The internet is sometimes just the worst sometimes. For instance, it’s apparently “Fat Shaming Week,” which is some sort of nightmarish weeklong holiday for hateful jagweeds to take their fatphobia up a notch. Searching through the hashtag on twitter is disheartening. The deliberate jerkishness of #fatshamingweek’s sincere participants is stunning. I’d be amused by how pathetic and ignorant these people are for organizing this if they weren’t so scary. I’m not a fat person, so I cannot truly understand the extent of harm this sort of hatred does, but there are fat people I know and love who deserve better than this bullshit.
Here are 10 awful tweets from #fatshamingweek:
Hating fat people is shallow because thinness does not equal self respect.
Other people aren’t on this Earth to please you aesthetically. Don’t go to chain restaurants if they bother you so much? I checked out this sad lady’s twitter and she has a lot of angry fat shaming tweets like that one above and “Maybe if you loved Jesus you wouldn’t be such a fat disgusting pitiful diabetic loser. Rip out that rocky road IV & get moving” among others. She sounds Christlike.
Who doesn’t want a snowboard instructor/dentist boyfriend? Every woman’s dream.
Being thin won’t compensate for being a total jerk who doesn’t value education or intelligence.
If having big boobs isn’t the criteria for “having a huge rack” I do not know what having a huge rack is.
Ethan C thinks he’s using fancy language, but it’s just nonsense.
I’d much rather have an ugly, wimpy man who doesn’t hate people based on size than a hottie who hates fat people.
Rapey and hateful.
Those are just 10 awful tweets–there are more. Why are these people taking time to tweet out their hatred? If you’re a dick and you hate fat people or thin people or anyone based on their size, can’t you at least have the decency to be embarrassed silently about your ignorance?
If you want to check out the hashtag, you’ll see some vile hostility, but you’ll also see some people subverting the twisting the hashtag. The losers that starting fat shaming week just want attention and I’m glad they’re getting it because most of it seems to be negative. If only they didn’t seem to get off on being bad people.
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