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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 12:52:00 PM
Read the letter... seemed kinda mild to me. Is she new to this "internet" thing. That was very tame compared to what usually comes out of it.
 
2012-10-04 12:52:39 PM

Strategeryz0r: I thought the letter she claimed was written by a "bully" was quite polite considering the subject.


The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included.
 
2012-10-04 12:52:57 PM
FTA: "Livingston shot back with an emotional response, pointing out that October is National Bullying Prevention Month."

Wait, I thought it was breast cancer awareness month.

Is there a ribbon for Bullying Prevention Month now?
 
2012-10-04 12:53:04 PM
I'm waiting for someone to trace back "the bullying email" to the husband. Hell, he's the one that got this ball rolling. He probably couldn't take the idea of her packing on another harmless 20lbs... so he concocted this email to bring light to the fact that she was mistakingly identified as the manatee that got rode in Floida.

end the end, he's going to get her to drop a few...
 
2012-10-04 12:53:20 PM
Fat, skinny or normal, it's all good. Attitude on their part is more important as long as they're not a hosebeast.

Anyhow, once a BBW gets all that moving life is great. If you know what I mean.
 
2012-10-04 12:54:15 PM
Oh, I see what's happening here. Fark is only standing up for the lawyer because the anchor has already been kicked down. Easier to just keep kicking rather than take a chance and help another person out.

/and it takes care of those vengeance fantasies that those who claim to have been bullied themselves no doubt harbor
 
2012-10-04 12:54:56 PM
Actor defends obese sister. News at 11, then more soapbox grandstanding.
 
2012-10-04 12:55:25 PM
The article claims she's "curvy."

She is not curvy. She's a farking cow.
 
2012-10-04 12:55:55 PM
Fatty just wanted to be famous. That's all this was. She is not a little overweight, she is obese. Obesity is an epidemic in this country and its a sad state that people in this country have to be shamed into being healthy.
 
2012-10-04 12:55:59 PM
oh yay another thread about this.


with her size shouldnt she be considered a weather girl?


its raining men.......
 
2012-10-04 12:56:10 PM

Strategeryz0r: I thought the letter she claimed was written by a "bully" was quite polite considering the subject.


Well, that's the problem, isn't it. How do you politely walk up to someone on the street and tell them that you're "surprised that [the person's] physical condition hasn't improved," and that "surely [the person] doesn't consider [herself] a good role model, especially for young girls"? It's simply an impolite thing to say. Which is no surprise, since a lot of people have simply forgotten, or never learned, what politeness actually means.
 
2012-10-04 12:56:19 PM
She wasn't bullied. If he called her a fatty pig fatty, sea cow ect and sent it to her 20 times then she has a point. But he just raised a good point I don't see him being a bully.
 
2012-10-04 12:56:39 PM
BULLIES BULLIES BULLIES OMG!
 
2012-10-04 12:57:00 PM

OrygunFarker: I've read both the first and now the follow up letter and neither of which call her fat.


He used the word "obesity". which we all know is code for "FATTY FATTY TWO BY FOUR CAN'T GET THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR!!!" Anyone who uses that word or tries to change people using that word is a BULLY!

images.nymag.com
 
2012-10-04 12:58:08 PM
We are still talking about this fat twat?



media.giantbomb.com



images.sodahead.com 


Oh yea, I forgot where I was. fat.com...oppps, I mean fark.com

/all yours white knights of fark!
 
2012-10-04 12:58:11 PM

Strategeryz0r: 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.


Now that is bullying. Nicely done.

Fatty in video considers this bullying
 
2012-10-04 12:58:21 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Strategeryz0r: I thought the letter she claimed was written by a "bully" was quite polite considering the subject.

The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included.


Yes, but can we all agree that being a jerk who decided to take it upon himself to criticize someone--ONCE, in a private communication--isn't bullying?
 
2012-10-04 12:58:36 PM
I think she's doing a huge disservice to anyone who experiences legitimate bullying.
 
2012-10-04 12:58:59 PM

Abuse Liability: 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.


No she has the job because her husband is the anchor
 
2012-10-04 12:59:20 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 12:59:57 PM
Fat people on TV are supposed to be funny. Whar teh funny?
 
2012-10-04 01:00:01 PM

Egoy3k: Hyppy: The person who sent the letter is an asshole.

The woman who received it is fat.

Nothing to see here, move along.

This


That
 
2012-10-04 01:01:12 PM
He should have used the complement sandwich.

Complement
Criticism
Complement

/also, he probably should have delivered it in person.
 
2012-10-04 01:01:35 PM

soupafi: But he just raised a good point I don't see him being a bully.


The next fat person you see, you should approach them and raise that good point. I'm sure they could benefit from your wisdom. It's totally normal to go around telling strangers what their personal failings are. It's not weird or creepy at all. We should totally be defending this guy's behavior, since it's so normal and helpful.
 
2012-10-04 01:03:03 PM

someonelse: soupafi: But he just raised a good point I don't see him being a bully.

The next fat person you see, you should approach them and raise that good point. I'm sure they could benefit from your wisdom. It's totally normal to go around telling strangers what their personal failings are. It's not weird or creepy at all. We should totally be defending this guy's behavior, since it's so normal and helpful.


Hey asstard,

Most people are not TV personalities, perhaps she should switch to radio.
 
2012-10-04 01:03:11 PM

Freakin Rican: oh yay another thread about this.


with her size shouldnt she be considered a weather girl?

 to have her own gravitational pull?
 
2012-10-04 01:03:39 PM

D135: He should have used the complement sandwich.

Complement
Criticism
Complement

/also, he probably should have delivered it in person.


I bet she'd love that sandwich
 
2012-10-04 01:04:31 PM
This thread needs more Ric Romero
 
2012-10-04 01:06:23 PM
So if she lit up a cigarette and started smoking during her segment, and someone emailed her about not being a good role model, would you all start crying "bully"?
 
2012-10-04 01:06:45 PM

OtherLittleGuy: "FATTY FATTY TWO BY FOUR CAN'T GET THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR!!!"


I thought it was "bathroom door". As in..

FATTY FATTY TWO BY FOUR
CAN'T GET THROUGH THE BATHROOM DOOR
SO SHE DID IT ON THE FLOOR
LICKED IT UP AND DID SOME MORE.
 
2012-10-04 01:07:53 PM

Shrinkwrap: 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...


A black tent with arm holes is still a black tent. Apparently some tailoring was out of the question.
 
2012-10-04 01:08:39 PM

Babboonrash: I'm waiting for someone to trace back "the bullying email"


imageshack.us
 
2012-10-04 01:09:08 PM

OrygunFarker: 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.


To be fair, it is trying to contain a very large biomass.
 
2012-10-04 01:10:53 PM
Wow..... lots of assholes in this thread
 
2012-10-04 01:10:57 PM

someonelse: soupafi: But he just raised a good point I don't see him being a bully.

The next fat person you see, you should approach them and raise that good point. I'm sure they could benefit from your wisdom. It's totally normal to go around telling strangers what their personal failings are. It's not weird or creepy at all. We should totally be defending this guy's behavior, since it's so normal and helpful.


But she's the one on television and setting a poor example. The letter really should be aimed at their bosses, same goes for teachers and anyone else in an authority position. I don't want my children being exposed to people who exhibit such poor self control and gluttoneous lifestyles. People should take responsibilty for themselves and remove themselves from public view. We don't let meth heads and heroin addicts broadcast the weather or teach in classrooms? Why should let obese people? Atleast druggies have the decency to bend and check into rehab every now and then. Imagine the reaction of an obese if you kindly recommended fat camp? These people need to be brought under control.
 
2012-10-04 01:11:49 PM

Babboonrash: I'm waiting for someone to trace back "the bullying email" to the husband. Hell, he's the one that got this ball rolling. He probably couldn't take the idea of her packing on another harmless 20lbs... so he concocted this email to bring light to the fact that she was mistakingly identified as the manatee that got rode in Floida.

end the end, he's going to get her to drop a few...


The person who wrote the email has already been made public. He is a personal injury attorney and given an interview or two about the whole thing.
 
2012-10-04 01:11:57 PM

bill_wonka: Babboonrash: I'm waiting for someone to trace back "the bullying email"

[imageshack.us image 290x210]


Dun goofed, eh?

That story was truly sad on many, many levels.
 
2012-10-04 01:13:00 PM
She's a local TV anchor. By definition, she's attention-whoring at at least a Class-A level. If she has any ambition at all (and her opening salvo suggests that she does) you have to figure she's a solid AAA-prospect.

Her problem is that the random guy she elevated to infamy turned out to be a Major League attention whore. Like, a franchise player attention whore, maybe even an Attention Whore All-Star in his good years. And, of course, the only way he can get attention in this situation is to be more of a douchebag towards her.

Tough break, but just walk away, lady. All you can do now is pour more gasoline on the fire you're standing in.
 
2012-10-04 01:13:53 PM

Priapetic: So if she lit up a cigarette and started smoking during her segment, and someone emailed her about not being a good role model, would you all start crying "bully"?


No, it's politically correct to carry out legitimate bullying against smokers.
 
2012-10-04 01:14:12 PM

someonelse: soupafi: But he just raised a good point I don't see him being a bully.

The next fat person you see, you should approach them and raise that good point. I'm sure they could benefit from your wisdom. It's totally normal to go around telling strangers what their personal failings are. It's not weird or creepy at all. We should totally be defending this guy's behavior, since it's so normal and helpful.


I haven't read the letter, nor have I followed this story too closely. I don't want to defend someone being an asshat either, but this woman works on TV, right? She signed up to be in the public eye. With that comes criticism and public opinion. I don't know if that's a good thing, but even with this anti-bullying spectacle she put on, I'm guessing she's gotten a lot more "fatty" emails lately.

If you don't want people to look at you and judge you by your appearance, get a more respectable job than TV anchor? Al Roker had a jovial personality when he was larger, but I'm sure he even had a smattering of fan mail commenting on his heft. It doesn't make the mail nice or right, but I'm sure there are plenty of other negative topics and criticisms too.
 
2012-10-04 01:14:41 PM

hdhale: Would hit it.


i39.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-04 01:15:23 PM

hdhale: [media4.onsugar.com image 240x240]

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.


That was my feeling when I saw that jacket. I'm guessing she probably dresses that way a lot.
She's big (nice term for fat) and she's not comfortable with being big. That's why she wears baggy clothes.
Mr Attorney just hit an exposed nerve with his private email to her.
She needs to grow the hell up.
 
2012-10-04 01:15:37 PM
I bet her husband sent in the email himself, under a fake name, because he wanted her to shed some weight. It blew up in his face though, and he posted it on Facebook in a fake outrage in order to cover up his involvement. Case closed.
 
2012-10-04 01:17:32 PM
The My Little Pony Killer

The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included.

So, we cant comment about a public figures weight if we don't know them personally?

I agree that some folks should keep their opinions to themselves, but if you're in the public eye, you've got to expect some negative opinion coming your way.
 
2012-10-04 01:18:59 PM

ChuDogg: We don't let meth heads and heroin addicts broadcast the weather or teach in classrooms?


And if being fat were illegal, you might have something approaching a point. In comparison, we do allow people who smoke, don't exercise, don't wear seatbelts, or have any number of other unhealthy habits teach in classrooms. Because we don't live in a complete nanny state, and the snowflakes will manage to survive these horrors somehow.
 
2012-10-04 01:19:19 PM

someonelse: Well, that's the problem, isn't it. How do you politely walk up to someone on the street and tell them that you're "surprised that [the person's] physical condition hasn't improved," and that "surely [the person] doesn't consider [herself] a good role model, especially for young girls"? It's simply an impolite thing to say. Which is no surprise, since a lot of people have simply forgotten, or never learned, what politeness actually means.


There's a difference between some random stranger on the street and someone who works in the public eye. Criticism comes with the territory and it happens all of the time. I wouldn't care enough to write a letter, but apparently there are a lot of people with free time on their hands that would. He probably could have addressed it better, maybe suggested something like the following:

"Obesity is a terrible problem in the country, especially with our children. I'm sure the issue is very personal with you as well. Seeing as you have this public voice, might I suggest using your struggles with weight as an opportunity to reach out to others in similar situations?"

So ok, it's still a touchy subject to approach with people but I don't think he was totally out of line. It certainly wasn't bullying.

The husband was an idiot for posting the email. And she handled it poorly by addressing it on air. And her comment about wishing she could remove the weight at "the snap of a finger" is stupid. That might be her problem right there.
 
2012-10-04 01:20:29 PM

j__z: The My Little Pony Killer

The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included.

So, we cant comment about a public figures weight if we don't know them personally?

I agree that some folks should keep their opinions to themselves, but if you're in the public eye, you've got to expect some negative opinion coming your way.


Free speech is not hate speech. You can't yell fire in a crowded theater!
 
2012-10-04 01:20:46 PM

moothemagiccow: Abuse Liability: 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.

No she has the job because her husband is the anchor


ah, so another form of nepotism, but nepotism nonetheless.
 
2012-10-04 01:21:02 PM
Wow. And she was so skinny as a kid. Of course so was I...

Was next door neighbor to them.

//strangely, his laid-back performance from Office Space was so natural seeming for him it was scary.
 
2012-10-04 01:21:37 PM

Priapetic: So if she lit up a cigarette and started smoking during her segment, and someone emailed her about not being a good role model, would you all start crying "bully"?


Did I miss the part where she scarfed down a pound of bacon during one of her segments? If so, by all means, she deserves to be called out for being a poor role model.
 
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