Katie Hopkins fights obesity
I have to admit that I have a sneaking admiration for people who speak their minds on public platforms. In today’s politically correct world, it’s refreshing (and even more so if I tend to agree with their opinions).
Katie, and I have to admit that I had never heard of her until this furore, spoke her mind very clearly about the obese.
She declared that they were lazy and that she deplores the fact that in Britain today, one in three adults is classed as obese, that size sixteen is the average dress size and that even five year old children are obese.
She claimed that it’s easy to lose weight and when challenged, decided to prove it.
She decided to gain – and then lose – fifty pounds
She undertook the most appalling diet of junk food and sweet, sugary snacks. A few months later she had almost doubled her body weight. She reported that it was dreadful. She and her husband had no sex life any more,people asked her if she was pregnant and she felt ill, fat and ugly.
So she proceeded to lose the weight, as she’d promised.
In the video below – this is before her experiment – she was taking part on chat show about ‘fattism’. The large lady on the left is saying that it simply isn’t fair that she should be discriminated against when job hunting because of the way she looks (i.e. huge). Personally, I think looks are important at work – I wouldn’t employ someone with acne, a tattooed face and a pierced nose as a receptionist, for example.
The large lady maintains that she shouldn’t have to change the way she looks in order to get job. I’m not sure that I agree. See what you think. You’ll see Katie on the right.
To be as honest as Katie for a moment, I wouldn’t employ the fat girl either. How healthy is she? How much time would she take off work because of illness? I’d even wonder whether she could get up the stairs and if I’d need to supply her with a specially-reinforced chair. Given the choice of her and another equally qualified but slim candidate, I know which one I’d choose. It’s simply a safer business decision that many employers would make.
So Katie, to prove her point, put on a lot of weight. In the video below you see her after her weight gain, trying to exercise.
In this video, Katie is interviewed by American TV when she is working her way back to her normal weight. She has fifteen pounds yet to lose.
As you can see, she is adamant that it isn’t possible to be fat and happy because of the health problems that are caused by obesity.
Is this a snooty skinny-girl attitude or is she correct?
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