Thursday, September 29, 2016

VIDEO: What's wrong with "fat-shaming"?

What was it, exactly, that The Donald called Rosie O'Donnell? A fat slob? A pig? A porker? Ed. has chased down the New York Times account of how the feud started.

According to the Times, in 2006 Mr Trump "unleashed a verbal fusillade on Entertainment Tonight, calling Ms. O’Donnell 'disgusting' and 'a slob' with 'a fat, ugly face'. He said he wanted to take her to court so he could 'take some money out of her fat-ass pockets' and wondered aloud why anyone would choose to be in a romantic relationship with her.

"'We’re all a little chubby, but Rosie is just worse than most of us,' he said. 'But it's not the chubbiness. Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.'

"Mr. Trump went on Late Show With David Letterman to talk about his dislike for Ms O'Donnell"...who had recently come out as a lesbian, calling her 'a degenerate'."

Yeah. "Degenerate". That was the part Walt had forgotten. Nowadays, the Times and their anointed candidate Shrillery Clinton would call that remark an example of Mr Trump's "homophobia". They've already labelled the rest "fat-shaming", which is yet another example of The Donald's persistent political incorrectness.

He did say that "we're all a little chubby" -- meaning all Americans, Walt presumes -- but that's something you just can't say any more, not even about yourself. Even as the American woman tips the scales at 166.2 lbs (in 2015), up from 140 lbs in 1960, the words "fat", "huuuuuge", "immense", "gargantuan", "enormous", [That's enough fat words. Ed.] have been banned from the language.

Political correctness was not always so pervasive. As recently as the 80s, fat jokes were a staple on Married With Children. Here's a mix. Hope you can enjoy them before the PC police have them removed from YouTube.

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