I hate fat shaming. I really hate it.
But I hate racism worse.
I have watched the Trump campaign with growing horror and I’ve come to the conclusion that being silent in the face of overt racism is a very bad thing to do. I will not be silent.
Keep that in mind.
I guess she just doesn’t see it. Here are the problems with this.
First, the man on the left is not “poor and oppressed.” The man on the left is starving to death. We can have a conversation about why he’s starving to death if you like, but that’s what is happening to him.
Being poor does not equate with being skinny. Lots of very poor people are very heavy and lots of very wealthy people are painfully thin.
Second, the photo on the right is of women marching in protest in Baltimore. Who says they are poor? For all we know, they are college students, or lawyers, or community organizers getting geared up to run for the Presidency.
So, this is an offensive meme. It’s racist, it’s nasty, and it’s inaccurate in the extreme.
It’s also ironic.
It was posted by a woman who lived here (and isn’t doing much better now).
She says, of course, that they lived like this on purpose. But her own commentary puts the lie to that. This is sort of thing Nicole dreams about.
She will never be able to afford anything even approaching that in her lifetime, of course. Hell, I can’t afford that. It’s probably a $50,000 kitchen.
So, the Nauglers are poor. Not just a little bit poor. Really, really poor. As in counting pennies poor. Can’t pay the bills poor. Except the phone bill. They seem to manage that one okay.
So why does Joe look like this?
NOTE: My question above is rhetorical. I do not want to see a bunch of comments about Joe’s weight, or anyone else’s weight. Please.