I hate fat comments. I hate fat jokes and everything that goes with that. I don't care that it wasn't aimed at me, I don't care that it's just a joke or an 'observation.' I hate it.
It makes me uncomfortable when people say things about fat people in front of me, such as complaining that they take up two seats on the bus and on airplanes. I don't take two seats, but I still find it horrifically embarrassing when people say things like this in my company.
Isn't there anyone out there who is compassionate enough to see that as an overweight person, saying derogatory things about overweight people in my company is no better than pulling my hair and screaming 'You're a big fatty!" to my face?
Being overweight is unhealthy, I get that. I get that they think I'm a lazy ***** for not being skinnier than Kate Moss. I understand.
But what is the point of making someone feel completely uncomfortable?
It's catch 22. As someone with low self esteem, I am pretty blunt. However, when talking about weight, it makes me think that if i stand up and argue it will draw more attention to my weight and cause more gossip than in the first place, so I say nothing.
Except today. Today, I confess my anger on EP and say:
STOP MAKING FAT COMMENTS IN FRONT OF ME.