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(Orlando Sentinel)   Disney World immediately closes new Epcot attraction after realizing it mocks most of the visitors   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 91
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2012-03-01 08:09:41 AM
17 votes:
This article reads like satire. And the fact that the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is actually a real organization is satire bordering on tragedy.
2012-03-01 10:06:42 AM
16 votes:
I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!
2012-03-01 09:22:35 AM
11 votes:
OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.
2012-03-01 08:18:53 AM
9 votes:
Let me get this straight.

If you don't eat right, and don't exercise you'll get fat. But making a display that shows people not eating right and not exercising as fat is a stigma?

That's like saying it's discrimination to show a smoker getting cancer. "Here's to Disney's reinforcing society's most hateful negative smoking stereotyping."

If you don't like the stigma of being an obese cow, don't be an obese cow! Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?
2012-03-01 09:39:06 AM
6 votes:
I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat
2012-03-01 09:39:59 AM
5 votes:
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

I accept your fat, and reserve the right to point out it's terribly unhealthy.
2012-03-01 10:46:58 AM
4 votes:

Digitalstrange: You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions.


How, then, does one explain the sudden explosion in obesity which began in the mid-1990s? I suppose it's not impossible that some sort of ecological disaster around that time caused the genes of thousands of people to mutate in the exact ways that would cause this sorts of thing, but it doesn't seem likely. Far more probably is that genetic causes have nothing to do with the predicament we find ourselves in today, and that it can only account for a number of people roughly corresponding to pre-epidemic obesity rates: in other words, a small minority of modern cases.
2012-03-01 10:35:46 AM
4 votes:
I have a 21 year old son with Prader Willi Syndrome. He weighs in at 131 pounds, through diet and exercise. If he can do it - stay trim and healthy, even though his genes tell him to be morbidly obese, ANYONE can be trim and happy.

/Often times, fat is a choice.
2012-03-01 11:00:10 AM
3 votes:

ObscureNameHere: Digitalstrange: ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat


You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese.

Yeah....fat people like to say that a lot.

For every 1% that have a true, medical condition for it, there are the 99% that shove pizza, ice cream and ho-hos down their offsprings' gullets as they huff and puff their way from the kitchen to the X-Box room. Unfortunately, the 99% try all claim that they are somehow part of the medically induced 1%.

"I try and try to lose weight! I drink Diet Pepsi with my re-fried Chicken & Cheeze combo!"



I'll buy that metabolism or genetics can cause people to be overweight to a degree. But there's a level of obesity where simple laws of thermodynamics have to take over. Matter in your body just doesn't appear. It has to come from somewhere. And that somewhere is your pie hole.
2012-03-01 09:58:14 AM
3 votes:
Jesus. I am a fattie... Land whale I am sure you would all say... But I still support anything that will help kids realize that this way of life sucks. I go up and down in size, struggling to lose weight. I know ultimately it is all on me to fix it. Just giving up and demanding acceptance seems insane to me. There is no need to be cruel to fat people, but just saying it is aok is just wrong.
2012-03-01 09:50:44 AM
3 votes:
I'm still struggling with the existence of a "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance" - are we really so polarized that even the terminally chubby need their own organization? And why are we "accepting" fat anyway?? Hasn't medical science shown conclusively enough that fat is generally bad?
I guess they had a fat blockage to the brain and couldn't think of that.

/have children
//none are as chubby as me, thank goodness
///and i take responsibility for my own fat--i don't need your organization to do it for me.
2012-03-01 09:46:38 AM
3 votes:

untaken_name: FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.

The guy who said it is a bariatric surgeon. Fat people are his lively-hood. Let's not go around trying to stop fat people from being fat through natural means!
2012-03-01 09:42:51 AM
3 votes:
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?
2012-03-01 09:39:49 AM
3 votes:
"Housed inside Innoventions, the park's futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes features animated fitness buffs Will Power and Callie Stenics, who take groups of up to 12 guests through interactive rooms, where they fight bad habits such as too much television and junk food."

Maybe they closed it for being an incredibly stupid idea. Seriously, does that sound like fun to anyone?
2012-03-01 01:29:47 PM
2 votes:

Diogenes: OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.



Ugh, the insulin shot remark really irks me. The kids giving themselves shots are the ones with Type 1 Diabetes, not the fatty-induced type 2 that results from diet.

My healthy-weight daughter is type 1 and has to do daily shots, it has nothing to do with weight or diet, it's autoimmune. Kids like her have enough to deal with, without people being led to believe they, or their parents, caused the disease.

The other type 1 kid at her school is skinny as a rail, and does the daily injections too. They really should have named the fatty version of the disease something completely different instead of just branding it as "Type 2." For those who have type 1, its frustrating having to deal with people who think it was caused by too much soda or eating at McDonald's, and my daughter doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the lazy, unhealthy people who typically end up with type 2.


Anyways, the fatties on scooters irk the hell out of me at Disney as well. On trip boards, its common to hear about people being injured or having very close calls due to fatties using the scooters as motorized ramming-rods. They act like the crowds should magically part for them to get through, and the drivers seem to be the most self-centered jerks around. Personally, I've had to push my kids out of the path of motorized psychopaths three times in our two trips down there.
2012-03-01 12:09:13 PM
2 votes:
Obesity SHOULD be stigmatized. Its not going to farking go away if we accept it.

Everyone is not farking special and awesome. Some people just suck and if you dont tell them they cant improve.
GBB
2012-03-01 10:57:41 AM
2 votes:
CSB:
My ex wife worked at Epcot and had her foot ran over by a heavy-heavy on a electric whatever-they-call-them. Strangely, she sprained her other ankle because she stepped back out-of-balance. Worker's comp, physical therepy, etc. Comes back to work on light duty and managers managed to violate her Dr's order to not stand for more than 10min/hr. Several call-outs later for additional Dr visits and pain, they force her to quit or be fired. Worker's comp/ personal injury lawyer helped settle the matter. Would you believe that Disney would turn down allowing a cast member to return to work in lieu of a cash settlement??

Anyway, fatties get no sympathy from me.
2012-03-01 10:50:50 AM
2 votes:

MadHatter500: Just spent a week in the Orlando Disney parks - first time back in 10 years.

What struck me at the parks was how many more fat lazy bastards there were. Wasn't a single minute execpt on the monorail were I couldn't see a morbidly obese person on a hoveround "personal transport".


You're totally right. I live around here so I have nieces and nephews (thankfully no kids of my own) who come down who I take to Disney and Universal and I still go myself with friends on Halloween especially when Universal does the horror night thing but I've definitely noticed an increase in fat bastards in hover rounds and just the average weight in general has increased ten-fold.

I've noticed that they've even closed some rides and re-tooled them to accommodate their plus-sized guests. Another relatively new thing they have are sample seats at the start of every line so you can sit in it to see if you'll be able to fit on the ride before you get in line. I'm actually somewhat underweight and I almost fell out of a ride because it had a restraint that was just one bar that went across the entire row and there were fatasses around me. But that was a long time ago, they don't have that anymore.

And again, it's not just Americans. So don't just blame us.
2012-03-01 10:40:55 AM
2 votes:

Digitalstrange: You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese. She and this poor kid spend most of their time obsessing over this kids diet trying to fix the problem. I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat.


There is one cause for obesity: eating more calories than you burn off.

What you "know" about the kid's eating is clearly wrong. He is clearly over-eating.
2012-03-01 10:28:22 AM
2 votes:

RalphW: So it's the government's fault that people don't have personal responsibility?


This is one of the best things I've read all week.

/I blame the government for that
2012-03-01 10:20:50 AM
2 votes:

ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat



You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese. She and this poor kid spend most of their time obsessing over this kids diet trying to fix the problem. I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat. She isn't doing this child wrong. Well other than she is a large person and married a large guy.

Despite your smugness I doubt your kids lack of obesity has anything to do with you. My own kid looks practically anorexic and I let her eat pretty much anything she wants.

Be glad for yourself but looking down on others just makes you a douche
2012-03-01 10:17:15 AM
2 votes:

MasterYong: /terrified to see what a lob looks like.

What a lob dog might look like.

i0.kym-cdn.com
2012-03-01 09:57:07 AM
2 votes:
For the love of Christ.

I've been to EPCOT. Disney in general has some of the most grotesque, morbidly obese specimens I've seen in my life. And they're not all American. In fact when I do hear them speak to order another $20 waffle cone, they're mostly European. Shame on EPCOT for caving into those fat farks.
2012-03-01 09:50:52 AM
2 votes:

liam76: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?


I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.
2012-03-01 09:46:12 AM
2 votes:
Mocking fat children is not ok. But mocking fat adults? Now that's something I can get behind!
2012-03-01 09:42:03 AM
2 votes:
FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.
2012-03-01 09:40:08 AM
2 votes:
Intravenous Dole Whip STAT!

www.examiner.com
2012-03-01 09:09:02 AM
2 votes:
Seriously, it's probably the best thing they could possibly do. Show these kids that being a fat fark WILL get you stigmatized. Show them that they shouldn't hit the Disney grand resorts buffet three times a day and have ice cream between visits or you'll be the object of scorn and ridicule.

I have three kids and we don't talk about not being fat but DO talk about how important the food and drink choices they make are. I say we start a Fark theme park where fat kids and sharp knees are called out for what they are - a BLIGHT!
2012-03-01 02:53:00 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.


Type 1 hereditary diabetic here, and I grew up giving myself insulin shots. I usually had this plastic injector thingie, but sometimes I'd forget it when I went to a restaurant, and have to go to the bathroom stall and shoot up insulin there. I always felt really weird doing it.

/csb
2012-03-01 02:33:29 PM
1 votes:
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo,
I've got a perfect puzzle for you.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-dee,
If you are wise you'll listen to me.
What do you get when you guzzle down sweets?
Eating as much as an elephant eats.
What are you at getting terribly fat?
What do you think will come of that?
I don't like the look of it

Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Given good manners you will go far.
You will live in happiness too,
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.
Do-ba-dee-doo!
2012-03-01 02:23:55 PM
1 votes:

redstarr01: You go vacation places like Epcot and Disney for fun and fantasy, pure entertainment and wonder. It's no place for learning important life lessons


God forbid you actually learn things at a theme park. EPCOT also has attractions that teach kids about our advances in space travel, the histories of cultures from around the world, how cars and spaceships are made, the underwater world and sea life, where our food comes from and in that big ball, the history of the world. But fark all that noise, your snowflake might be suggested to that they eat a carrot.

Take them to the Magic Kingdom then.
2012-03-01 02:21:13 PM
1 votes:

Ivnabru:

I understand she's your kid so you have to stick up for her.

But, maybe if you kept her away from all the Soda and Twinkies she wouldn't have developed Type 1 Diabetes.

If your kid gets Type 1 Diabetes that young it's just bad parenting IMO.


You are confusing Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 is largely caused by the bad diet, Type 1 is when they have an autoimmune reaction and their bodies kill off the cells that create insulin. With type 2, they become resistant to insulin due largely to the twinkies and soda. With Type 1, they have no insulin so their diet has no real effect on the diabetes.

A Type 1 could be on a healthy, sugar free diet their entire life and still die due to insulin issues because their bodies can't create it at all. A Type 2 can control their disease by changing habits because they still produce insulin, a Type 1 just doesn't have the insulin to begin with. With Type 1, there is nothing you can do diet-wise to prevent it. It's the immune system going nuts that causes it, not eating a diet of twinkies and coke and sitting around all day.

Skinny, healthy kids don't typically get type 2, but they can get type 1. We are a soda-free, pretty healthy diet family, so the type 1 was a huge shock to us until they explained the differences and that it wasn't caused by her diet or exercise levels.

They are completely separate diseases, and unfortunately most people don't know the difference. Type 1 kids like my daughter end up getting lumped in with the fatties that develop type 2 because they decided to call insulin resistance type 2 diabetes instead of something original. It's frustrating because people like yourself really don't know there is a huge difference in the two diseases and her's is not caused by neglect, bad diet or being a lazy fark.

The type 1 kids are the ones doing the injections for the rest of their lives. The type 2 fatties are the ones that end up taking pills or cutting out the coke and candy and end up pretty much cured.

The type 1 kids shouldn't get roasted because unhealthy fatties end up with a disease that shares part of the name of their condition.
2012-03-01 02:19:08 PM
1 votes:

redstarr01: You go vacation places like Epcot and Disney for fun and fantasy, pure entertainment and wonder. It's no place for learning important life lessons.

.

You just made Walt Disney's corpse roll over. You do know what that was supposed to be, right?
2012-03-01 02:05:19 PM
1 votes:
That it's at Epcot really sucks. You go vacation places like Epcot and Disney for fun and fantasy, pure entertainment and wonder. It's no place for learning important life lessons. If the healthy habit encouraging exhibit was a traveling exhibit that went to schools and such, that would be fine. That's where you send your kids to learn stuff that will help them have better lives. But when you're on a family vacation, you don't want or need anything possibly negative. You aren't paying for a reminder of real issues. Vacation is for exceptions from the real world. You don't go to school. You don't do chores. You don't have to eat your vegetables. It's for rides and games and candy and escaping from all the harsh realities of real life that you can.

It shows how out of touch with a lot of families execs at places like Blue Cross and Disney are. They forget how hard ordinary people work to take their families there. It's not just something to do on the weekend like a trip to the movies or the city park. It's a great big thing they save up for all year or longer or max out the credit cards for and they use the only vacation days they're going to have all year to make the trip. It's the huge thing the kids are worked up for months about and talk about for years afterwards. For lots of families, it's the one and only big fantastic family vacation of the kids' childhoods. Real ordinary families don't want anyone pushing any life improvement ideas on the kids. Just the fun they paid for. If Blue Cross ponied up enough money that they could make Epcot tickets free if you went through the health exhibit first, that'd be okay. But it's not adding value to the tickets parents are paying for the way it is now.
2012-03-01 01:49:42 PM
1 votes:
Am I the only person who doesn't think the complaint was so unreasonable?

FTFA

As Disney and the insurance company respond, Howell would like to see them include people of all body sizes demonstrating bad habits. "We all have them," she said. She suggests perhaps a medium-size teen at a computer terminal for not enough exercise, or a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

Reading the article, it did seem a bit insensitive and possibly counterproductive that most if not all of the "bad" characters were fat. The growing trend toward obesity is concerning, but I think a better way to make kids healthier is to encourage everyone to be healthier, rather than singling out and making fun of larger kids. Does mockery really help anyone lead a healthier lifestyle?

For that matter, does ignoring that thinner people can also have unhealthy habits help anyone? Even if you are able to stay relatively thin drinking beer and eating pizza, you should try to exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet.
2012-03-01 01:09:23 PM
1 votes:

ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.


If you were to underfeed them, they would be taken away by the authorities. But if stuff them like a balloon, you're fine. And in fact, how dare anyone say anything about your obese blimp?
2012-03-01 01:07:19 PM
1 votes:

edmo: Someone close to me was OFFENDED when the doctor told her she was obese. Don't get offended, get going.


My wife and I bought a Wii Fit a few years ago. It hurt to get on and have it say "That's Obese!"
But we knew it to be true. I could only imagine how some people felt having an anthropomorphic game device calling them "obese!"

I've sucked it up and and shed 75 lbs, and will be running my first marathon in a couple of months.

My wife is working on it. Has lost 40 lbs so far.
2012-03-01 12:38:44 PM
1 votes:
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F42
2012-03-01 12:09:26 PM
1 votes:
Peggy Howell, spokeswoman for the fat acceptance organization, said, "I was really disturbed to see the most negative habits were attached to really fat bodies." She suggests [...] a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

How stupid are these fat farks?

You're fat BECAUSE YOU'RE A GLUTTON! IT'S CAUSE AND EFFECT!
2012-03-01 12:01:27 PM
1 votes:

GavinTheAlmighty: I'm cool with them closing this, if only because it did kind of vilify and denigrate fat kids. Anyone with half a brain knows for very obvious reasons why that's not going to solve the problem. For many of those kids, it simply isn't their fault by virtue of the parents giving them too much bad food and not encouraging active lifestyles and hobbies.


All it did was tell kids that they should eat right. What's wrong with that? It's the same mentality that when Michelle Obama suggested that kids should be taught better health habits, people had this reflexive reaction that she was telling their kids they were fat. Well maybe they should be told that.
2012-03-01 11:55:49 AM
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.

The Walt DIsney Corp is "The Government" in your mind?


Not the whole government, but to be fair, they do seem to write our copyright laws.
2012-03-01 11:53:24 AM
1 votes:
Sigh. Seriously?

If shaming/teasing/bullying was an effective weight loss tool, there wouldn't be any fat people.

How about instead of focusing on weight and size, we shift the focus to health? Becoming healthier is worth pursuing for everyone regardless of their size. Most people would feel better with less processed foods and more physical activity in their lives, so let's promote that instead.

/Currently fat and healthy. Excellent blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, etc. Exercises regularly and can run 2+ miles comfortably. Eats healthy; but has a big appetite.
/Used to be not fat and healthy. That was fine too, except I was hungry all the time.
2012-03-01 11:51:59 AM
1 votes:

CapnPlaty:
Very true. I live in Ohio, and the number of fat people riding in Rascals at WalMart is astounding. What's scary is the number of available riding carts can go from 6 to zero depending on the time of your visit, not including those who bring their own ride.[...]


As I read this, it suddenly occurred to me that WalMart and similar places ought to have a variation of those carts for people like me to use. Instead of a battery-operated motor, though, it'd have pedals with a low gear ratio so you have to pedal hard to get around the store, and maybe a little battery-charger circuit so I can charge my cellphone while I pedal around and a flywheel to keep the charger going during short stops. They could even include a larger battery that gets used to recharge the motorized handicapped-and/or-lazy scooters when I'm done.

/"Overweight", but have managed to avoid crossing over into "Obese"
//Also in pretty good physical condition, other than this horrible cold I'm fighting off right now...
2012-03-01 11:51:47 AM
1 votes:

Bluemookie: Only 157 likes? That doesn't sound right...

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit civil-rights organization in the US dedicated to improving the quality of life for the obese.


Want to improve the quality of life for the obese? LOSE SOME FARKING WEIGHT.
2012-03-01 11:51:35 AM
1 votes:
I'm cool with them closing this, if only because it did kind of vilify and denigrate fat kids. Anyone with half a brain knows for very obvious reasons why that's not going to solve the problem. For many of those kids, it simply isn't their fault by virtue of the parents giving them too much bad food and not encouraging active lifestyles and hobbies.

However, in much the same way that we terrify kids about the dangers of smoking, we need to terrify them about the dangers of morbid obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and poor eating habits. You need to get them young, before they feel as though it's too late to change, of which many fat adults have convinced themselves.
2012-03-01 11:43:11 AM
1 votes:
Okey get the artifical dyes, perservatives and High Frutose Corn Syrup. Artificial Sweetners and all the JUNK out of the processed foods and then we will talk. Blaming kids for being fat and then making all the foods that they eat pure GARBAGE is laughable. You think im kidding? Let s look at soda... HFCS and water... it doesnt satisfy the sweet tooth thats why you can drink 64oz. Do the same with a Mexican coke and some people cant finish more then one of them. It is now how MUCH you eat it is WHAT you eat. If it fills a bodies need you will no longer be hungry.

Empty food= Empty calories= Fat storage

Get it right people

The exercise component... STOP trapping your kids inside playing HELLocopter parent. Let your kids roam the neighborhood. Stop stressing your kids out after afterschool this and that. Turn off the TV and do something with your kids.

Im making changes and they made the WORLD of difference.
2012-03-01 11:27:39 AM
1 votes:
Hahh ahahha no wonder...

See for yourself.
3Min mark of the show has some great potential.

2 'virtual guides' dancing on either side of a HUGE blob guy, demeaning and mocking him for having no willpower, dumb loser blob guy.... Then they ask the
crowd, to help them defeat dumb fat loser will-powerless blob!

That room must have felt awkward.

Habit Heroes attraction at Epcot Innoventions in Walt Disney World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoM38R9xfMs (Video new window)
2012-03-01 11:15:26 AM
1 votes:

GBB: Mugato: GBB: Solution: Bring back Food Rocks! @ EPCOT. Soarin' sucks.

Yeah but Mission Space and Test Track are pretty cool. And there's a lot of alcohol, unlike the other Disney parks.

Yes, they do... but .... what?


I meant there's a lot of alcohol at EPCOT in general as opposed to the other Disney Parks.
2012-03-01 11:02:53 AM
1 votes:
How bout switching from being shamed to being scared.

coronary heart disease and stroke
metabolic syndrome
cancer
sleep apnea
osteoarthritis
gallbladder disease
fatty liver disease
Diabetes
Cellulitis
Chronic Renal Failure
Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease
etc etc etc

This isn't about being pretty or aesthetics, its about your health. Your friends and family don't want you dying young because of something so preventable.
2012-03-01 11:02:17 AM
1 votes:
Fat people defending fat people for being fat.

For some reason I think the "Organizaton of Fat People Protecting the Rights of Other Fat People to be Fat" are not concerned about the health of fat people. Rather, they are concerned with, "Don't make fun of me because I'm fat!!".

"Any fat person trying to be less fat is a traitor to all fat people who want to continue being fat!!!"
2012-03-01 10:57:48 AM
1 votes:

Walker: [img.photobucket.com image 562x434]

(go be fat somewhere else pic)

I've never noticed before that the sprayer is just as chubby as the sprayee. Maybe that's the point and I've just been missing it all these years?
2012-03-01 10:57:45 AM
1 votes:
They need to retool it from an exhibit to a game preserve. "Hunt The Fattie" could be a huge attraction.
2012-03-01 10:57:26 AM
1 votes:
I know some of you have already commented, but I feel The need to say this: The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?? Are you KIDDING ME?? Jesus Farking Christ!! Holy shiat we have officially perished as a society.
2012-03-01 10:55:43 AM
1 votes:
Having been to Disney World numerous time I'm convinced the most dangerous thing there are the damn families zooming around on scooters. You can be having a nice stroll around EPCOT drinking the different beers and out of nowhere a family of five fatties clips you on their scooters.
2012-03-01 10:55:07 AM
1 votes:

fatalvenom: BurnShrike: fatalvenom: BurnShrike: I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.


Can I join?

That request sounded almost polite. Stop wasting my farking time.


Well, go fark yourself then you pompous coont.


Perfect! You're in!
2012-03-01 10:55:07 AM
1 votes:

GBB: Solution: Bring back Food Rocks! @ EPCOT. Soarin' sucks.


Yeah but Mission Space and Test Track are pretty cool. And there's a lot of alcohol, unlike the other Disney parks.
2012-03-01 10:53:57 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-03-01 10:53:34 AM
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: meanwhile there is a crapload of parents & guardians that are not as intelligent, educated, self-aware or caring as you are, and their little chubby children suffer for the bad habits passed upon them.


I call them,
republicans.
2012-03-01 10:52:11 AM
1 votes:

Digitalstrange: ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat


You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese.


Yeah....fat people like to say that a lot.

For every 1% that have a true, medical condition for it, there are the 99% that shove pizza, ice cream and ho-hos down their offsprings' gullets as they huff and puff their way from the kitchen to the X-Box room. Unfortunately, the 99% try all claim that they are somehow part of the medically induced 1%.

"I try and try to lose weight! I drink Diet Pepsi with my re-fried Chicken & Cheeze combo!"
2012-03-01 10:51:43 AM
1 votes:
She suggests perhaps a medium-size teen at a computer terminal for not enough exercise, or a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

Yes this is a great way to boost the self esteem of all those fat kids. Show them other people doing the same activities they do while not gaining weight. I've got news for that broad. The skinny person eating fast food on the go will likely hit the gym later to run it off (or they'll go the bulimic route) and the average sized person at the computer actually gets enough exercise which is why they're not obese.

Disney needs to take a stand against fatties. I suggest a more drastic retooling. They need to convert it into a theater that shows videos of fat park guests getting on and off rides with the occasional clip of park EMT's giving oxygen to a land barge that had a near heart attack transferring from their ECV to a restaurant.
2012-03-01 10:47:00 AM
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: I saw more morbidly obese people riding around on motorized scooters in one week at Disney World than I have in the whole rest of my life put together.

I don't know what it is about that place.


It's not as bad at Universal. I blame kids.
2012-03-01 10:46:11 AM
1 votes:
Disney realized something needed to be done when they had to build a nuclear plant to power the Peoplemover.
2012-03-01 10:45:53 AM
1 votes:
You know, maybe my life would have turned out different if i had this horrible stigmatizing view of my future. Instead of going to Disney and idolizing Winnie the Pooh. Pretty sure he was just some fat burn out stoner who eats all day and does nothing. He hangs out with a depressed guy who did way too much coke at one point in his life so he always sounds like he's tired as shiat.

Maybe another in another life...
GBB
2012-03-01 10:44:58 AM
1 votes:

Dahnkster: Intravenous Dole Whip STAT!

[www.examiner.com image 240x256]


SOB, you're going to make me go this weekend, aren't you?
2012-03-01 10:44:51 AM
1 votes:
Ridicule as a teaching tool is very underutilized.
2012-03-01 10:43:32 AM
1 votes:
I saw more morbidly obese people riding around on motorized scooters in one week at Disney World than I have in the whole rest of my life put together.

I don't know what it is about that place.
2012-03-01 10:40:40 AM
1 votes:

sno man: There are actual medical conditions that can result in being over-weight. And we should be sympathetic to these people.


And if we can condition regular folk to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and have a world where the MAJORITY of fat people are fat for medical reasons, we WOULD be sympathetic. But as it stands, the next fat person you see is that way because they eat crap, has poor impulse control, doesn't KNOW what a normal portion is, and doesn't exercise.
2012-03-01 10:38:39 AM
1 votes:

Digitalstrange: I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat.


(a) No, you don't.
(b) If her/his parents are certain the kids is overweight due to eating only fresh fruit and veggies, then they need to get him/her into a doctor to find out why (thyroid? pituitary? secret binging?)
2012-03-01 10:37:49 AM
1 votes:
Meh, it's just a stupid exhibit in the Innoventions Building.

Nobody ever goes in there anyway.
2012-03-01 10:33:01 AM
1 votes:

I should be in the kitchen: Seriously?? Someday, those kids will be suing Disney when they take their own kids, and are too fat to get on the rides...


(You need more) Space Mountain.
2012-03-01 10:32:42 AM
1 votes:
If you are taking your snowflake to Disney to be taught, you deserve much worse than getting offended.
2012-03-01 10:32:33 AM
1 votes:

sno man: Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

[progresscityusa.com image 490x193]

Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.

The future is Wall-e. It was sent back though time to show us that we don't need to do anything, ever, and it will all work out fine. After it was released, Epcot had to change it's focus a little to what could be, not what will.



Exactly. As soon as I read the first line of TFA I combined the image of fat people with EPCOT being futuristic and thought this:

thegoodthebadthetruth.files.wordpress.com


Feels like a lost marketing opportunity.
2012-03-01 10:32:12 AM
1 votes:

MasterYong: Started walking the dog.


As an ADHD, 7:35 minute/mile, Lab owner, I'm getting a kick . . .

But seriously good for you!

I once heard it said "If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise." Inexplicably, I got a lot of flack when I hung that quote on the office wellness board.
2012-03-01 10:26:20 AM
1 votes:
OK, I agree this is ridiculous - hell, I have a good portion of my ballast that was taken on in many a Disney World AYCE Buffet (Yes, I also have a problem with them doing this and still promoting the stuffit till you drop eating establishments!). But really people! I have seen more and more large format people at Disney (yes, I am a passholder) and no one seems to care about it. And for shame should someone point it out!

We are getting too PC and forgetting that 1st amendment rights means I have to listen to your opinion and you have to listen to my opinion.

/jerks
2012-03-01 10:25:37 AM
1 votes:
National Organization Making Natural Obesity Mainstream, you know....NOM NOM
2012-03-01 10:20:31 AM
1 votes:
MasterYong:
Congrats on the lifestyle change btw, clearly you've jumped right in. An inspiration, Good Sir!
2012-03-01 10:14:14 AM
1 votes:
"You made my fat children think there was something wrong with being fat! This is an outrage!"

/I'd weep for our future but I ran out of tears long ago
2012-03-01 10:13:29 AM
1 votes:
I love this part of the article! Finally, the insurance companies are looking out for us:

The insurance company's goal is to encourage healthier habits among kids, so they will improve their health while lowering health-care costs, a savings that will then be passed on to our customers in lower monthly insurance premiums, said insurance officials.
2012-03-01 10:13:12 AM
1 votes:

I should be in the kitchen: Seriously?? Someday, those kids will be suing Disney when they take their own kids, and are too fat to get on the rides...


Last time I was there, they had extra ticket takers stationed in between the turnstiles because a significant number of people had to go through the wheelchair gates because they couldn't fit through the turnstiles. I consider myself fat and I had plenty of room to spare. It was disturbing.
2012-03-01 10:10:03 AM
1 votes:

MasterYong: I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!


Good on you sir! I need to get back to the good habits that had me losing weight. I think I will take a walk after work from now on.
2012-03-01 10:09:24 AM
1 votes:
Seriously?? Someday, those kids will be suing Disney when they take their own kids, and are too fat to get on the rides...
2012-03-01 10:04:26 AM
1 votes:
Denial denial denial.

How can people take a positive and characterize it as ridicule or discrimination? Someone close to me was OFFENDED when the doctor told her she was obese. Don't get offended, get going.
2012-03-01 10:01:41 AM
1 votes:
As I am currently waiting for my hubby to get home so I can finish loading the car to go to Disney I find this highly amusing. So does the fat kid that lives inside of me,
2012-03-01 10:01:31 AM
1 votes:
NAAFA - National Association for Aggravating Fat Assholes

i.cdn.turner.com
2012-03-01 10:00:58 AM
1 votes:
I just ran the Disney half marathon and am in great shape, so I'm getting a kick.

/will be there this weekend
//there are always fat people there
///the fat lady on the scooter/American flag meme picture is from Disney for crying out loud
2012-03-01 09:54:06 AM
1 votes:
How did the bitter fat people who wrote the article even get in the doors to see the exhibit? I had to double-check that this wasn't an Onion article.
2012-03-01 09:53:52 AM
1 votes:

FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.


So it's the government's fault that people don't have personal responsibility?

/Like ten thousand spoons....
2012-03-01 09:45:43 AM
1 votes:
without reading the article I was going to guess that it was a Fat, loud and obnoxious exhibit.
Then I read the article and wept a single tear at how close I was.
2012-03-01 09:45:26 AM
1 votes:
"National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance;" they sound fat.
2012-03-01 09:39:22 AM
1 votes:
This from a company whose brand icon is a potbellied mouse.
2012-03-01 09:37:15 AM
1 votes:
There are actual medical conditions that can result in being over-weight. And we should be sympathetic to these people.
A six pack of boston creams and a 72 oz soda is not a medical condition. And we...
 
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