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Just What We’ve Come to Expect

August 18, 2009

Having struggled with my weight for almost my entire life, I understand how painful it can be when someone just assumes the following about you because you are overweight:

  • You are lazy
  • You are stupid
  • You are ugly
  • You have no self-control
  • You smell
  • You are worthless
  • You deserve no consideration or respect
  • You are not a human being

I’ve been the recipient of all of those misconceptions (well, maybe not the “smell” one), and it disgusts me when people make a snap judgment on someone just because they are not “skinny”.  So, when something like PETA’s latest “campaign” comes along, it just makes me want to SCREAM:

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PETA's latest billboard campaign for vegetarianism

So, “whales”, huh?  Very nice.   A campaign against meat-eaters AND overweight people.  On behalf of myself and everyone else larger than the socially acceptable size 2:  PETA – you can go f*** yourselves.  You just continually reinforce the fact that you’re a bunch of media-whore morons.

ps – if the “whales” are so disgusting, why would you want to save them?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2009 8:24 pm

    I find the best way to think about PETA is that they’re a cult, and care for nothing but their single-minded fanaticism. So I doubt that the reaction of overweight people to that ad never even occurred to them. They just don’t care.

    In the dark recesses of my mind, I suspect PETA hate the Heavy with extra vigor – after all, how would one get to be plus-sized without eating *GASP* meat?? Your very size is evidence of your meaty, meaty sins….

  2. August 18, 2009 9:45 pm

    That is vile. And I agree with every word that Chris said. Well put sir.

    Don’t forget that this is from the same people who thought it was appropriate to give little kids “Unhappy Meals” (a disgusting imitation of the packaging which displays the horrors of animal cruelty) in order to dissuade them from eating their…gasp!….meat.

    Disgusting.

  3. August 19, 2009 12:25 pm

    PETA has long made it clear that they value animals above people, common sense, and human decency — this is just the latest example. They survive and thrive, however, on the free publicity they receive from controversies about their misanthropic advertising campaigns, so the most damaging thing we can do is never speak of them again.

  4. Claire Lynch permalink
    August 21, 2009 7:13 pm

    I have always found that PETA’s self righteousness to be a major factor in my distrust of their tactics. Consider who PETA chooses to glorify: Pamela “I Never Met Silicone I didn’t like” Anderson, Alicia “Clueless” Silverstone, and the major whack job of all times Heather Mills. So, take it with a grain of salt and tell PETA to go bug off.

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