"Oh, but this is not a matter of “glorifying” obesity. Glorifying obesity would take multiple TV shows depicting fat folks riding unicorns and devouring warm pies whilst counting the bags of money they’ve gained from being fat. Indeed, if simply putting fat people on television was enough to “glorify” obesity, then The Biggest Loser should have done the trick years ago. It hasn’t, because The Biggest Loser is a show built on the humiliation and punishment (self-inflicted or otherwise) of fat people. When we say that putting fat people on television will “glorify” their bodies, what we really mean is that we are uncomfortable giving fat people any attention that is not overtly negative. Because fat people need to be told: don’t be fat. Being fat means you are not entitled to a normal life. Being fat means you are not entitled to love. Being fat means you are not entitled to humanity, much less dignity."
YES THIS. what even does ‘glorify obesity’ MEAN? i have yet to see one piece of mainstream media depict fat people as a thing to aspire to, a thing to be PROUD of. comedic devices? check. pathetic cases to juxtapose the hero/ine against? absolutely. there is nothing in the world in general that routinely glorifies the condition of non-thin bodies and to suggest otherwise is just not correct. seeing this quote was needed.