If by true you mean popular
Feministing had a post today of a video about abortion from TrueTube. It was very interesting and progressive. So I was excited when I found a category called “Obesity is not so bad.”
The videos in this segment range from semi-helpful videos, one with a nutritionist about easy to grab meals, a segment on getting girls to excersize, to a video called “FAT KIDS- WHO’S TO BLAME?” (Sanity watchers warning.) If you have some extra SW points you could move to the second page of videos and learn about how to actually tell if you are obese, and hear about people who just love losing weight so much.
So yeah, way to really push the envelope there TrueTube. Several of the videos feature “people on the street” interviews talking about how fat people are ugly and unattractive.
I was so excited, I saw the video entitled “Obesity = Fad?” The title of the video was even “Obesity is just a fad.” Ooo, thought I, perhaps they have at least one video that presents a different point of view. Silly Shinobi, the beginning of the video:
“There are lots of factors that contributes to obesity, but at the end of the day if you consume more calories than your body is able to use up, you will put on weight.”
“Clearly there are a small percentage of people who do have perhaps thyroid problems or hormonal problems, or other reasons, genetic reasons why they may be predisposed to obesity. I would say less than six people that I see have a genuine medical condition that’s causing it.”
She goes on to repeat everyone favorite talking points about how people don’t know when to stop eating, they aren’t active enough and they don’t know how to cook or eat together. She does acknowledge that there are some health professionals don’t agree with her that obesity causes huge problems. But of course, they are wrong. Thanks TrueTube for getting THOSE guys on your site to combat myths about obesity. (Quick everyone drink every time you see a headless fatty in that video. Good and drunk now? Lets move on. )
I’ve stopped watching now though. I can’t imagine that any one of these videos are going to continue to do anything but repeat the dominant media narrative on obesity, and assert its “Truth.” I’m so dissappointed.
TrueTube, you are False. (At least where Obesity is concerned.)