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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
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2012-10-04 12:29:56 PM  
6 votes:
She sounds fat
2012-10-04 12:29:59 PM  
4 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 12:51:45 PM  
3 votes:
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or 1 biggun

2012-10-04 12:39:37 PM  
3 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 12:35:32 PM  
3 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 04:34:25 PM  
2 votes:

pixeled: theflatline: 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.

So.. you've read her medical history? You know her blood/thyroid/liver functions?

oh, that's right, you haven't.

Seriously theflatline, you have no gauge on how many thyroids she eats.
2012-10-04 03:56:31 PM  
2 votes:
"But the camera adds 10 pounds."

"Good lord how many cameras are on her."
2012-10-04 01:03:39 PM  
2 votes:

D135: He should have used the complement sandwich.


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

I bet she'd love that sandwich
2012-10-04 12:32:52 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus Christ we get it, she's ok with being sweaty, fat, porky porker pig. Let it go already.
2012-10-04 11:57:04 AM  
2 votes:
The asshole who sent her hate mail is the real victim here.
2012-10-04 10:46:48 AM  
2 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 11:54:58 PM  
1 vote:

insertsnarkyusername: STOP CALLING FAT WOMEN CURVY! That's not what it means and now every fat girl describes herself as curvy. I actually like curvy women, I'm tired of 8 out 10 of the women that describe themselves that way being morbidly obese.

Yep. the word "curvy" usually implies the presence of more than one curve. When there's only a single curve, the word you're looking for is "round".
2012-10-04 11:30:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:19:01 PM  
1 vote:
CSB Time

This all has reminded me of a college professor who was really, really large. She used the elevator to get to her office (on the 4th floor) and to get to class (most were on the 2nd and 3rd). I was in the first class of her teaching day at 9:55 am. It was those days I would see her come into the building as I was on my way to my 8:50 class which was just down the hall from where we had our 9:55. As I hoofed it to the stairwell, she would take the elevator like clockwork for those three days of the week. Another guy was in both of my classes and he saw this too. He had the bright idea to test her ability to use the stairs. He went to class early that day for our 8:50 and put a "ELEVATOR OUT OF SERVICE" sign on the elevator door. Walking to class I noticed her walk up to the elevator with a discouraged look on her face. I kept on my way to my 8:50. Class was over, went down the hall to my 9:55 and there was a sign on the dry eraser board that said "ALL CLASSES CANCELED TODAY FOR PROFESSOR S". Shaking my head, I turned to see my classmate with a shiat eating grin on his face.

If you have a professor that uses an elevator and don't feel like going to class, give it a try.

//CSB over and out
2012-10-04 03:56:28 PM  
1 vote:
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 vote:
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 02:13:26 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-04 01:54:04 PM  
1 vote:
Also, she'd never have gotten an on air job at a Spanish-speaking news station.
2012-10-04 01:46:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:41:21 PM  
1 vote:

stampylives: So, the evil viewer in question used the word obese? Well, guess what, obese is a medical term defined as having a BMI of 30 or above. Guess what, she clearly does, unless she is wearing a king sized pillow under those jackets.

If someone calls the sky blue, are they bullying the sky?

Whatever, you don't know the sky, you don't even watch it regularly
2012-10-04 01:39:49 PM  
1 vote:
Someone just didn't smile at me in the elevator!

2012-10-04 01:39:29 PM  
1 vote:

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.

You realize Lumberg f*cked her, right?
2012-10-04 01:29:45 PM  
1 vote:
The only reason someone should have legs that big is if they regularly squat 400lb+.
2012-10-04 01:21:54 PM  
1 vote:
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Doing a little digging confirms that she is indeed, fat.
2012-10-04 01:13:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:08:39 PM  
1 vote:

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

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2012-10-04 01:01:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:49:30 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:49:29 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:47:03 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:45:27 PM  
1 vote:
She's got the wrong guy from Office Space defending her.

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2012-10-04 12:44:34 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:37:36 PM  
1 vote:
I just want to say this:

Damn, I hope that AW porker comes on FARK and reads these threads
2012-10-04 12:33:42 PM  
1 vote:
Is this going to be one of those threads where farkers admit they love "curves" when they mean fatties?
2012-10-04 12:31:55 PM  
1 vote:
I was excited when I read the headline as "Ron Burgundy" - now, not so much.
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