I don’t see anything wrong with the 1st picture BUT ruty your argument is bad. “Fat is pretty much the norm in most developed countries”. So? Just cause it’s the norm doesn’t make it okay. You know how embarrassing it is to be American? I need to lose 20lbs which I’m working on & I get so pissed when people tell me “You don’t need to lose 20lbs then you’ll be way too skinny! You’re not fat!” I know I’m not fat but I am slightly over weight and it’s not okay with me. Just cause everyone else is fat doesn’t mean it’s okay.
first off, that woman is not fat – she is morbidly obese. being pregnant is not a valid excuse for having six chins, four necks and greasy ginger hair.
lulz – if you need to lose 20 pounds, you are definitely a fatty. ‘slightly overweight’ is like nicole richie when she was pregnant. stop whining about your weight problem on the internet and go for a run.
Lulz, you’re embarrassed to be American because you’re overweight? How does that work? But we definitely do a lot of apologizing for obesity in this country because we don’t want the fat people to feel bad, so we let them believe fat is normal and okay, and then when people are thin we make fun of them for being anorexic, which of course they’re not. It is pretty ass backwards.
vincent, a healthy weight range is about 20 pounds. If Lulz is 5’2″, her healthy weight range is about 110-130 lbs, so she could be 130 and still be alright, or even if she’s 140, she’s only 10 lbs overweight, which isn’t that much.
People in America have it ass backwards. Those that aren’t fat and just aren’t toned think they are fat and those that are just flat out fat either don’t realize it or refuse to stop going to McDonald’s everyday and go home and cook a meal instead. America has put so much reliance on something being there right then that they fail to realize convenience is causing all the problems. Places in Europe have fat people too just not as many cause they actually cook their meals at home. As for the first pic that girl is fat and being pregnant is no excuse for being fat. That is as bad as saying “I am eating for 2 now”
Ladies and gentlemen, please do not feed the trolls.
They are kind of like a homeless friend. In the beginning he’s all “I’m so sorry, as soon as I find a job then I will pay you back everything. Thank you so much, I’ll sleep on the couch and clean everything and I won’t eat anything! Thanks!” Next thing you know it’s a year and a half later, he hasn’t paid you anything since the first month when he sold a batch of heroin, he hasn’t looked for a job or left the house since he bought a handgun for “like, protection man”, you can’t walk across your apartment without tripping over 3 empty pizza boxes he ordered (with your card) and a sock (yours) that someone (he) used to masturbate in.
Why are people still apologizing for not liking how fat people look? Shouldn’t fat people apologize for being fat and demanding that people think it’s ok? Because it’s not ok and it’s not normal. It’s a sign of health problems, overeating, and/or lack of exercise, and there’s a reason too much fat doesn’t look good.
why would you want to be nice to fat people? not only are they aesthetically hideous, they are a burden on society and the environment. fat people are, through their excessive and unnecessary consumption, intrinsically selfish and greedy individuals, and should be made to feel ashamed of their weight on a daily basis.
j1000k – i thought fat people were supposed to be jolly. obese and invidious is definitely not a good look. i would suggest you buy a very sturdy treadmill and stop polluting the internet with your bitter tirades.
lametothemin – 140 pounds is definitely not ok, unless she is a giantess. these fat americans could learn a thing or two from the late sheikh bin laden. yes, he made a few mistakes, but he was a principled and moderate man with a great figure for his age.
Bin Laden made a few mistakes? I thought a mistake was forgetting to put the milk back in the fridge, not killing thousands of people who happen to have a different take on spirituality than you. Obesity is a problem, I agree. I do not, however, condone a radical judgment projected to thousands based on simple ignorance…perhaps you are not ignorant, and just a bitter, lonely, judgmental person who finds himself alone after ostracizing pretty much everyone who is not you. Either way, sir, you are incredibly silly.
Obesity is caused, in most cases, by eating too much and/or having a sedantry lifetyle. Even if you’re not religious, you can still surely see why gluttony and sloth are considered to be sins by pretty much every culture that has ever existed.
The fact is, the personal qualities that result in 99.9% of fat people being fat are character flaws. Being fat is an outward physical manifestation of having a shitty personality. If you’re fat, then 999 times out of 1000 it’s because you’re greedy and lazy (both of which make you a bad person, period) and that’s why I hate you – not directly because of how you look.
Before this gets out of hand, I didn’t mean to suggest fat people should be vilified or made fun of. I just don’t think we are doing anyone any favors by making excuses for it. If someone had cancer, we wouldn’t be like, “Oh, don’t worry, a lot of people have cancer, so it’s not a big deal.” We’d be like, “Oh shit, you need to take care of that!” It should be the same with obesity. Also, we should stop using “curvy” as a euphemism for “fat,” but that’s just personal pet peeve of mine.
As a registered therapist, in many cases that I see extreme obesity is usually triggered by some kind of emotional or physical trauma. The same thing can be said for those who experience a similar trauma, and then become obsessive about control concerning weight. Granted, some people are lazy, some don’t value health, etc. And yes, those are character flaws. My issue is with the broad statement that “fat people are bad people”. I just cant believe a funny picture of a pregnant lady could generate this kind of hatred.
And for the record, I’m female, 6 ft, 160lbs, and i run about two miles a day. I also like cheesecake.
makeme, model sizing doesn’t really count as real sizing. They like the clothes to look like they’re on hanger, hence, really skinny models.
bstof, that reminds me of that show Ruby. She got to 700 pounds and they think it’s because she was sexually abused as a child, so the excessive eating was, her therapist said, an extended suicidal gesture. Pretty sad, really. But the good news–she’s down to about 360 now.
IHAT FAT PEOPLE…they’re disgusting. Howcan you look in the mirror and be ok with all the nasty, disgusting fat hanging off your body? The rolls…the cellulite…so f*ckin gross. Add me on facebook though! etownege@gmail(.)com
I hope you meant 140 pounds isn’t healthy for 5’2″ and not as a blanket statement. That’d be retarded. As is, you are just being mildly stupid. Weight, until it gets excessive, can be irrelevant. A woman could be, ‘thick,’ with that full hourglass figure, but despite being heavier than your little boy-hipped girls of today’s perfection, she might look awesome and not at all fat. Chill on the assumptions, dude. Weight can vary for each person.
Not to mention, I’ve met heavy people that have legit excuses. Steroids for illnesses, thyroid malfunction, knee injury that they struggle to work around, etc. Saying all fat people ate lazy, greedy, disgusting people is just another ignorant blanket you tards should smother yourself with. Plenty of people are fat, but I am sure the general consensus is unhappiness. If they bitch, you can tell them to exercise. If they raise their kids to be whales, you can huff. Otherwise? Let them ruin their lives and die from obesity-related complications.
does nobody remember a time when weight standards were defined by what was acceptable in culture? my mom married my dad because in south korea, people who were chubby were considered to be more wealthy. yes, this makes my mom incredibly shallow, but i mean, good god. it’s like nobody remembers a time when marilyn monroe was the acceptable norm for beauty. or the rotund paintings of the renaissance period?
or did nobody pay any attention in history/sociology classes?
Regardless of how you feel about fat people, can we all agree that posting pictures of your pregnant belly is fucking disgusting? If your family is into that shit, then fine — give them the pictures of your swollen womb. But LEAVE THAT SHIT OFF FACEBOOK. Nobody else wants to see it! Not to mention, do people have no sense of privacy anymore?
It’s like the parents that post hundreds of pics of their children, from birth to first bowel movement. Your children are not going to be happy when they grow up and cannot erase these embarrassing images from the internet.
Someone wise once said, NEVER trust a fat man. Specifically, unless the person is sick or it’s a side effect of medicine, in almost every case he is lazy, undisciplined, sloppy enough to let himself go, and/or hates himself.
@makeme – I have had pregnant friends. None of them looked like Jabba the Hutt. If you think it’s ok to gain 100 pounds when you’re carrying a little tiny baby, you’re just using the pregnancy as an excuse and not actually thinking about the kid.
knee injury? thyroid malfunction? unhappiness? i hope you’re joking, you fat malingerer. fat people have one thing in common – they eat far more than they should. think about the high cost of treating obesity-related illnesses, the environmental damage caused by the mass production of low-quality, high-fat foods to fuel your gluttonous appetites.
in terms of their negative impact on society, fat people cause far more damage than drug addicts, alcoholics and terrorists. it is easy to stop being fat: just eat less, and get off your lardy arse once in a while.
Nonarenee — When I lived in South Korea, chubby people were often ridiculed and stared at in a bad way. Generally speaking, South Koreans put quite a bit of effort into eating healthy and staying fit. Sadly, it’s becoming more common for children to be overweight, perhaps due to an increase in the Lotterias, Burger Kings and other fast food restaurants. At what time period did South Koreans find chubby people desirable? I’m just curious.
At first glance, I really did think that picture of the Easter Egg painting was of a plus sized woman. Didn’t think she was pregnant. But then I thought to myself, why would any, for lack of a better word, fat person put up a picture of their gut?! Unless, they were drunk. In any case, these kids have turned Facebook into a mockery. I love it! Lamebook turns the sometimes dull days at work into fun fun fun fun!
They do look happy in that photo, so now I’m a little torn on the issue… Nah, I still think we need to start shaming people into losing weight like we used to do before political correctness. Really people, it’s not ok to be fat.
I definitely agree that obesity is unattractive and detrimental, but the blanket statements that are being made are rather ignorant. I have a family member who is overweight, and they eat well and exercise vigorously 5 times a week. However, they have no thyroid; it was destroyed during radiation treatment of a tumor. Therefore, it is incredibly difficult for them to lose weight. That’s hardly “greedy” or “lazy” or whatever.
Jesus Christ you guys are ridiculous lol. I am 5’8 and pretty much all my extra 15lbs is in my ass. I gained like 15-20lbs when I got on fuckin’ birth control. Also I can’t just “go for a run” because I’m waiting to have my 3rd knee surgery. It’s a vicious cycle. (I’m only 23 and am on knee surgery #3 for stupid extra cartilage that gets caught in my joint). I’m not even technically overweight yet… I’m just not comfortable with how I look.
Wait. Why am I defending myself to anonymous people on the Internet? sigh.
Also I’m not saying women should be stick-thin. Seeing a super skinny woman is MORE disgusting to me than seeing an obese person. I’ve always had curves and a butt and whatnot but yeah. Whatever. I just want a flatter tummy and slimmer thighs, goddammit!
All I know is my sister got like that when she was pregnant, and the doctor told her it was unhealthy, not only for herself, but for the baby as well. Chance of gestational diabetes and all that. I have no personal experience on this one, as I’ve never been pregnant – or fat.
@dasher11: Get pregnant and see how long you have “privacy” after that.
Everyone wants to touch your stomach. Everyone wants to ask questions that are none of their business. Everyone thinks they have carte blanche to tell you about their birthing experiences. Everyone thinks they are entitled to tell you how to raise your child (who isn’t even born yet!). Everyone thinks that you WANT their advice.
And the doctor visits are just wrong. Everyone that walks into the room will want to look up your business. EVERYONE. And heaven help you if you are giving birth in a teaching hospital. They roam in packs of 10.
So, seriously, once you get pregnant, you have no more privacy and lose most of your dignity. And you wonder why they would feel ok putting up pictures of their bare stomach? *laughs insanely and walks away*
@poopbackandforth- my parents met in the late 70′s/early 80′s. but it was instilled in my mom and all of her siblings to, for the love of god, marry a chubby white person. i think from my grandparents time, it was common that poor people were skinny and wealthy people had more meat on them. being larger was a sign of status. but in our culture, it’s backwards.
Yes, but see the bottom of the picture is cut off and in my mind I see his fingers wrapped around her stomach flap *shudder*.
They look very happy and I am happy for them and I hope their little bundle of joy enters this world perfectly healthy. But seriously there are things you should use discretion on, she is very overweight and if she chooses that lifestyle that is her choice. But being pregnant is not a ticket to exposing your belly thinking you can now blame the round belly on a fetus who at most will weigh about 10 pounds. She didn’t even look that far along in the picture as you could clearly see two fat rolls up high. If she were further along those rolls would be smoother as they are being pushed out under the rounded uterus. So I agree, bad idea on taking the picture much less posting it.
Wandr I agree also with the horrible clothing choices. Pink maternity shirt with red sweatpants, I think not!
i punch these fat trashes in face..haha..they are like fat garbage showing ther fat all to the world like it some priz to be fat with egg painted on fat disgustng belly. These 3rd Kind of Humans, they should never approach me at all. i hate these categories & That should never happen. Dont waste my time. I am here Mainly for Straight Respectful Women Only. Anyway, let us leave that silly matter. Main thing for me is to be Huge, Muscular and be successful in life with Much More Wealth & Power. If these fat Trashes went to gym like Suroor and worked hard to be Big and Huge like me then they might find Happiness but no they are fat like cows. who wnats women like that? not Suroor. But to also go behind a Girl or to Flirt, Suroor must be Born again or in the next Generation. I will never let Down my Dignity or Self respect at any Cost. never especilly for fat trashes who bark like dogs.
i have no more time for these silliness. i must go pet my Kittens and find Children to Play with and inject storids b4 i got to work out on my huge arms so that they may be more huge and someday i will be Famous Villain.
@ Vincent, you sound just like my mother…I hate that bitch. That being said I have never been fat and she has instilled a great sense of pride in me, gym 4-5 times a week with a very active outdoor lifestyle. If I have a kid I will probably be the same. Fit & healthy teens have it far easier in school!
@Spanka, you sound like me. I’m morbidly obese but make comments like “I go to the gym 5x a week” and “even when I am pregnant and have kids I’ll still be fit” because it’s fun to live in another life. When in reality we wouldn’t feel the need to make these comments if they were true.
We should really start doing those things because being fat is disgusting, but lying about it is worse.
I don’t understand why women take pregnancy pics where they expose their huge bellies. Yeah, I want a reminder of when I was huge, uncomfortable, waddling and peeing every time I laughed. No thank you.
@ femalefitnessforlife, Sorry if you are a big fat fatty, high school must have sucked for you, fat kids have no friends. Sad but true…My mum was a mega bitch but she was right about that. And no kid of mine will become a fat turd either. I think it’s form abuse to allow your kid to be over weight, to be judged and picked on when it is so easily avoided.
@ notsofast, see that is my whole point. Fat kids have no friends and get picked on!! It’s the parents fault, they are setting their kids up for a fall. That being said if that little bully was my kid he would be packed off to boarding school fast his head would spin. He got everything he deserved.
Btw, I was pregnant and gained a total of 15 lbs(hmm, baby=8.5 lbs, placenta= the rest lol) and dropped back down to my pre- baby weight literally 2 days after delivery.
btw, here’s a picture of me a week before i delivered. http://www.flickr(.)com/photos/60443747@N07/5713817389/in/photostream/
Yea, also, I could conceal my pregnant belly so people wouldn’t even know I was pregnant, and people who didn’t know me assumed I was only 7 months along.
Also, pregnancy is NOT an excuse to get fat because you HAVE to eat healthy and it’s advised to exercise to help with labor. So whoever says, “I’m pregnant, I can eat whatever I want” is full of shit. Or, I mean, baby,
I beat all you bitches..I was pregnant and actually lost weight and you couldn’t ever tell I was pregnant! When I came to the hospital the nurse was all like, “Hunny you ain’t pregnant!” I was like “bitch please, look between my legs you will see the head”. Never seen a nurse move so fast! Gave birth to a 15 pound baby, and left in size 0 jeans. Then I put the baby on a diet too. Had the only baby in the world that could wear legit skinny jeans. Beat that. I will upload my playboy pics I took after having the baby..just give me a sec to find that link…..
Wow!! I never realized how intolerant people are. And honestly society decides what is “ideal” for weight. Curvy girls are way better than skinny bean poles. And this is coming from someone whom is not overweight