Fat Actress brings out the Fat Hate
Shorter Alicia Villarosa at this website I’ve never heard of before:
Sure Gabourey Sidibe is a great actress, but could she please stop being FAT at me?
Really, that’s pretty much what she says. And the whole post is loaded down with the usual everyone knows fat people die b.s. She even uses the phrases “GAG!” and “SUPER Fat” (sic) to make sure everyone knows just how really really fat Gabourney Sidibe is. (And how totally NOT okay with it the writer is.)
I think my favorite bit has to be this:
As well adjusted as Sidibe purports to be, there’s got to be an emotional disconnect between the mind and body.
So, even though she SAYS she has no issues with her body, she obviously DOES. Don’t you know that we know everything about someone just by seeing how fat or too thin they are?
She follows this up with :
Finding comfort eating one’s way to morbid obesity is not healthy, nor is it self-affirming.
I THINK she’s trying to say that not only does Miss Sidibe have to be miserable about being fat that she also MUST be a comfort eater because how else would she get to be so fat?
Her ridiculous rant about Sidibe’s weight and anyone who would try to say that maybe obese people are I don’t know, people, is inexplicably followed up with something along the lines of …But we’re also pressured to be really thin too and that sux too OMG. As though by pointing out that being pressured to be super thin is also bad too, yeah, totally, it’s bad too and stuff, she can balance out the giant plate of steaming hot fat hate that was served up as the first half of the article.
It’s funny because she kindof almost sort of gets to a point about accepting yourself the way you are:
So how do we reconcile the bizarre extremes; the pressure to be painfully thin and the backlash that glorifies obesity? Is there a middle ground? Hopefully and tentatively, yes. Real women can, and do, have curves; people do come in all different shapes and sizes. So the message is to be the healthiest you. That means not hauling around a mountain of excess of weight that limits activities and invites health problems. Nor does it mean starving yourself or over-exercising to the brink of cardiovascular failure.
Accept yourself, you’re a real woman, that is unless you’re “SUPER fat”, and then exercising yourself to the brink of cardiovascular failure is probably a good idea fatty, don’t you know that being fat is going to kill you, stop it already.
Villarosa employs everyone’s favorite line of logic. She must be mentally unhealthy and have a poor diet, because she’s fat. Since we’re drawing unfounded conclusions about people based on very little information today, I’m going to assume this writer is miserable about her body and has decided that everyone should be too (omg especially if they are SUPER fat.) Sorry lady, you’re out of luck here.
Late update from TheRoot247’s twitter feed:
DISCUSS—-> “Fat people: thin people :: domestic violence victims:non-victims” — A Colleague
Anyone who writes for this website is clearly an idiot. I mean it. It’s not like there aren’t resources out there for people who want to research obesity or domestic violence victims. There are tons of articles and commentary which might provide some enlightening information. (Y’know based on research and facts instead of what someone thought up over their after lunch smoke break.) Instead they publish the uneducated ramblings of some obviously privileged morons with no exposure to social justice issues. Way to really raise the bar for online content. So I clearly flew off the handle after reading this tweet. They apparently attempted to clarify it and it wasn’t intended to be quite as bad as how it came off at first glance. I still am not impressed, but that is no reason for me to malign a group of writers.