So this is probably going to be dubbed as some sort of copy-cat post. I don’t mind, I’m giving credit where credit is due.
I found the first post that set my radar off from Robyns Online World. Joie and I were both very fortunate recently and got to meet Robyn and a few others at Show Me the Blog Conference in St. Louis, MO. Robyn is the same offline and in person as she is online. I have been trying to do better with visiting other sites like our own and it’s hard to stay on top of posts with all that my family has had going on here at home. Nothing major, but enough to keep us busy for sure.
Robyn keeps poking me to vlog more. I expect her to show up at my door with a whip and threaten me to vlog or bust. (seriously)
One of the very first posts I read was “Fat Blogging”. Please, hop on over to Robyn’s site and read the entire post.
Last night I was on twitter and noticed a tweet from someone in regards to that post. So I thought I’d click on through and see what new comments there were. It was an entirely new post! I was on my iPod so I didn’t click through to her links. I saved that for today. After what I read I knew I would be making my own post. Read the 2nd post Robyn made. Fat People Are Humans Too Ya Know.
Now I have a sense of humor, sometimes it’s overly warped – but that’s ME. I have no plans to change who I am to satisfy anyone. I’m here to please God, myself and my family.
So this brings me to why Robyn wrote her post, and why I’m writing my post. (take note that Maura states that she’ll never become a fashion victim.)
Maura Kelly on Mike and Molly – Overweight Couples on Television
“So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.”
Copy and pasted direct from the link above. Believe me, I’m not going to take credit for that comment in any way shape or form. (pun intended) It’s all her’s. But seriously, do people REALLY think this way? How do you compare a person that is overweight to one that is drunk or high on heroine? It’s not like we’re ducks waddling across the room with donuts falling out of our armpits.
Do people really have views that are this shallow and ignorant? (yes, I said ignorant) Maura returns later to update her post with a public apology. Why? Because she was so shallow and truly thinks those things? Or was Marie Claire upset that there are several people unsubscribing?
Please Maura, keep your apology you really have made it clear what you think of those that are overweight. Did you not see how that could offend someone? Don’t answer that. If you do, then I will not hold myself responsible for what I say next.
Some of may or may not remember when I got seriously ticked off over a blog post titled “Airport People“. That is my post, I’m done feeding the trolls. (we had a site crash and the original w/ images was lost which is also why there are no comments, it can stay comment free as far as I’m concerned.)
I’m going to make an assumption here, I try not to make those because … well we all know what they say about those folks that make assumptions. But I bet that the author of the Marie Claire article is thin. Has always had the “pleasure” of being thin. Perhaps ignorant and closed minded. (yes I said it again)
I want to wrap this post up before I head off to the nursing home, and Maura if you read this I’d love to hear your take on Nursing Home Residents. I REALLY WOULD! Perhaps you would enlighten us on your views of the poor and homeless as well. In the morning with your choice of beverage, may you enjoy a donut that was recently thrown from boughs of my fat armpits. (I didn’t shave.)Please don’t let that distress you.
Thank you Maura, and thank you Robyn. I’ll be taking more photos and posting my “fat face” all over our website. We have already started this using our site header. Maybe I should add a touch of sarcasm and photo-shop a donut in there for a Halloween Treat.
My most recent tweet, dripping with sarcasm. Listen To Your Body …