Stephen Colbert Takes America to Task on ‘Weightism’


Even though “being overweight is as American as eating a whole apple pie,” it appears that society is still prejudiced against the obese. An amendment to the proposed healthcare bill that would reward people for losing weight inspired Stephen Colbert to rant about the issue of “weightism” in America. To her surprise, Anne Farrell, author of the book Fat Shame, finds herself agreeing with him.

[via Eat Me Daily]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2009

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