“You are not a pig. You are a fat, ugly human.”
Come on, Overweight Haters Ltd, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?
Yes, there is a group with that title and their self-appointed mission is to fight gluttony by “fat-shaming” overweight strangers into changing their unhealthy lifestyles.
Look, I’ve heard all the lame excuses from people with weight problems — for example, “I am big-boned.” And I recall a headline from September here at LU saying that telling fat person she has a “pretty face” is a “microaggression.”
But what this group of people is doing by handing out mean-spirited cards is wrong, plain and simple.
You can read the message in its entirety in this tweet by a woman named Kara Florish, who received one of these cards while riding on the London Underground.
— Kara Florish (@kflorish) November 28, 2015
According to New York’s Daily News, the exact source of the cards is unknown, though records at the UK’s Companies House — a branch of the government that registers businesses — there is no company with the name Overweight Haters Ltd.
A report by The Guardian indicates that the London police are looking into this matter.