Humans are such pussies in modern times. Since the advent of ‘Politically Correct’ culture and the endless feministic campaigns against any little thing that society does that doesn’t agree with the agenda of “tolerance” and “fairness,” we have become to be offended by just about anything. Don’t even think about breathing in a way that others don’t, because that is offensive.
Case in point:
Charles Barkley the other day at the TNT studio —who is a huge spokesperson for Weight Watchers— managed to offend not one, but two ‘fat acceptance’ groups: the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and NAAFA (National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance). Two groups I’m sure no one has ever heard of, and would even imagine being in existence. Seriously, Fat acceptance?
The spokesperson for NAAFA regarded the rather funny and truthful comments that Barkley made about the majority of San Antonio women being on the heavier side of life akin to being racial slurs.
“Making slurs about body size is just as offensive as making comments about body color”—Peggy Howell
What these attention whoring groups don’t seem to understand is that obesity and being fat are not the same as being of a certain body color or race. If you are born a certain skin color or into a certain ethnic group that is not your choice, period. You do however have the control over what you eat and how you maintain your own body weight. Fatness is a choice, and if this offends you then you should just stop reading and waste your internet clicks somewhere else because I am not done.
Nobody forces anyone to eat that next Churro, you allow it. Just like how no one forced you to watch and listen to TNT Sports. If you don’t like it, turn it off. Its America, you have the freedom to do that. Just turn the god damn thing off. That’s the power you have as a consumer. If you don’t like something, cast your vote by not engaging with it.
What Charles said was truthful, and as always the truth today offends people because it hits them over the head so hard it knocks them out of the wonderland that is the PC ‘feel good’ media. The TNT basketball show is quite funny and is actually probably more entertaining than watching the game. It’s a bunch of guys sitting around doing what men do; shooting the shit and joking around about anything and everything, not just sports. It’s one of the last bastions of male spaces out there that is now being threatened by a bunch of fat women trying to do what they always do: take the fun out of male spaces. Any excuse being the center of attention.
Fat acceptance is a joke and a half a tray of bear claws. If you are fat that’s fine, you don’t have to feel bad about yourself as a person because being fat is a body issue. What you should not accept is the burden you are placing on yourself and the rest of society: your family, spouse, kids, hospitals and the healthcare system in general.
The West as a whole could stand to lose some weight. Be thankful we aren’t back in time and at war with the Germans; because storming the beaches of Normandy with today’s fat populous would be the worst disaster the world would see in terms of wartime strategy. All the Germans would have to do is set up lines and lines of troop trucks (gassed up and ready for the prison camps) because by the time everyone would make it to the shore-line bunkers they would all collapse of exhaustion; not a shot would be fired.
All kidding aside the point is, this whole stunt by these organizations is a joke. At least that’s what it seems like, it has to be. No man should have to apologize for being funny and speaking his mind. Most things that are funny tend to be, what one would deem, “offensive” or borderline. Pretty soon, with the way things are going, we won’t know what funny is anymore.
A word of advice for the people at NAAFA and OAC would be to stop making yourself victims. Nobody has to accept anything, especially ones weight. Stop making people feel guilty about their opinions and jokes. Have you ever been to San Antonio? It’s true, there are some big old ladies down there who look like they accidentally got locked inside a Doritos factory overnight, and escaped the next morning. Why is the truth offensive? Is it because it makes one realize the truth about themselves and their unhealthy habits? The truth is being fat and overweight is unhealthy. That’s something any self respecting person should not accept.
The world is not a fair place, it never was and it never will be. If the world was fair there would be no change. Where in nature do you see fairness? You are in charge of your emotions, perceptions and habits. Instead of wasting your time picking fights over someone’s side comments on a basketball show you should spend that energy on accepting that you are the problem. And that’s something that only you can fix, not Sir Charles.