Never mind freaky Halloween costumes and jury duty. It seems the scariest and most repulsive thing in the world, according to Maura Kelly, is a fat person. Unless you've been living a hermit lifestyle or don't have internet, you've probably heard about the controversial article she wrote for Marie Claire's US website, titled "Should Fatties get a Room? (Even on TV?)" It addresses the CBS television sitcom Mike and Molly, about an overweight couple who meet and fall in love at Overeaters Anonymous meetings. Here's an excerpt from her article:
"To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room – just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."
Television characters Mike and Molly, the subject of her fetish.
To be brutally honest, I'd rather be obese than daft, which Maura Kelly, a recovering anorexic, clearly is. And you know what else I find atheistically displeasing? Incorrect grammar. Lets spell heroin correctly next time, Maura. But here's what I really took away from the article, as someone fascinated with our current society: Have we gotten to a point where the size of one's body and shape are such overwhelming factors in determining a person's worth? Are people really as ignorant and shallow as Maura? How the HELL did Marie Claire think it was acceptable to publish this (excuse my obscenity)? Am I going mental?
What's YOUR opinion on this situation?