Sunday, November 4, 2007

News Reports Bias Against Fat



This is one of my many pet peeves. When the news programs on TV or even the newspaper does a story on obesity they always go out with their camera's and shoot peoples midsections or rear section, depending on which area is the fattest. They never take a head shot. Probably because they would get their pants sued off if the person could identify himself. So they go strolling down the street until they find a big butt then focus on that area and click away. Of course they wait until they can find two or three together because that gets the point of their story across even more. I have considered a way from this ever happening to me. So I can be identified and able to sue them; I am going to make a sign with my full name on it and glue it on my rear section so I can walk down a street with complete ease and confidence knowing my rear end will not make the evening news.

Yeah, I know. You're thinking the sign should say "Wide Load"

2 comments:

Cora said...

You might stay off the evening news or you might be labeled as the crazy lady with her name printed on her her butt, or maybe you would just be in fashion have you seen the sweat pants that have sexy or cutie or other inappropriate saying on the butts. Mine would say phat :0)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I was just thinking this the other day, as I was watching a news story regarding obesity. That is SO annoying how they always go out and shoot overweight folks walking down the street, even eating, but not showing the top part of the face...something else! I think I should get me a sticker for my rear end as well! Haaaaaaaaa!