Earlier this week, we posted an article titled 10 Overweight Celebrities We Don’t Want to Look Like, followed up by 5 Celebrities Who Died Too Young and Overweight (And yes, a Few Also Used Drugs), which sparked one of the biggest debates we’ve seen on Blisstree. Issues of weight, health, and looks strike a deep nerve, evoking virile responses from our readers. But the comments we find most interesting are those calling bullshit on the link between weight and health:
You do realize that everybody has to die at some point, right? I could probably give you 5 overweight people that lived past the age of 60 or even 70. Weight has nothing to do with it. Correlation does not equal causation.
Just because you are skinny does not mean healthy. Halle Berry is skinny but has Type Two Diabetes. Jennifer Aniston chained smoked cigarettes for years to stay skinny. Yeah, she quit but damage has been done to her lungs and body.
Fat people are not INHERENTLY unhealthy. Thin people are not INHERENTLY healthy!
Some of us are fat. (yes, even with exercise and eating right)
Nobody dies simply by being overweight.
[Don't use] the most tired statistics on the web based on weight charts that most nutritionists and doctors agree are not standard and based on old data. A weight issue is only an issue if a person sees it as one.
There are several arguments within the comments section, but we want to know: Do you believe that it’s possible to be healthy at any weight? Take our poll, below: More