Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be?

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This is a quote from a post from JK Rowling:

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’?

Sometime ago, I was viewing 2NE1 (or some other girl Korean group) music videos on YouTube, when some of the comments are directed at a certain singer putting on weight. I really wonder if stars and idols are meant to be just stars and idols and not humans. If so, I wonder if the artistes have known what they have signed up up for when they decided to appear on stage: a life of glamour and yet a life of loneliness.

In the same post:

After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

Just some random disclosure.

Thumbnail credit: Snoozing Fat Cat via Flickr

Robert has just graduated from Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems. He studied Analytics as his second major. To keep himself occupied in his free time, he takes up projects that interest him.

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