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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 84
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2012-10-04 12:29:59 PM  
10 votes:
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 10:46:48 AM  
5 votes:
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 12:35:32 PM  
4 votes:
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 12:34:39 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:07:19 AM  
4 votes:

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 01:22:16 PM  
3 votes:
So can I now add "bullying" to my list of words that no longer have any meaning?
2012-10-04 01:10:53 PM  
3 votes:
Wow..... lots of assholes in this thread
2012-10-04 12:58:36 PM  
3 votes:
I think she's doing a huge disservice to anyone who experiences legitimate bullying.
2012-10-04 12:49:30 PM  
3 votes:
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 12:44:34 PM  
3 votes:
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 12:36:56 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:34:58 PM  
3 votes:
She made a public event out of a private email. This is all her making.
2012-10-04 12:29:56 PM  
3 votes:
She sounds fat
2012-10-04 11:32:01 AM  
3 votes:
glad to see farkers sticking up for some asshole personal injury lawyer.
2012-10-04 10:56:14 AM  
3 votes:

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 02:05:17 PM  
2 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: 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.


The only way that letter could have been more tactful is if it hadn't been written. There is no definition of "tactful" that includes sending someone you've never even met an email critical of how fat they are.
2012-10-04 01:44:05 PM  
2 votes:

semiotix: She's a local TV anchor. By definition, she's attention-whoring at at least a Class-A level.


Oh, look. Another asshole.
2012-10-04 01:43:03 PM  
2 votes:

Amurica...Fark Ya!: 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.


liam76: 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

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.


Are you guys seriously arguing that because she's a news anchor, her weight trumps her competence ?
2012-10-04 01:39:51 PM  
2 votes:

liam76: 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

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.


Also, he sent it to her. He didn't do it in front of people, did he? It wasn't public ridicule. She made it public.

"I know I'm fat" === "It's OK that I am fat" because, as he pointed out, her condition has not improved. Admitting your fat doesn't count when you don't follow it up with an intent to fix it. It's not healthy. It's not a "choice" any more than doing drugs or abusing alcohol is.

It's not OK to be fat. Fat isn't part of LGBT or any other "equality" that needs to be accepted to move forward socially. There are real, evident health risks and a burden to society involved with being as fat as she is, not to mention the only way she got that fat was by over-consumption.
2012-10-04 01:30:08 PM  
2 votes:
I think this is a little offensive to REAL victims of bullying
2012-10-04 12:52:39 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:43:06 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:42:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:39:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:37:29 PM  
2 votes:
I prefer the term "Rubenesque"
2012-10-04 12:35:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:57:04 AM  
2 votes:
The asshole who sent her hate mail is the real victim here.
2012-10-04 11:30:53 PM  
1 votes:

daveinsurgent: KeelingLovesCornholes: BraveNewCheneyWorld: omgwtfetc: Why? Because you wouldn't be aware of it otherwise?

When something happens very slowly, almost nobody notices the change. Is that a new concept to you?

You speak of it as if its global warming and not fat accumulating on YOUR body. How would you not know? Are you not self-aware enough?

Fatties will use any excuse in the book. Once the "big boned" thing got disproved they jumped on the thyroid problem bandwagon. I'm still waiting for a scientific explanation about where these magic farking calories come from when you have a thyroid condition that makes you put on 100 lbs. Because, you know, that 100 lbs wasn't caused by a 200 calorie a day excess for 5 years.


Ambient Air Calories (AAC).

You know when you cook food and you see a white, steam-like substance come out of the food? Ambient Air Calories.
A little known fact about the thyroid gland is that it prevents the absorption of Ambient Air Calories.
If your thyroid is out of whack, then that mechanism doesn't work properly, and you can gain massive amounts of weight without having to actually eat a single thing.

Ambient Air Calories. Google it if you don't believe me.
2012-10-04 11:21:32 PM  
1 votes:
All I know is that when I google "fat news lady", she comes up.
2012-10-04 04:11:20 PM  
1 votes:

someonelse: fickenchucker: She's taught everyone to have a thin skin and delusions that being that overweight should be socially acceptable. It's not on any level.

I just wanted to quote this again, because it's one of the more truly idiotic things I've seen in an already very idiotic thread. Being overweight is "not socially acceptable on any level." Think about how wrong that is, both factually and ethically. Obviously being overweight is not literally unacceptable in society. Society is full of overweight people. More now than ever before. It's a public health crisis, as has been pointed out numerous times in this thread. So obviously, overweight people are not being shunned by society, in general. Think about how many overweight people you know in your family and circle of friends. Do you refuse to speak to them because they're fat? Yeah, I didn't think so. So society does indeed find overweight people acceptable.

So let's assume that fickenchucker is saying that it SHOULDN'T be acceptable "on any level." Think about what kind of society that would be. How would overweight people have to be treated if they were truly unacceptable on any level. What's the worst, most unacceptable segment of society now? The worst I can come up with is pedophiles. We lock them up, keep them away from the general public, and force them to get treatment. Try to wrap your head around the fact that fickenchucker wants us to lock up overweight people. That's a helluva mindset to live in.




We live in a polite society that generally goes out of its way to mind its own business. But deep in its private thoughts, those held itself in order to enable a "live and let live" outward niceness, lies reality. That reality is fatties are gross and show the world a perfect example of limited self control in regards to eating habits.

/You sound fat.
2012-10-04 03:56:28 PM  
1 votes:
My favorite part of that whole video is how she said she has think skin and the letter doesn't bother her, but then she gets so visibly upset that she starts losing her breath. I swear I thought she was gonna start wheezing. That would have made laugh so hard I would have peed my pants.

Considering the premise of the letter was rude and basically asking her to stop being fat on TV, I thought it was nicely worded and professional. She was neither.
2012-10-04 03:45:35 PM  
1 votes:
Someone sent her an email saying she was fat.
She took time out of the farking news to read the email aloud like a teacher who finds a class note about themselves.
She went into a long, self-righteous, soapbox speech about how she won't be brought down.
Her brother is a movie star who lends her his support.

So, at this point, I don't GAF that she's fat. There are a ton of more annoying reasons why she's intolerable.
/btw, still fat
2012-10-04 03:30:57 PM  
1 votes:
I am fat.
People tell me I am fat.
People tell me I am fat because... I am fat.
Some people make fun of me.
Some people make fun of me because... I am fat.
I don't like how it makes me feel when people make fun of me.
I do not expect people to change.
It is not other people's responsibility to change to avoid hurting my feelings.
I don't like how it makes me feel when people make fun of me.
I decided to change this.
I started to walk everywhere.
I started to eat healthy foods.
I changed my lifestyle.
I have lost 20 pounds in 2 months.
Sometimes, it is hard to maintain this new lifestyle.
Sometimes, I still overeat.
I am still fat.
But I am less fat than before.
I feel better.
I feel better about myself.
I have a long way to go, but I will get there.
People don't tell me I'm fat quite as much.
People don't make fun of me quite as much.
People didn't change.
I changed.
I feel better about myself.
2012-10-04 03:10:18 PM  
1 votes:

yourmomlovestetris: If there's anything I learned from this experience, it's this:

1. Women, if you want to appear on TV, there's an unwritten social contract which declares that you must have a body within a certain range of thinness and attractiveness. (Unless you're portraying someone's middle-aged female relatives, or the comic relief whom everyone makes fun of. Then you can be as fat as you like. After all, late night comedians need SOMEONE topical they can make fat jokes about. You can't expect them to make fun of Oprah and Delta Burke forever.)

2. Any woman outside of the range of attractiveness who tries to pass herself off as a dynamic main character or sex object MUST be punished for her insolence. After all, a women's intrinsic value (that is, the one bestowed upon her solely by the nature of her biology) lies only in her fertility and potential as a mate. An unattractive woman who does not possess this value must not pass herself off as someone who does, otherwise she will face retribution. (Unattractive MEN will not face the same retribution, seeing as how their intrinsic nature-based value lies in their ability to provide for and protect their families--something they do not need to be attractive in order to do.)

3. Ugly women who transgress against the social contract for public appearance will often be punished just as ruthlessly by women as they will by men. Expect the phrase "she's a bad role model for little girls" to be uttered against such transgressive women, even though no one would think of looking at a fat or slightly pudgy man and declare "he's a bad role model for little boys!" (Do you think Patton Oswalt routinely stands around worrying whether or not he might be encouraging childhood sloth and obesity? Would people even think of accusing him of it? Hell no. )

I'd have no problem with shaming overweight people who appear in public into being healthier examples for others to follow, if such shaming fell equally among gender lines. Let's face it, no on ...


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Yup no one ever points out when guys are overweight. They only do it to women. Go into any thread about Michael Moore, Chistie, limbaugh or any other overweight guy and you'll see the same comments.
2012-10-04 03:06:57 PM  
1 votes:
Did he get the memo about the cover sheets on the TPS reports?
2012-10-04 02:52:31 PM  
1 votes:
If there's anything I learned from this experience, it's this:

1. Women, if you want to appear on TV, there's an unwritten social contract which declares that you must have a body within a certain range of thinness and attractiveness. (Unless you're portraying someone's middle-aged female relatives, or the comic relief whom everyone makes fun of. Then you can be as fat as you like. After all, late night comedians need SOMEONE topical they can make fat jokes about. You can't expect them to make fun of Oprah and Delta Burke forever.)

2. Any woman outside of the range of attractiveness who tries to pass herself off as a dynamic main character or sex object MUST be punished for her insolence. After all, a women's intrinsic value (that is, the one bestowed upon her solely by the nature of her biology) lies only in her fertility and potential as a mate. An unattractive woman who does not possess this value must not pass herself off as someone who does, otherwise she will face retribution. (Unattractive MEN will not face the same retribution, seeing as how their intrinsic nature-based value lies in their ability to provide for and protect their families--something they do not need to be attractive in order to do.)

3. Ugly women who transgress against the social contract for public appearance will often be punished just as ruthlessly by women as they will by men. Expect the phrase "she's a bad role model for little girls" to be uttered against such transgressive women, even though no one would think of looking at a fat or slightly pudgy man and declare "he's a bad role model for little boys!" (Do you think Patton Oswalt routinely stands around worrying whether or not he might be encouraging childhood sloth and obesity? Would people even think of accusing him of it? Hell no. )

I'd have no problem with shaming overweight people who appear in public into being healthier examples for others to follow, if such shaming fell equally among gender lines. Let's face it, no one cares or even notices if a guy on TV is huge. But a woman is often made to feel as though she's committed a crime by appearing in public while pudgy. (Like she's cheating the watcher out of viewing a thinner, more attractive girl.)
2012-10-04 02:45:40 PM  
1 votes:
I'd say she's even good as an example for the country's young people, many of whom are over weight. Yes, you are over weight, yes you know this, yes, you too can pretty much do whatever you want despite it and despite how people you don't know are on you about how you look.

I've never understood fatty hate. How empty is your life that you have enough time to become so angry about some person in a line somewhere, someone in traffic, or someone broadcasting the news? Are you so angry at people who smoke and drink? Are you so repulsed by men who wear wigs? Jesus Christ get a farking hobby and let people be happy with who they are.
2012-10-04 02:43:13 PM  
1 votes:

ChuDogg: Obfuscating the issue with hypotheticals and hyperbole isn't clever. It's apologizing for poor behavior. It isn't hard to understand that Obese people need rehabilitation and those that are close to them should organize an intervention. It's not like finding out somebody was abusing alcohol brings up volumes of problematic scenarios. No you just tell them to get help and fire them if they don't.

It's not like we have a shortage of applicants or anything.


Tell whom to get help? I'm not talking hyperbole here. I'm asking whom, exactly, you advocate firing for being overweight?
2012-10-04 02:39:31 PM  
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: omgwtfetc: Why? Because you wouldn't be aware of it otherwise?

When something happens very slowly, almost nobody notices the change. Is that a new concept to you?


You can't seriously believe that this guy thought the anchor didn't realize she was fat. Or that the vast majority of fat people don't realize they're fat. They may not want to do anything about it, and that's a whole different problem, but I have no respect for those making fun of fat people and then hiding behind the convenient "oh, I just wanted to warn you that you're fat because I'm so concerned". If you're going to be a dick, at least be honest about it.
2012-10-04 02:29:18 PM  
1 votes:
She will go down in history as turning a respectfully-written private email into a public whine-fest. She doesn't realize it now, but will eventually learn she hasn't taught anyone to stand up to bullying. She's taught everyone to have a thin skin and delusions that being that overweight should be socially acceptable. It's not on any level.

Bullying is mean-spirited taunting like "Fatty-fatty-two-by-four" or "Hey lardo, if you wear corduroy pants do your thighs catch on fire?". Bullying is not the email that was written, which was spot on for a local "celebrity" and the image she should be portraying.

/False outrage publicity stunt is false outrage publicity stunt.
//And yes. Al Roker was gross, too.
2012-10-04 02:15:42 PM  
1 votes:
She looks like the girl who was always cute and petite in high school, might have been a cheerleader, when on to college, never had a hard time was always popular, but never was into physical fitness.

She got a broadcasters job, which is basically no extertion, likes the free lunches and drinks she gets around town and in the station green room, since she has three kids more than likely has a nanny, because you know she isnt cleaning house and chasing the rugrats around.

So through her own fault of overeating and inactivity she has become close to being morbidly obese. And because she was always the cute one, she cannot handle when someone calls the very thing she used to despise and never was, and decides to make an issue out because it hurt her feelings.

She needs to join a gym and drop the fork. She leads a charmed lazy life and she gets upset because someone calls her fat? White people problems.

The guy was insenstive, but was pointing out the obvious.

I have been called dumbo becaue of my big ears, shorty, and baldy most of my life, but you do not see me going on the national news.
2012-10-04 02:13:26 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-10-04 02:08:04 PM  
1 votes:
I'm willing to bet that she'd look down on or even berate someone with an alcohol or drug problem, and not see any irony in it at all. She claims that being fat is just like being someone with different colored skin or sexuality, or like someone with a disability, but that's a self-serving load of crap.

Just like alcoholism and drug abuse, being overweight is 100% a personal choice.

While the email was tasteless and none of the guy's business, he's right. Obesity should be treated, not accepted.
2012-10-04 02:02:27 PM  
1 votes:

ultraholland: She made a public event out of a private email. This is all her making.


So... people should just keep their mouth shut when they perceive a social injustice being directed against them and people of their kind? They should just give up and accept it, without trying to rationalize to these people that they are actually human beings with feelings, and personal attacks are not the correct or even effective way to bring about change?

That is a terribly corrosive way of thinking, my friend.
2012-10-04 01:55:17 PM  
1 votes:
I have no problems with her being a fat role model.

I have problems with her being a role model who cannot keep a stiff upper lip, and instead of ignoring the guy who called her fat, ran to mommy and daddy and whined about it, and then turned it into a press junket to self promote herself.
2012-10-04 01:54:42 PM  
1 votes:
She looks like she's got some nice cans. Nothing worse than a flat-chested fat chick.
2012-10-04 01:54:04 PM  
1 votes:
Also, she'd never have gotten an on air job at a Spanish-speaking news station.
2012-10-04 01:53:24 PM  
1 votes:

capt.hollister: liam76: 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

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.

Are you guys seriously arguing that because she's a news anchor, her weight trumps her competence?


Are you seriously arguing that I said anything about competence?

/I didn't.
2012-10-04 01:52:37 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously? We're doing a thread about weather girls without examples of attractive weather girls? Let me get that started for you.

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2012-10-04 01:46:25 PM  
1 votes:

capt.hollister: Are you guys seriously arguing that because she's a news anchor, her weight trumps her competence ?


Only men are judged by their abilities. Women are judged exclusively on how horny they make us. Every knuckle-dragging troglodyte knows that.
2012-10-04 01:45:33 PM  
1 votes:

capt.hollister: Amurica...Fark Ya!: 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.

liam76: 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

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.

Are you guys seriously arguing that because she's a news anchor, her weight trumps her competence ?


I thought they were arguing about whether or not it's okay to be critical of her image because she put herself into the line of fire (TV)
2012-10-04 01:40:31 PM  
1 votes:

hdhale: Big women on TV (and these days that's size 14+, not a big as you think) are able to find work and be successful because they are comfortable with who they are and how they look. If she isn't...that's a major problem.


You spelled "Fat" wrong...
2012-10-04 01:39:49 PM  
1 votes:
Someone just didn't smile at me in the elevator!

BULLY!!!
2012-10-04 01:37:56 PM  
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: 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.


Big women on TV (and these days that's size 14+, not a big as you think) are able to find work and be successful because they are comfortable with who they are and how they look. If she isn't...that's a major problem.
2012-10-04 01:33:40 PM  
1 votes:

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


I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.
2012-10-04 01:31:10 PM  
1 votes:

someonelse: ChuDogg: someonelse: 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.

A smoker can put their butts out before school or throw on a patch. But a fat person will always be fat.

And children should be shielded from the existence of such people because ...?...


... they are poor role models. By definition their very existence is saying that poor self control is OK. Having no discipline is OK. Burdening society with outrageous health care costs that affect everybody is OK.

I don't want my children being exposed to these things as being OK. Im not asking to do it for me, just think of what are children are being exposed to and ask yourself "is THAT OK?"
2012-10-04 01:27:29 PM  
1 votes:
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".


This! In elementary school, I was chased home by switchblade-brandishing teenagers because they were the friends and older brother of a kid who didn't like me because "computer nerds can't wear baggy pants." - we were poor, and they were over-sized because that's what we found at Goodwill. I barely made it across the road through busy traffic and got home. The few times I went outside of the slum we lived in? I played pick-up nerf football, got a touchdown (was a pretty good runner) and then was subdued by a kid who knew martial arts, who choked me out and then sat on top of me and clawed at my face with his fingernails. When an older kid finally pulled him off, I was a bloody mess and had to go to the hospital. Another time, a group of older kids took the steel support polls from a chain-link fence that they had just torn apart and beat me with it because I was playing by myself and I was a loser.

Someone pointing out that you are obese when you are very farking obese isn't bullying.

/not all bullying is physical of course
//daughter in kindergarten is having a hard time with boys who exclude her from any "boy" activities.

fark bullies - but fark fat people who can't admit they're fat, too.
2012-10-04 01:27:25 PM  
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This is what a female news-anchor should look like:

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(hot... but you knew that)
2012-10-04 01:26:58 PM  
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ChuDogg: someonelse: 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.

A smoker can put their butts out before school or throw on a patch. But a fat person will always be fat.


And children should be shielded from the existence of such people because ...?...
2012-10-04 01:26:51 PM  
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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.


How dare she be fat in a public place.
2012-10-04 01:26:05 PM  
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Without endorsing the use of the term "bullying":

the lawyer in question is clearly one of those people who goes through life hated by most people forced to deal with him. He tells himself this is because they can't handle they way he brings the truth. He is the person Heinlein meant when he said "a skunk is better company than someone who prides himself on being frank." He will likely die alone, and deserve to.
2012-10-04 01:24:55 PM  
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someonelse: 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.


A smoker can put their butts out before school or throw on a patch. But a fat person will always be fat.
2012-10-04 01:24:19 PM  
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I'm not one to "bully" someone about their weight, but calling her curvy in TFA is a little ridiculous
2012-10-04 01:21:02 PM  
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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 01:18:59 PM  
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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 01:13:00 PM  
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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 01:01:35 PM  
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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 12:58:59 PM  
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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 12:58:21 PM  
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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 12:55:55 PM  
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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 12:55:25 PM  
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The article claims she's "curvy."

She is not curvy. She's a farking cow.
2012-10-04 12:53:04 PM  
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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 12:52:00 PM  
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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 12:51:30 PM  
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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 12:47:03 PM  
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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 12:46:42 PM  
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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 12:46:11 PM  
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Cewley: glad to see farkers sticking up for some asshole personal injury lawyer.

2012-10-04 12:44:42 PM  
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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 12:44:25 PM  
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The viewer is rude, the anchor is fat. Let's get back to the news.
2012-10-04 12:43:59 PM  
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media4.onsugar.com

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 12:42:07 PM  
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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 12:37:36 PM  
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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 12:32:52 PM  
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Jesus Christ we get it, she's ok with being sweaty, fat, porky porker pig. Let it go already.
2012-10-04 12:31:55 PM  
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I was excited when I read the headline as "Ron Burgundy" - now, not so much.
 
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