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Apparently Fat People Can’t Work In TV?

October 2, 2012

Read this: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57524782/tv-anchor-responds-to-bullys-weight-critique-on-air/

Thought this:

Apparently it is this newsperson’s job to be skinny to please some cretin that wrote a letter. I’m so glad to see this and that it at least seems like management is standing behind her. Our society (and I know this is an exaggeration) is filled with people who think, just because someone is on TV, helping them in a restaurant or store that that person has to be subjected to their ignorance and vile comments. I’ve seen people just be downright rude to cashiers in a store simply for not giving them their change “fast enough.” I always thought it was weird that we judge people by such high standards yet usually fail to live up on them. I would love to know what this person does for a living and how he/she looks affects that job. Where does it end? Should someone with a big nose get plastic surgery because their nose offends someone? I’ve read this story a couple of times and I’m trying to understand how a public personality has some special responsibility to be a certain way or look a certain way, that whole line of thinking never made sense to me.

If you need a role model in your life to achieve something or to do something that is obviously better for you then you are not properly motivating yourself. You should do it (in this case lose weight) because you want to and it is better for you and not because some moron has decided you are offending society by having a job on TV. Being overweight is not a disease (in my opinion), it is an excuse to not change bad habits and sometimes (though rarely) it is a medical problem and can’t be helped. I used to use the same excuses, “oh I’m sick so it’s okay that I’m big” or “I’ll get around to losing weight when I feel better” so I know what I’m talking about here.  Once I stopped letting myself make that excuse I was able to lose a lot of weight. Again, I’m not claiming to be perfect or know everything but I do know this, being rude or bullying a bigger person will not lead to them making a change. Is being smaller better than being big? Yes, I can say that unequivocally but I can also tell you that I didn’t decide to change my habits because of what someone else thought, I did it for myself and I’m the toughest bully (to myself) that I’ve ever run across. The point is that this person is lashing out at this reporter because she should lose some weight to make that person happy and to correct some perceived slight on so-called impressionable youth. I assure you  Letter Writer person that no young person, impressionable or not, will decide to be big because some reporter on TV is big, the problem is much deeper but I don’t expect you to understand that because you are clearly perfect in every way.

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