Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Marie Claire Preaches Against The Fatties

Dear Maura,

I was alerted to this piece of fine journalism by one of my assistants, and wish to congratulate your courageous efforts against the hordes of fatties that plague the world in These Dark Days of Walmart and McDonald's. I only have one suggestion: instead of exercising to lose weight, why not simply not eat? A friendly tip from your be-gloved uncle, you understand.



michael said...

I agree. I'm upset she posted an apology. The fatties are everywhere moaning about how thin is an unhealthy and unrealistic body image. And being a blimp is?

fledgling said...

i'm shocked by the amount of attention maura's article has received. both positive and the largely present negative.

people act like being fat is the same as being born white or black (something you can't help)- and its not at all. fat isn't something you are, it's something you become.

just sayin'

major kudos to michael- i too am upset she apologized; she was probably mandated to by the editors at marie claire.

maxwell conrad


Brooke said...
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Brooke said...

karl isn't congratulating her! he is being ironic. she had anorexia and the line "why don't you simply just not eat" is a stab at that.

michael said...


Look for the Forest, not the trees. We get the stab, Uncle Karl always seasons his compliments with a little sarcasm.