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(The Sun)   McDonald's slammed for refusing fat applicants for adverts (with pics)   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2004-11-05 12:24:31 PM  
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2004-11-05 12:24:53 PM  
2004-11-05 12:20:49 PM Seacop
EBENATOR
To get 5000 calories on a vegan diet you have to eat 4 metric tons of carrots


One could just drink a liter of Olive Oil.
 
nfw
2004-11-05 12:25:15 PM  

What about beer commercials? Chronic beer consumption doesn't result in rock hard abs and a full head of hair and being surrounded by beautiful women


Keep drinking.
 
2004-11-05 12:25:18 PM  
warsh.
 
2004-11-05 12:25:39 PM  
Bukharin

"Are the #2 Value meals the same thing everywhere else ?

In France they are called Le Value Meale #2 "


Thank you. Now would you mind giving me a foot massage ?

 
2004-11-05 12:26:05 PM  
...there's also a useless fat guy wandering around the island on Lost.

I think he's just the token fat guy. No purpose at so far.
 
2004-11-05 12:26:25 PM  
God, well, at least the tagline didn't say "McDonald's slammed for refusing fat applicants for adverts (pics)"

.
 
2004-11-05 12:26:26 PM  
Bukharin
One could just drink a liter of Olive Oil.

that sounds like a bet....your on....
 
2004-11-05 12:27:14 PM  
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"Are you going to eat that turducken?"
 
2004-11-05 12:27:15 PM  
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"You gonna eat that?"
 
2004-11-05 12:27:48 PM  
I can hear that fat kid wheezing from here.
 
2004-11-05 12:28:17 PM  
BUKHARIN,

Well sure if you want to do it the EASY way...man no one's willing to put forth a little effort anymore are they?
 
2004-11-05 12:28:26 PM  
The real shocker in "Supersize Me" was NOT weight gain. It was the overall effect on his liver and other body functions. The weight gain was significant, but his blood chemistry became alarming and he was flirting with liver failure. That is damn scary. That and the extra segment showing the McFries that never go bad. What the hell is in those things.

That picture of the fat kid...I have never understood the roll at his wrist. Fat arms don't do that.
 
2004-11-05 12:28:42 PM  
FYI the fat kid is actually a 4 year old Russian wrestler:

http://www.inertramblings.com/Gallery/WTLW-Khotokhov

British media like to throw that picture around whenever McDonalds is being slammed. I agree :)
 
2004-11-05 12:28:55 PM  
The picture of the fat kid is crying out for a Photoshop/Caption contest.

 
2004-11-05 12:29:07 PM  
Chronic beer consumption doesn't result in rock hard abs and a full head of hair and being surrounded by beautiful women

Ive never had Chronic beer.
Although, I'm interested in the concept.
Hops are genetically related to cannibus.
 
2004-11-05 12:29:15 PM  
"Are the #2 Value meals the same thing everywhere else?"

they're called Meale de Valeur, Numero Deux.
 
2004-11-05 12:29:41 PM  
KarmicHoax:

Regardless of whether its a choice or not, Calories IN>Calories USED = Weight gain (fat or muscle, depending on lifestyle) Granted, certain factors can influence desire to eat and/or ability to use calories,(medications, events in life, disease, pretty much everything you mentioned) but the bottom line: No one is feeding them against their will. (well, maybe the fat kid has shiatty parents)

I will repeat: NO ONE IS MAKING THEM EAT AGAINST THEIR WILL.
 
2004-11-05 12:30:51 PM  
I really don't see why McDonalds should be obligated to use fat people in their ad campaigns. It's like saying shampoo commercials have to have bald people in them.
 
2004-11-05 12:30:54 PM  
Hell, if you ate 5000 calories on a vegan diet...guess what, you'd be fat too

True, but you'd burn off all the calories simultaneously, since you'd be eating for 21 hours a day!

/too lazy to try vegatarianism again
 
2004-11-05 12:31:23 PM  
Just to be clear, the picture of that kid doesn't count as b00bies, right?

Right?
 
2004-11-05 12:31:35 PM  
I'm all for personal responsibility and rugged individualism. People should get out and exercise and eat good food and be active, be in the sun, travel...

That does NOT mean that ALL fat people are lazy, stupid jokes that do nothing but sit on couches all day eating ho-ho's and deserve nothing but ridicule.

Anyone who says that fat people choose to be fat I certainly hope they target anorexics with the same kind of spite and hate and ignorance... but no, at least they're skinny right? So they get some hypocritical sympathy because it's a "condition" and not a choice at all.

C'mon. Give me a break.
 
2004-11-05 12:31:39 PM  
"Chronic beer consumption doesn't result in rock hard abs and a full head of hair and being surrounded by beautiful women"

WHAT???

FARK FARK FARK FARK FARK FARK FARK FARK

7 YEARS...WASTED
 
2004-11-05 12:32:29 PM  
You mean I can eat a vegan diet of Avocados for 21 hours a day and just barely hit 5000 calories?

Break out the guacamole and nachos!
 
2004-11-05 12:32:43 PM  
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I'm posting this picture just to spite the Sun and their "do not post this picture" pop-up.
 
2004-11-05 12:32:44 PM  
Seacop:

7 years of college down the drain?
 
2004-11-05 12:32:46 PM  
Chronic beer consumption doesn't result in rock hard abs and a full head of hair and being surrounded by beautiful women

Sure it does. At least until you sober up.
 
2004-11-05 12:32:51 PM  
Good point about the commercials! I absolutely hate how it's cool to show men being idiots while smug-looking women roll their eyes at typical Male idiot behavior. If that sort of thing were reversed, you'd have women screaming bloody-farking-murder while simultaneously giving birth to lawyers (lawsuits-in-hand, like some evil, litigious version of Athena).
 
2004-11-05 12:32:57 PM  
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"I warsh myself with a rag on a stick." (polite applause)
 
2004-11-05 12:33:00 PM  
Don't worry about the bigger people going unemployed. They can always be used as the "BEFORE" in the weight loss ads. One industry feeds off another.
 
2004-11-05 12:33:18 PM  
rogue_L_chick, I umm borrowed the DVD from the internets, and I can say it is worth watching. Yeah he points out what any person with half a brain would know, but it was more about the larger problem in this country, and growing around the world too. You have to make a choice between moderation and good health or making a company(s) very rich who's best interest is not your fitness/looking like a fat tub of shiat and the health problems that go with it; which in the end affects us all. The school lunch part of the film was good to.
Personally I avoid Mc. D's, and not due to this film the quality has gone down hill for quite some time. I used to like to get some fries and maybe a double stack now and then.
 
2004-11-05 12:33:29 PM  
"Chronic beer consumption doesn't result in rock hard abs and a full head of hair and being surrounded by beautiful women"

Sounds like someone isn't drinking enough.
 
2004-11-05 12:34:12 PM  
2004-11-05 12:30:51 PM fatal_exception
I really don't see why McDonalds should be obligated to use fat people in their ad campaigns. It's like saying shampoo commercials have to have bald people in them.


Few bald people use shampoo.
Many overweight eat McD.

I'm not saying that McD should have to use the people in the ads,
just saying that that particular analogy is slightly flawed.
 
2004-11-05 12:34:21 PM  
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Pass the fries biatch.
 
2004-11-05 12:34:25 PM  
I used to have lunch everyday at a fast food restaurant and I am not close to being the slighest bit overweight. Fast food does not make you fat. Consuming more calories than you burn makes you fat.
 
2004-11-05 12:34:35 PM  
jimmyego

Great find! And it validates my earlier comment even!

Poor kid, I wonder if he know we are ripping him a new one on Fark. I kind of feel sorry for the guy now.
 
2004-11-05 12:34:37 PM  
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victory or death!
 
2004-11-05 12:34:46 PM  
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/This kids future.
 
2004-11-05 12:35:12 PM  
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2004-11-05 12:35:31 PM  
(However, most commercials showing Black men show them as buff, ripped and muscular.)

Funny, I've seen three seperate McDonalds commercials where a black teen kicks/smacks a cheeseburger out of someone's mouth while the person is trying to eat it. That's whay I don't eat with black teens anymore.


dragonskiz

Funiest thing I've ever seen!

/what would McGuyver do?
//lure kids into an SUV with an empty MC Donalds bag aparently
 
2004-11-05 12:35:32 PM  
Number 23......Yeah, college....that's what I meant, not umm 7 years of umm chronic.....drinking.....everynight. at the bar. alone.
 
2004-11-05 12:35:37 PM  
God... I'm horrified by the visual imagery I conjured up...
 
2004-11-05 12:35:49 PM  
And as much as people don't want to believe it, genes also play a part.

Food plays a bigger part.

We've got the same genes as the rest of the world, yet we're the fattest. The rest of the world deals with all the problems you pointed out, yet we're the fattest.

Simply, a person cannot get fat without overeating. Yes, there are reasons some people are more prone to it, but NOTHING causes obesity except food. Nothing. I don't care if you've got the worst genes on the planet, if you don't eat enough you will not gain weight.
 
2004-11-05 12:35:52 PM  
I don't know why, but when I look at that fat kid pic, i think "do my balls, ma!"

name the quote?
 
2004-11-05 12:36:22 PM  
Happy Meals should come with a multi-vitamin or something. The kids are still gonna get fat, but they won't be so malnutritioned. or meth, meth will just rip the fat off you. awake for days not eating.
 
2004-11-05 12:36:31 PM  
Oops, that was a reponse to KarmicHoax.
 
2004-11-05 12:36:46 PM  
NarrMaster

Not once did you mention metabolism. Rate of caloric burn. Metabolism is something you're born with, and it can't be changed. Well, maybe something medically can be done.

But shouting that no is forcing them to eat against their will is like saying, NO ONE IS FORCING A HOMOSEXUAL TO BUGGER ANOTHER GUY AGAINST HIS WILL....

So I wonder if people who believe that being gay is something you're born with believe that a predisposition and an unbalanced metabolism is something you are also born with.

How many people who say that fat people are just lazy actually have read anything about the brain and how it works?

Point here is, you all better start being a little nicer and compassionate to the fatties of the world 'cause eventually they'll get fed up with the hatred and revolt by sitting on all of you.
 
2004-11-05 12:36:50 PM  
As a fat American, I'm having trouble reading this article and subsequent thread through the narrow, fat engulfed slits that were once my eyes.

But the fact that it mentioned McDonald's, which (along with the British Burger King) is the only food that I eat, means that I had to post something.

But even typing is hard; so grease covered are my stubby, fat, pondrously malformed hands.
 
2004-11-05 12:37:04 PM  
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Which way to the drive-thru?

/inspired by alizeran
 
2004-11-05 12:37:20 PM  
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He seems to be getting some exercise.
 
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