“Your butt is wide, well mine is too, Just watch your mouth or I’ll sit on you.”
-Weird Al Yankovic, “Fat”
It’s safe to say we live in a world of hypocrites and trolls, the petty and the inconsiderate, the scared and the sheltered. I could go on forever, but everyone is content in their safe zone and no one is paying attention.
However, there are plenty of others whom people seem to obsess about on a daily basis – and then insult them for whatever reason. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for insulting people, but I’m more of a traditionalist and prefer face to face confrontation or strategically-placed opinions that will eventually be passed on to the person whom it is intended for. Disclaimer: there’s really no chance I will meet anyone I talk about on this blog because they wouldn’t waste their time finding me.
I think society is mentally-ill. We make things public on purpose without common sense, get incredibly hurt by comments and reactions, and then somehow preach the way life should be (which is ironically the opposite of how said person initial acted) during a rebuttal. Let’s focus on people who have been labeled fat shamers.
Until Microsoft removes that stupid red line underneath shamers that makes me feel unintelligent then I will offer a definition: Shamers- Uninformed Pretenders. When it comes to fat shamers, I don’t think they actually know what fat is. Unless they are from the Southeast or Wisconsin. Come to think of it, I guess most of America has a good idea of what fat is based on just walking in public and/or staring in the mirror. There’s a point, trust me. Obviously not everyone is fat, but there are a lot of overweight and imperfect bodies in the country whether that is self-inflicted or beyond someone’s control, but there are also a lot of people insulting others who appear heavy. To sum up, a lot of people have no room to talk (or move around comfortably).
Before I state the following, I must inform the handful of people who accidently came to this site that this is the only form of social media I am on and get my irrelevant news through headlines on sites like Yahoo. With that being said, people calling Ariel Winter or Rihanna fat is beyond ridiculous for two reasons. Reason first, people desperately need lives. Reason second, they aren’t fat! There’s a difference between them and you. They have one unflattering candid picture and tons of flattering shots. You can’t get your license picture right even after prepping all day for the photo. And how long does it take for you to get the right selfie to post?
On the contrary, from a psychological standpoint, maybe people like Winter and Rihanna are incredibly self-conscious about their weight (duh). Jabbing back and forth with trolls is a waste of time for two reasons. Reason first, celebrities desperately need lives. Reason second, referring to someone as a fat shamer while in an argument is only implying that you think you are, in fact, fat.
We’re all at fault here. Winter is not even close to being obese, but she gives women who truly struggle with weight an unrealistic view on life. It reminds me of when heavy women compare themselves to Marilyn Monroe. Do you know what curves actually are? How are you being you while offering a delusional comparison. I’m not trying to be mean, but have you ever researched her weight or seen a picture of the icon? Next, Rihanna should know very well that she isn’t overweight – for the longest time I thought she was unhealthily thin – so she should just ignore the envious. I mean look what happened when she talked back to Chris Brown; she needs to be careful. Lastly, people need to just stop concentrating on pointless drivel (like this blog) and stop acting like idiots. I’m an idiot shamer I guess. Who am I to judge?
Pope Francis says that. You can’t shame the Pope, so why not just accept that fact that no one is perfect.