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News Anchor Responds to Viewer Email Calling Her Fat

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    This has gone viral (shadup Reality), I'm guessing most of you have seen it already. If not.

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  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I had not seen it, thanks for posting it.
  3. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    I wonder if she tells smokers that its bad for them and they should stop
  4. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    That's not really the point of the video.
  5. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Active Member

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    It kind of is.

    Would it be acceptable for a news person to be on air smoking a cigarette? No.

    How about sitting up there drinking a margarita?

    Obesity seems to be a taboo topic. But it is the leading cause of preventable death in America. We can judge everyone else and what they do, just don't ever try to tell an overweight person that they are unhealthy and they are setting a bad example.

    I personally don't think the email that was sent was harsh or in any way bullying. The viewer expressed an opinion, since when did that become being a bully?

    Do I think she has a right to be on air? Absolutely. Do I think she is living a healthy life style...no.
  6. KLJ

    KLJ Member

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    1. that email was not that bad. obesity is a major problem and i think he brought up his concerns in as nice a way as possible.

    2. she talks about setting an example but what kind of example is she setting for her kids by being obese? i'm willing to bet her kids are chubby already.
  7. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    This is a good post.
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    The email was a load of crap. I don't think it was "bullying" either, but it certainly was not necessary. It is no business of his what she looks like, and presumptive of him to think she is there to "set an example".

    Seems to me the "opinion" he is expressing is his own intolerance. HOW DARE that news show employ a female who doesn't look like a model!

    Sigh.
  9. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    My point exactly
  10. KLJ

    KLJ Member

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    yea, i didn't see it that way at all.
  11. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Active Member

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    So expressing your point of view is no longer necessary? Why are there interventions for alcholics and drug users? Because people can be self destructive. Obesity is no different. And it typically results in the children of obese people having an unhealthy view on diet as well.
  12. JBond

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    Fat people are a giant issue. They are costing us billions every year. It has nothing to do with tolerance. It has to do with them eating away our limited resources through their bad behavior. Medical costs and food costs are dramatically effected by fat people. Heck, dragging their fat Jabba the Hut bodies around town in a car uses more fuel.
  13. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Active Member

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    Now that would be cruel and bullying, even though the point being made is mostly true.
  14. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    I'm sorry but I don't feel bad for her, at all. She says she knows she's fat but does nothing about it.

    Apparently, it's become very cool to play the victim and have people feel sorry for you in this country.
  15. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Alright....maybe I should have left out the Jabba part. I have to admit, it is getting a bit old to see shopping carts filled to the brim with crap food at the supermarket being pushed by the kid because the mom is so big she requires a motorized scooter to make it to the cookie isle.
  16. rocboy22

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    this woman is an idiot, and so are the producers of the news show. this crap should not have made the air.
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The guy condemned her and basically said if she is going to be fat, she shouldn't be on the air.
  18. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I disagree. The idiot is the guy who sent the email. Her life is none of his business. If he doesn't want to see an overweight news person, change the channel.
  19. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    But, why should we care about this?

    As if things aren't said to regular sized news anchors on a regular basis. Should they all start whining about mean letters they receive on air? Clearly her skin isn't as thick as she thinks it is.

    There isn't an ounce of sympathy in my body for overweight people who have complete control of their body. If it is because of a condition, then fine. If it isn't then shame on you.
  20. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    Of course her life is none of his business. But when you go on TV, and you provide your email address to viewers, you are going to get emails like this - which in my opinion was not bullying whatsoever. I don't agree with the guy sending the email, but I also don't agree with this woman and the news show using it in the manner they did.

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