picked on for wearing glasses and my legs not being so good causing me to walk differently than everyone else. I did not choose to have bad eyes. I did not choose to have bad legs. SO before you go saying someone has a choice in every circumstance re think it and dont say a thing at all.