I’m overweight – it’s a fact. I know it, I’m not proud of it – it’s a struggle; but I know I am. Admitting and accepting that fact is a hard task – having someone tell you that you are is mortifying. I heard that skinny people do not like to be called “skinny” – they see it as an insult, and though I would rather be called “skinny” then “overweight” (or any other overweight term) – I understand where they come from. My weight does not define who I am.
Last week big Hollywood producer that tweets any thought that pops in his head without thinking, tweeted this:
Needless to say it caused an uproar, but he couldn’t let it be and when another site picked the story up, he chose to try to switch the blame around on them:
And in his own sarcastic way:
And continuing with the sarcasm:
I would so wish the flight attendant in question would come forward as I no doubt this individual is well within the healthy weight guidelines. So his arm came in contact with the flight attendant a few times during the flight- Wow, that must be a terrible thing for a big Hollywood person to have to deal with.
I don’t care who you are – you don’t call someone overweight, fat, skinny, etc… And you certainly don’t continue with the bashing and expect to not have any backlash from it and then complain about the backlash. If he truly wanted it to go away, he’d say: “I was having a bad day, I never should of tweeted that.” That way, he isn’t admitting he’s wrong (since it’s quite obvious from all his tweets he doesn't think he is), but it is kind of a half *ssed way of apologizing without really apologizing.
So yeah, just in case you need to know – it isn’t right to call someone “overweight”.
Not all overweight people are overweight due to over eating (which so many of his supporters seem to think – I won’t even subject you to those comments); some of it is genetic, some may be in the process of losing, some may be sick, some may be on medications……but it doesn’t matter-you just don’t do that! And since over the years, Dana’s weight has fluctuated, I would think he’d be a little more sensitive to this issue and definitely would know better.
Yes, Dana – your comment was wrong; sometimes it is best to take your phone and just put it in your pocket (I’d suggest putting it somewhere else, but I try to run a clean show on this blog).