Usually, when you think of fat shaming, you think of people making fun of fat people for being fat. Well Casey Chan over at Kinja has taken fat shaming to a whole new level: he’s berating fat itself. Fat, as in the substance that makes up a significant portion of everyone’s bodies.
I feel bad for the poor little Fat Blob. What did he ever do to Chan? As far as I can tell, he’s just chillin’ out with his homies at AnatomyWarehouse.com, minding his own business. Apparently, he is vile. Not only that, but Chan said he would feel like throwing up every time he saw him. I guess the part that really rubbed Blobby the wrong way was when Casey started talking about life choices:
“But as disgusting as this pound of fat is, I think if I put this blubber model on my desk, I would instantly make better life decisions. The all seeing eye of the one pound god of fat would prevent me from ordering fatty feasts during lunchtime, make sure I get up to walk around every hour and cause me to shudder and hurl every time I look at it.”
The implication is that fat comes from making poor life decisions. The further implication is made that fat itself is frightening, something people should fear. Truth be told, fat outside of the confines of one’s body is pretty weird looking, but so is someone’s brain or left deltoid. How far does the fat-fear go? When does the All-Seeing Eye of the One Pound God of Fat relent? Can you breathe easily at 20% body fat? 15%? 5%? Will sinners roast in Fatty Hell? I bet it’ll smell delicious.