Fat People on the News

Are you a fat person? Do you often find yourself being followed by news crews? Ever wonder what insulting story your image is used in? Come here to find out!

PBS is running a series on fat people in the developed world. Fat people are still on the rise(as a figure of speech, most of them are actually sitting on the couch). A fat person costs the healthcare system 25% more than a healthy person during their lives, but the increased cost is negated by the fact that fat people live 8 to 10 years less on average. No joke. Also fat people in Sweden earn 18% less than average wages. 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/04/how-us-obesity-compares-with-other-countries.html

PBS is running a series on fat people in the developed world. Fat people are still on the rise(as a figure of speech, most of them are actually sitting on the couch). A fat person costs the healthcare system 25% more than a healthy person during their lives, but the increased cost is negated by the fact that fat people live 8 to 10 years less on average. No joke. Also fat people in Sweden earn 18% less than average wages. 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/04/how-us-obesity-compares-with-other-countries.html

It seems that economists have joined the War on Fat People, suggesting that fat people should pay more for their airline tickets than their less gluttonous brethren. Healthy people might be saying, ‘that seems fair, if some fatty’s stomach is going to be taking up half my seat,’ but what they don’t understand is that in America we have the inalienable right to be fat and not pay the consequences(except for unsightliness, shortness of breath, diabetes, heart disease, etc.).
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/obese-airline-passengers-_n_2975218.html

It seems that economists have joined the War on Fat People, suggesting that fat people should pay more for their airline tickets than their less gluttonous brethren. Healthy people might be saying, ‘that seems fair, if some fatty’s stomach is going to be taking up half my seat,’ but what they don’t understand is that in America we have the inalienable right to be fat and not pay the consequences(except for unsightliness, shortness of breath, diabetes, heart disease, etc.).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/obese-airline-passengers-_n_2975218.html

Next time some snooty foreigner tells you that there are too many fat people in America, tell them, ‘Oh, yeah? In Australia kids are so fat they’re getting their tonsils removed so that they can breathe.’ True story. Whatever you do, don’t you dare discriminate against people too fat to breathe by encouraging them to lose weight.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/young-children-so-overweight-doctors-have-to-take-out-tonsils-so-they-can-breathe/story-e6frea83-1226610433823 

Next time some snooty foreigner tells you that there are too many fat people in America, tell them, ‘Oh, yeah? In Australia kids are so fat they’re getting their tonsils removed so that they can breathe.’ True story. Whatever you do, don’t you dare discriminate against people too fat to breathe by encouraging them to lose weight.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/young-children-so-overweight-doctors-have-to-take-out-tonsils-so-they-can-breathe/story-e6frea83-1226610433823