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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ron Livingston comes out in support of a TV anchor criticized by a viewer for being overweight and "not setting a suitable example for this community's young people." And it's not just because the anchor is his sister   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 307
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2012-10-04 10:46:48 AM
Wouldn't it be great if all the insecure women in America had a famous brother who would stick up for them? Man, then nobody would have to accept any personal responsibility for anything.
 
2012-10-04 10:56:14 AM

serial_crusher: Wouldn't it be great if all the insecure women in America had a famous brother who would stick up for them? Man, then nobody would have to accept any personal responsibility for anything.


She did a pretty good job sticking up for herself. This just brings more attention to it.
 
2012-10-04 11:07:19 AM

FishyFred: serial_crusher: Wouldn't it be great if all the insecure women in America had a famous brother who would stick up for them? Man, then nobody would have to accept any personal responsibility for anything.

She did a pretty good job sticking up for herself. This just brings more attention to it.


Not really. She waited for her husband to post about it on Facebook, then she took to the air to whine about how it hurt her precious feewings, and deflect personal responsibility for her problems. She even dismissed her diagnosis of obesity "according to some doctor's chart", as if said doctor isn't a credible expert on the topic.

No part of that counts as a "pretty good job" imho.
 
2012-10-04 11:32:01 AM
glad to see farkers sticking up for some asshole personal injury lawyer.
 
2012-10-04 11:57:04 AM
The asshole who sent her hate mail is the real victim here.
 
2012-10-04 12:28:53 PM
Total publicity stunt.
 
2012-10-04 12:29:56 PM
She sounds fat
 
2012-10-04 12:29:59 PM
The person who sent the letter is an asshole.

The woman who received it is fat.

Nothing to see here, move along.
 
2012-10-04 12:30:20 PM
Halle Barry's turkey baster is scaring me.
 
2012-10-04 12:30:40 PM

Hyppy: The person who sent the letter is an asshole.

The woman who received it is fat.

Nothing to see here, move along.


This
 
2012-10-04 12:31:55 PM
I was excited when I read the headline as "Ron Burgundy" - now, not so much.
 
2012-10-04 12:32:52 PM
Jesus Christ we get it, she's ok with being sweaty, fat, porky porker pig. Let it go already.
 
2012-10-04 12:33:42 PM
Is this going to be one of those threads where farkers admit they love "curves" when they mean fatties?
 
2012-10-04 12:33:46 PM
Who?
 
2012-10-04 12:34:39 PM
Oh Christ.

The letter wasn't bullying.

I've been bullied. I've also been criticized. I know the freaking difference.

I've was constantly belittled until I learned to laugh it off and show that it didn't bother me.

Before that, I had my head smashed into a wall by a bully. A different one punched me for reading a freakin book before class started, and the book torn because "He thought it was funny".

Hell, the last swing that happened was because I laughed at him. Never happened again after that, from anyone.

She didn't show backbone, she whined.

Her husband posted the letter.

I'd be willing to be that man is the real bully.
 
2012-10-04 12:34:58 PM
She made a public event out of a private email. This is all her making.
 
2012-10-04 12:35:32 PM
Can she just go away now? Honey, I don't care if you weigh 400 pounds. You're beautiful just the way you are. Now STFU and go give your husband a BJ for making you famous for 10 minutes.
 
2012-10-04 12:35:40 PM
I've read both the first and now the follow up letter and neither of which call her fat. Is he a pompous douche bag for sending her an email? Yes. Is he a bully? Not a farking chance. No where did he belitte her, berate, slander, or defame her. She has taken it much farther and said he has done things he didn't do. In fact, she kind of seems like the bully to me in this situation.

For someone as unhealthy as she appears, she certainly does have thin skin.
 
2012-10-04 12:36:12 PM
She's fat, yes, but a fatty where you can see the skinny person that she once was and could be again. Still, she's cute and good for her.
 
2012-10-04 12:36:12 PM
If we're nitpicking on appearance, why hasn't anyone called out the lawyer for having a shiatty tattoo?
 
2012-10-04 12:36:24 PM
Meh. She ain't critical mass, yet but she's a couple of creme filled doughnut benders and a week of watching DVD box sets away from porcine. Sheesh, hon, just start walking a couple miles a day and lay off the Little Debbies.
 
2012-10-04 12:36:45 PM

Rambino: I was excited when I read the headline as "Ron Burgundy" - now, not so much.


I read it as ron swanson.
 
2012-10-04 12:36:56 PM

meat0918: I've been bullied. I've also been criticized. I know the freaking difference.


What do you call criticism about something that's none of your goddamn business and doesn't affect you at all?
 
2012-10-04 12:37:29 PM
I prefer the term "Rubenesque"
 
2012-10-04 12:37:36 PM
I just want to say this:

Damn, I hope that AW porker comes on FARK and reads these threads
 
2012-10-04 12:37:36 PM
i 100% agree with the guy that wrote the letter to her... and in NO WAY was it bullying.. our country has turned into a land of pussies because of people like her..
 
2012-10-04 12:39:37 PM

Icetech3: i 100% agree with the guy that wrote the letter to her... and in NO WAY was it bullying.. our country has turned into a land of pussies because of people like her..


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Well, I wouldn't exactly say it's bullying, Bob.
 
2012-10-04 12:41:18 PM

FishyFred: What do you call criticism about something that's none of your goddamn business and doesn't affect you at all?


You can't just say something is "none of your business" because you don't want to take responsibility for your actions.
 
2012-10-04 12:42:07 PM

Icetech3: i 100% agree with the guy that wrote the letter to her... and in NO WAY was it bullying.. our country has turned into a land of pussies because of people like her..


+10 internets to you good sir
 
2012-10-04 12:42:40 PM
The letter could have been written more tactfully, but didn't come across as bullying. Not everyone who points out something you'd rather not face is a bully.
 
2012-10-04 12:43:06 PM

FishyFred: meat0918: I've been bullied. I've also been criticized. I know the freaking difference.

What do you call criticism about something that's none of your goddamn business and doesn't affect you at all?


Criticism.
 
2012-10-04 12:43:59 PM
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Would hit it.

But whoever picked out that jacket for her isn't doing her any favors. She's swimming in it, and it isn't making her look thinner.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:25 PM
The viewer is rude, the anchor is fat. Let's get back to the news.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:34 PM
There was no bullying that took place. I thought the letter she claimed was written by a "bully" was quite polite considering the subject. She over-reacted, because she's fat and doesn't want to go on a diet, and used a news broadcast as her personal soap box. Now her famous brother is stepping in to put an end to this non-existent bullying. Sorry someone you don't know had enough concern for your well being, and the younger viewers who MIGHT view her as a role model of sorts, to send you a letter hoping that you start making better life choices.

And I'm sorry you're such a fat cow that you can't see concerned criticism for what it is.

It's not like the dude wrote a letter to her full of "get some lip suction you disgusting sow, last time I saw something that large I was yankin on it's udders.." Get over it you overly sensitive manatee.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:42 PM
Oh good, another thread where posters that sound fat whine in support of unhealthy behavior, because being healthy involves other habits and skills beyond snapping fingers. Omitting the extreme few that by virtue of rare medical conditions or that are illiterate, christ. the stupid. It burns.

Icetech3: i 100% agree with the guy that wrote the letter to her... and in NO WAY was it bullying..

 
2012-10-04 12:45:04 PM

Icetech3: i 100% agree with the guy that wrote the letter to her... and in NO WAY was it bullying.. our country has turned into a land of pussies because of people like her..


Yup, America definitely has a pussification problem. Pussies = people with poor self-control:
1. Are sensitive, allowing other people to control their emotions for them
2. Are fat
 
2012-10-04 12:45:27 PM
She's got the wrong guy from Office Space defending her.

captainobviousblog.com
 
2012-10-04 12:46:11 PM

Cewley: glad to see farkers sticking up for some asshole personal injury lawyer.

 
2012-10-04 12:46:31 PM
WOw. People still going on about this?

And she's still fat.
 
2012-10-04 12:46:42 PM

serial_crusher: FishyFred: serial_crusher: Wouldn't it be great if all the insecure women in America had a famous brother who would stick up for them? Man, then nobody would have to accept any personal responsibility for anything.

She did a pretty good job sticking up for herself. This just brings more attention to it.

Not really. She waited for her husband to post about it on Facebook, then she took to the air to whine about how it hurt her precious feewings, and deflect personal responsibility for her problems. She even dismissed her diagnosis of obesity "according to some doctor's chart", as if said doctor isn't a credible expert on the topic.

No part of that counts as a "pretty good job" imho.


Not to mention there was really no point in sticking up for herself in the first place. The guy wrote an email criticizing her looks--big deal. You don't like it, you ignore it. Or maybe you blast him back. What you DON'T do is use a national stage to publicly lambaste him, call him a bully, and trot out your private grievances for some cheap shots against someone you disagree with.

If anyone's the bully in that scenario, it's her. And this is coming from someone who grew up being bullied.
 
2012-10-04 12:47:03 PM

Hyppy: The person who sent the letter is an asshole.

The woman who received it is fat.

Nothing to see here, move along.


Thank you. Moving along with my life.

I'm starting to reach Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman levels of fatigue with this story, and it's only been about 48 hours.
 
2012-10-04 12:47:53 PM

hdhale: Would hit it.

But whoever picked out that jacket for her isn't doing her any favors. She's swimming in it, and it isn't making her look thinner.


Black is slimming! At least, in theory...
 
2012-10-04 12:48:33 PM

heinrich66: Total publicity stunt.


I believe you're right. I read the email in question this morning. While I do not see the point in writing it and it was in poor taste, it was well written and respectful in tone. It most assuredly not bullying. But labeling any criticism of their weight and/or lifestyle as bullying seems to be the new self-justification for obese people. TV news and other personalities get negative mail regularly. That this woman decided to go public with an email that should should have just clicked delete on proves that it stuck a chord she cannot acknowledge or she has an agenda. The erudite email may even be fake -- from her brother maybe?
 
2012-10-04 12:49:29 PM
If her skin gets any thinner it'll burst and all that subcutaneous greasy coagulated yellow cottage-cheesy stuff will gush out.
 
2012-10-04 12:49:30 PM
I think I should write a letter to a little girl who lives in the neighborhood that is a little fat, because apparently she needs to know she is fat and making her aware that she is fat is actually doing her a favor, and is in no way a douchebag move. And has nothing to do with bullying. During anti-bullying month.

She'll be thanking me, I just know it.
 
2012-10-04 12:50:31 PM
Anyone else think the only reason she has this job on television in the first place is because of her brother? I don't mean that fatties can't be talented enough to be on television, you just have to be extremely talented in an industry overcrowded with attractive people with skill sets ranging from zero(see soap opera) to phenomenal (A-listers). There's also the fact that as a country, we're pretty shallow and that translates to ratings.
 
2012-10-04 12:50:50 PM

FishyFred: meat0918: I've been bullied. I've also been criticized. I know the freaking difference.

What do you call criticism about something that's none of your goddamn business and doesn't affect you at all?


"Criticism." "Carping," maybe, if it seems particularly silly or pointless. What do you call it?

/Better not be "bullying."
 
2012-10-04 12:51:20 PM
eh.

Would've been more entertaining if she'd gone on the offensive: 'Hey, well you're bald, and deliberately risking skin cancer! Yet there's rogaine and toupees available - you're a bad example for our bald youth!... That debate might even get viewers.

/saw our local news guy in person once - a big head, tiny body so he looks like a lollipop
//what I noticed first tho was that he was smoking like a chimney (outside their building)
 
2012-10-04 12:51:30 PM

SirTanon: I just want to say this:

Damn, I hope that AW porker comes on FARK and reads these threads


I doubt the lawyer will give us the time of day though.
 
2012-10-04 12:51:45 PM
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