Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Let's be persons!

Hey you know what's totally easy and costs absolutely nothing? Being a person. It's not at all hard to do, in fact, you're probably doing it right now. So you'd think everyone would be on board with being a person, but then you see something like this.
This looks like a job for...context!
"Here's to being slim and attractive!"
-Thin people
What, you didn't click on the link? You're probably busy not being a terrible human being. The same can't be said for the people who've been handing out these cards (see above) to women on London's tubes (that's Bri'ish for subway). The reverse explains that they represent a group called Overweight Haters Ltd and that they object to overweight people, calling them glutinous, greedy and unworthy of love. They go on to question why fat people don't simply try being skinny. No really, it's that terrible. Here's an excerpt:

The NHS? It's the UK's healthcare
 system. There, if you're sick you go to a
hospital and they treat you. Novel right?
"We object to the enormous amounts of food resources you consume while half the world starves. We disapprove of your wasting NHS money to treat your selfish greed. And we do not understand why you fail to grasp that by eating less you will be better off, slimmer, happy and find a partner who is not a perverted chubby-lover...you are not a pig, you are a fat, ugly human."

-Overweight Haters Ltd being 
awful, I mean, just the worst

Holy shit, right? So the obvious question here is 'is this even for real?' and the answer appears to be sort of. I suppose it could be performance art or something, but even if that's the case, it's still a tremendously dick move.
I'm not convinced. The cards lack the aggressive
weirdness and baffling nudity of performance art.
"Three hundred copies? Wow,
you must really hate fat people..."
Overweight Haters Ltd is at least real in the sense that tube passengers have been getting handed the cards for about a week. As to whether or not this organization is a thing and not just some douche who went to Kinko's and dropped eighty bucks on fat-shaming cards is still unclear. Overweight Haters Ltd. doesn't seem to have a website, and since nothing is truly real without an internet presence, I imagine that I was spot on with the Kinko-douche theory which begs the question, what's his problem? 

This is someone who woke up one day and said to themselves: 'I think that today I shall make fat people feel like shit.' Can you believe it? So congratulations everyone else who managed to be decent to one another today, you are objectively better at being a person than the asshole (or assholes) handing out these cards.
Pictured: Some of the planet's seven billion human beings
who didn't spend their day being total fuckwads.

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