Laurie and Debbie say:
We’re no strangers to the stupid things people think and say about fat, but we can still occasionally be gobsmacked by new levels in stupidity.
This week, we’ve found two.
First, we have this completely not fat-related article about San Francisco’s wild parrots and whether or not they should be fed by tourists. The reasons to limit tourist feeding are that “the parrots are harmed by relying on the handouts instead of fending for themselves, and are more susceptible to spreading and catching disease.” Even though this is hardly a topic you’d expect to lead to stupid fat comments, this gem leaps out:
Barbara Perrow, a visitor from New Haven, Conn., says “… protecting them from feeding is a good idea. Obesity is a real problem in this country, and you have to start somewhere.”
Second, from what is mostly just a silly scare article on internal body fat (with no underlying statistics to bolster their theories), we find this stunner:
“Being thin doesn’t automatically mean you’re not fat,” said Dr. Jimmy Bell, a professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London.
Can you top these? We’ll collect goodies until the end of the month, and then send a free inscribed copy of Women En Large to anyone who finds a worse one.