I read this and my jaw (figuratively) dropped to the floor:
A Fargo, N.D., woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she deems “moderately obese” a letter instead of candy this Halloween.
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. … I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it,” the woman said in a morning radio interview with Y94. She wouldn’t identify herself.
The letter states: “You child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.”
That’s just…I got nothin’. Who the hell does this woman think she is? I hope and pray she does not have children, because God only knows how she would be treating them. They really should bring back shunning for creatures like this.
And don’t you just love how the cowardly bitch didn’t give her name? If she’s so proud of what she is doing — and she quite obviously is, if she voluntarily went on the radio to talk about it — then she ought to put her name to it. But that’s okay. There are ways to find out the names of people who do things like this; it’s been done before and I have no doubt it could be done here, although I don’t know if this would peg people’s outrage meter the way the suicide of Megan Meier did, to the point that people would put forth the effort to do it.
And I really hope Dr. David Smith doesn’t have kids either, because he obviously knows nothing about raising them if he’d actually approve of strangers berating children for perceived flaws. I mean, really? Embarrassing kids in front of their peers and damaging their already-fragile self-esteem is a public service? Wow…