It’s the only remaining form of discrimination that you can still get away with, so apparently everybody and their brother feels it necessary to comment on Chris Christie’s unhealthy weight. You can’t make a joke about his religion, whatever it is. You can’t make a joke about his ethnic background, no matter what it is. You can’t make a joke about his skin color, no matter what it is. You can’t make a joke about a disability which may affect him, no matter what it is. You can’t make a joke about his sexual orientation, no matter what it is.
But being fat? Well, roll out the barrel!!!
Everybody from pea-brained social media friends of mine to national TV hosts like Jay Leno have made jokes about Christie’s weight. It’s such an easy target. Asked about his weight by some nooz dweeb a few weeks ago, Christie shot back “I eat too much. It’s not a mystery.”
Oh, and the fat puns – Christie tackles weighty issues; he’s not running for President so much as he’s waddling for President; he needs to fatten up his campaign chest – most of them aren’t even mildly creative.
We have TV shows that poke fun at fat people, like the now-popular “Mike and Molly Show”, about a couple who met at “Overeaters Anonymous”; like the old “Fat Albert Show” from Bill Cosby, who should be ashamed of himself for naming the big guy “Fat Albert”; and the perennially popular “Biggest Loser” shows, which have engendered local spinoffs. Some people argue that “Biggest Loser” is about success and confidence and transformation; but at its essence, it’s a show about fat people.
Try to imagine a show “Biggest Gainer”, about people with anorexia desperately trying to see their body as the rest of the world does, and GAIN weight.
Didn’t think so.