Only in America - pro fat groups protest Wall-E movie

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Only in America - pro fat groups protest Wall-E movie

Turns out the latest Pixar movie, Wall-E, has offended pro fat groups in the US.

Pro fat groups??? What the heck is this? Only in America would you get a group that actively promotes unhealthy and potentially life threatening lifestyles, as a cultural 'norm'.

The " the swelling ranks of fat pride groups" *smirk*

WALL-E has garnered rave reviews for its satire on consumer culture, in which future humans are depicted as a group of obese gluttons who never leave their padded floating arm chairs.

But one group is not amused - the swelling ranks of fat pride groups, who believe the film propagates anti-obesity hysteria comparable with the quest for the perfect body by the eugenics movement in Nazi Germany.

The backlash has become a cause celebre for a growth industry in the United States, where pro-flab "fat-tivists" are campaigning for human rights for the full of figure.

As the WALL-E controversy hit the headlines, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (Naafa) was last week holding its annual convention in Los Angeles, a celebration of so-called "flabulous figures", seminars on fat discrimination, a fat fashion show, podgy pool parties and entertainment from weighty singing group The Fatimas.

Fighters for fat rights are calling for legislation to ban weight discrimination in the workplace, denouncing airlines that demand they buy two seats and car manufacturers whose seat belts are too small.

They are also battling doctors who won't treat patients who refuse to lose weight and companies that won't insure them.

They seek to reclaim the word "fat", dismissing terms like "overweight" and "obese" as morally loaded.

More fat issues on the link http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
By netchicken: posted on 13-7-2008








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